Remote Education Provision
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
Information for parents
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
Students will be provided with appropriate work for each lesson. This can be accessed via Teams. Students are part of a class teams group from the start of the academic year and should make themselves familiar with the location of resources.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Apart from any staff absences student should be able to access remote lessons via teams.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, Sciences, Physical education, Technology and any other subjects that require equipment not available to students at home.
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:
Key Stage 3, 4 & 5
Students will follow the same timetable as they do in school. The length of lessons or breaks may be subject to change to give students a break from online teaching. (Screen time break).
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Students will access all live lessons and online resources primarily through Microsoft Teams. Students may be directed to the use of additional platforms to support independent work for example:- Kerboodle, Dr Frost, GCSE Pod etc. Teachers will give further information to students were relevant.
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.
If your child requires support accessing the curriculum due to lack of equipment including laptop or WI-FI please contact the welfare team firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely. Some examples of remote teaching approaches:
- live teaching (online lessons)
- recorded teaching (e.g. GCSE Pod, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- long-term project work and/or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on these approaches)
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?
- The expectation is that students will attend and participate fully with all online lessons and activities.
- Students and parents are expected to inform the school/teacher of any absences as per school attendance policy.
- Students are expected to have camera’s and microphone on and available when requested by teachers.
- Parents are expected to support teaching by ensuring that students have a suitable work area available at home.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Teachers will take a register at the start of each lesson.
- Teachers will communicate with students that have not attended lessons to ascertain why they are absent and support them with work missed.
- The pastoral team will communicate with parents about any ongoing absences or failure to engage with lessons
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:
- Students and parents will continue to receive regular progess reports unless this is not possible for any reason.
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 SENCo will regularly communicate with students and parents to ensure all specific needs are met.
- If students require additional support or parents have any concerns please contact the SENCo via the welfare email. email@example.com