Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents /Carers January 2021
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and
parents or carers about what to expect from our remote education offer
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
Children at home will receive the same quality curriculum that is offered to
children in school. This is a continuation of our own bespoke curriculum-
lessons planned and delivered by teachers in school, meeting the needs of the
children in their class.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
Children should aim to complete a minimum of 4 hours work a day. This
includes some independent reading time.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Children can access our remote learning offer via their Google Classroom login.
If families have technical concerns, there is support available via the school
office. A limited number of devices are also available for loan and will be issued
on a greatest need basis.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you
support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home.
We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote
Provide paper resources weekly for parents to collect
School has a small number of devices which can be accessed by
parents if we feel no suitable devices can be found at home.
How will my child be taught remotely?
Children will attend lessons daily at 9.30am,11.00am and 1.30pm. These
sessions will last for 30 minutes where the teacher will teach a concept and
model examples of how to complete the independent work.
Children will then leave the meeting and complete the independent work away
from the screen. This will have pre-loaded to the ‘classwork’ section of Google
Classrooms. This is then uploaded by the children to be reviewed by the
teacher after the lessons.
Paper packs are available for those who prefer or cannot access the online
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support
that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We expect that all children attend online lesson daily unless otherwise agreed.
We aim to replicate school as far as we can and in all respects in order to
maintain good learning behaviours. This includes good punctuality, being
organised and good behaviour. Any concerns regarding this will be dealt with in
the same way as it would be in school.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how
will I be informed if there are concerns?
Pupil engagement and motivation will be monitored daily as it would be in
school. When accessing remote learning through Google Classrooms, all
children must have their camera on and questions will be targeted at individuals
based on prior assessment. Children considered not to be engaging or are
seen to have poor attendance will be reported to SLT and a welfare call made
home for support.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written
comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or
quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective
methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is
The teacher will look at all the work that is handed in. Once they have done
this, they will ‘return’ it. Sometimes teachers will leave a comment but most
4 times, they will not. If it is returned, parents should know it has been looked at
and that assessments have been noted for individual pupil progress purposes.
General feedback will be given to the whole class during subsequent lessons.
Children accessing remote learning through paper-based resources are
encouraged to return work each week as they pick up the next pack.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support
from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special
educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote
education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties
this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support
those pupils in the following ways:
The school office can work with families to overcome and technical
issues relating to online work. Suitable adaptations can be made to
ensure all children access the curriculum and engage daily with their
teacher where appropriate. This could mean not turning on camera and
observing a lesson rather than engaging with it. Where necessary,
individual independent work can be set where a child is unable to access
the objectives of the year group.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their
remote education differ from the approaches described above?
No, the approach will be the same. The only time the child will not be expected
to engage with their remote education is if they are unwell.