Remote Education Provision – Information for parents
Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: Guidance for all schools in England – DFE January 2021
The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and will include both
· recorded or live direct teaching time, and
· time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.
The amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:
Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children
Key Stage 2: 4 hours a day
We teach the same curriculum remotely and in the same sequence as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate.
However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, some PE activities may differ between home and school.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Number of hours
EYFS – Nursery and reception
Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
Key Stage 2 – Years 3,4,5,6
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Our online remote learning is primarily delivered through live Zoom sessions. However, these live sessions are also balanced with asynchronous (non-live) learning using Seesaw, Purple Mash, Charanga, Lexia, Reading Plus, TTRS, Languagenut, Tapestry, Letterjoin, White Rose Maths and also Microsoft Teams apps such as Sway.
Useful additional resources we use are: SharePoint, BBC Bitesize and Oxford Owls
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 education:
The academy works with all pupils to ensure there are no barriers preventing them from accessing remote learning. This includes;
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Our remote learning offer; supports teachers in delivering effective remote learning sessions; supports parents during times of school closure or isolation; ensures children are safe and have access to remote learning when needed; supports learning for all children during remote learning.
Pupils will receive;
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?
Working together is vital in order to deliver an effective remote learning offer. We expect parents and carers to support;
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Attendance of remote learning will be taken at appropriate intervals during the day. At times of absence due to any technological issues or barriers;
Where there has been absence not due to technological barriers;
At all stages we will work together with parents, carers and pupils to support their engagement and attendance. We will offer support and advice to parents and carers whenever it is required.
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 as follows:
Pupils receive feedback in several different ways. These are balanced and appropriate to support teacher, pupils and purpose. These include;
Feedback is a vital part of engaging and supporting learning and wellbeing during remote learning. As such we ensure that all children get feedback daily. Deeper forms of feedback, such as verbal feedback and a modelling video are generally received by pupils weekly.
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:
At all stages, learning is personalised to meet the needs of individuals.
Technology and platforms ensure that differentiation and bespoke support is not limited or hindered.
Support will be provided to ensure, where possible, all can utilise the technology to support their learning.
Where technology itself might prove a barrier for specific learning needs, appropriate and effective alternative will be provided.
Whilst the academy draws on the trust capacity and expertise, the academy will also liaise with wider professionals, such as vision and hearing team, SALT, YMM and counselling etc