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.
For parents and carers of pupils accessing remote education, please use the question accordions below to find out more.
Please note that the first few days 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 and setting up the appropriate platforms
The first few days of remote education may look slightly different, and will usually involve work-packs across the four main curriculum areas, Maths, Science, English and PSHRE. This will allow leaders time to coordinate wider approaches that will be suitable for our pupils
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, pupils that study 'hands-on' vocational subjects may be limited to more theoretical approaches in these subjects, such as construction, hair and beauty, car mechanics, PE and food technology
We anticipate to offer a full-time offer to pupils accessing remote education, and whilst we strive for over 20 hours per pupil over the course of the week, we will offer no less than 16 hours remote education per week per child
The school will adopt one or a blend of the following platforms to support our pupils 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:
Remote teaching will vary and could include:
We expect that all children engage with remote learning as per their created and shared timetable. Details to access and times of access will always be shared with parents and carers, with demonstrations if necessary so you can best support
Remote learning will follow our attendance policy and procedures, so engagement and attendance to pre-organised sessions will be checked.
Checking for engagement in the remote learning will include:
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:
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:
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.
We will utilise either the Edclass learning platform, which will be tailored to your child's curriculum, or the OneDrive platform to share resources, tasks and learning materials for all subjects from their second day of isolation