Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section.
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.
Log on details for TEAMS platform sent home (use of school email account to access)
Additional checks made regarding need for technology/paper packs
Details shared when remote learning will begin – will depend on time of bubble closure/year group. Link text to parents. Uploaded to class page on the website.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Primary school-aged pupils
We will provide a minimum of 3 hours remote learning a day for KS1 and 4 hours for KS2. Covering core subjects and some foundation.
We will use Microsoft TEAMS. Pupils will access through their school email account. Depending on the year group this may be live lessons or pre-recorded or a mixture of both In addition log on details will be provided for self-led learning (years 1-6) Rock Star Maths, Purple Mash.
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:
Some digital devices may be available for a loan period for pupils to access home learning.
We may be able to arrange SIM cards for Internet access.
If pupils do not have online access paper packs will be provided, this can be returned to the school for teachers to check.
Any enquires can be made by contacting the school office
Telephone: 0121 4644519
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
The approaches used will depend on the age of the pupils who are learning remotely;
Some examples of remote teaching approaches:
For pupils completing home learning there are the following expectations:
We expect parents with children learning remotely to:
In this section, please set out briefly:
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:
Using TEAMS pupils will be able to submit work digitally and receive either written or verbal feedback. This could either be typed after the completion or ‘live’ depending on how lessons are being delivered. This is also dependent upon the age of pupils. Some work is digitally submitted and the teacher will assess and feedback to the pupils digitally.
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 class teachers will prepare as they would normally in class, work to match individual pupil needs. Dependent on the needs of the learner this will either be over the digital platform or through the use of paper packs. We will liaise with parents and carers in order to use the best approach for all parties.
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
In this instance if ‘live’ remote learning is not suitable the lesson resources will be uploaded to the class pages within the school website. These resources will allow pupils to maintain their learning as it will reflect what is happening in school.
Using Xbox or PlayStation
to Access Remote Learning