Remote learning is where the student and the teacher are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment. The teacher provides the learning through Google Classroom and the child watches and or listens, and then attempts the activity. The work is generally submitted through Google Classroom and the teacher then checks it, giving the appropriate guidance to encourage the child's learning.
In the event that remote learning is needed, we trust that this section of the website supports our families in accessing our remote provision. However, well being calls will be made to those that are not on line learning each day, if learning remotely. During these telephone calls if we can be of further support, please do update our wellbeing team.
Remote education provision: information for parents
A pupil's first day or two of being remotely educated might look different from our standard approach, while we take necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
After the first day or two, children will be able to access lessons on Google Classtoom, in the same way they do their Homework.
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, (activities may be more hands on that the the planned curriculum when teaching remotely).
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:
- provide you with paper packs which can be collected from the school office
- provide devices for those children that meet the criteria
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 do expect children to engage in learning every day. If there is a barrier to do this, please do contact your child's class teacher.
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:
- Marking on google classroom
- Exemplary Learner videos.
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 an individual way.
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.