Covid-19 restrictions may sometimes require large groups of children (or ‘pods’) to remain at home.
The information in this leaflet explains what parents and carers can expect from remote education if this happens.
Details about what you can expect when individual pupils are self-isolating are in the final section of this information.
1: The remote curriculum
What is taught to pupils at home?
On the first day or two, remote learning may look different to our usual approach. Teachers will need this time to get ready 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?
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?
2: Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
3: Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
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:
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
4: 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?
There is an expectation that pupils engage in remote learning each day and that parents establish positive routines in order for their children to complete the work set. We realise it is not always easy to keep to a routine if you are working from home, but it will make learning much easier for your child.
See Code of conduct for pupils and for parent in Appendix.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean long written comments for individual children.
Our approach to feedback is as follows:
5: 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 continue to work with parents and carers to support those pupils. We will work with families in the following ways:
6: Remote education for self-isolating pupils
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
We hope this has helped to clarify our approach to remote education. If you have any further questions or queries, or indeed any positive comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.