This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if your child needs to learn 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.
On the first day of absence, children will have access to English, Maths and wider curriculum learning. This will either be by accessing 'live' lessons via Teams or may be through accessing suggested activities which will follow the learning taking place in the class.
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 as we are aware that parents and carers may not have access to the same resources we have in school.
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:
3+ hours per day
4+ hours per day
The majority of our learning is via the Microsoft Teams platform. This will allow your child access to live or recorded lessons. They can also access assignments via the platform and upload their work.
The school will also be using the educational apps, ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Spelling frame’ to set children learning activities.
In the first instance, if parents/carers do not have digital devices to access remote learning we will look into providing the required electronic devices, through lending school ones or government initiatives.
If parents/carers cannot print the required learning material they can request for packs to be printed at school.
If parents/carers cannot submit work to class teachers because of online access, they can drop the work off at school, when they collect their next pack.
The school will phone all parents/carers to check they can access remote learning.
If parents/carers would like to inform the school they have a lack of digital devices to access remote learning they can call the school (01503 262059) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child will generally receive a mixture of live lessons and independent activities. You can adapt the timetable to suit you as a family.
We fully understand the challenge parents/carers face balancing the remote teaching of their children, alongside the commitments of having other children at home and their own work commitments.
Therefore, we appreciate that home learning may have to work around family commitments, rather than simply following a school timetable.
It is our expectation that children engage with remote learning on a daily basis. This may be via online live sessions, recorded teaching via the school website or assigned tasks from teachers on educational apps.
If the school has any concerns about a child’s lack of engagement with remote learning, we will phone the parent/carer to discuss the matter.
Monitoringengagement will be checked by phone calls and emails with parents/carers, recording if children are present at live sessions online, if children have uploaded their learning for teachers to assess and through the monitoring of educational apps which shows whether a child has completed the task or not and how well they have done this.
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:
Feedback may take the form of email responses the class teacher makes from learning that has been uploaded and sent to them.
Often it will be through the conversations the teacher has individually with a child through Microsoft TEAMs.
Our quizzes on TEAMs and work set through Mathletics, also gives automatic feedback to children.
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:
We will discuss each family’s needs with home learning with a telephone call. Where it is appropriate, we will run one-to-one and small group sessions for children so we can tailor support to them, whether it be academic or social and emotional.
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