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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.


For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.


The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home


What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?


If your child is sent home from school to self-isolate, we will check and ensure that you have access to an appropriate device to use at home. Your child’s class teacher will make contact via email from the first day of absence and give you links to videos, power points, activities and live lessons via Teams.


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?


  • 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, in PE, it would not be possible to teach invasion games when children are working in isolation.


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:

Early Years

1 – 2 hours a day (Reception 2 hours,

Nursery 1 hour of activities)

Key Stage 1

3 hours per day of both recorded or live direct teaching time, and time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.

Key Stage 2

4 hours per day of both recorded or live direct teaching time, and time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.


Accessing remote education


How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?


Links to videos, activities and live Teams sessions will be sent electronically to the parent/carer’s email address. Completed activities will be sent back directly to the child’s class teacher.


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:


  • We will provide a laptop to any child who does not have an appropriate device to use at home. We will ask all parents and carers to contact us if they require a device.
  • We will provide a SIM card for any child who does not have access to the internet.
  • Parents/Carers can collect printed materials if, in spite of support from school, they do not have online access.
  • Pupils can submit work to their teachers by bringing completed printed work back to the school if they do not have online access.




How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:


  • live teaching via Teams.
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • Platforms including Renaissance Reading, Epic Reading, Times Tables  Rockstars and Mathletics.



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 all children to attend a core subject Teams lesson daily and a well-being lesson twice a week.
  • We expect children to watch the recorded lessons and complete the activities set for them by their teachers every day. We expect that completed work is return to the teacher.
  • We expect that parents/carers support their children by helping them to access the provision. We expect that good routines are established and that parents seek support if needed from the teacher.



How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?


  • Teachers will record attendance at Teams sessions. Any child who is not present will be called via telephone immediately afterwards to discuss reasons for not attending and how the teacher can support.
  • Teachers will also record engagement with activities at home and any concerns will be discussed directly with the parent.
  • If a teacher has a concern about engagement, this will be recorded on the school’s electronic system (CPOMS) and referred to a senior leader. A senior leader will then take attempt to make contact, including home visits.



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:


  • Teachers are able to provide verbal feedback every day in Teams sessions, as they would do to a whole class in school. Pupils will receive written feedback on work as it is submitted via email.
  • If individual children require further intervention, individual telephone calls or Teams sessions will be arranged as necessary.


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:


  • Differentiated work is uploaded linked to their support plans
  • Resources and supportive materials made available from the class are sent home
  • Children will have access to apps they use in the classroom
  • Regular phone calls from support assistants and learning mentors are made to support any emerging issues.


Remote education for self-isolating pupils

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.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?


If your child is self-isolating when their classmates are in school, the teacher will not have daily live sessions in the same way as if all children in the bubble were also at home. This is because of the teaching commitment they have in school. However, it may be appropriate at times for your child’s teacher to send you a link to a Teams session so that you child can see an explanation to all children, live in the classroom.

You will, however, definitely receive daily links to videos, recorded lessons and activities that your child will be expected to do at home if they are well enough. As above, the class teacher will provide feedback on work submitted and regular calls will be made to support.