Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents and 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 when individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
The Google drive is always up to date with the resources for the week.
The pupils also all have access to purple mash, TT Rockstars and Numbots.
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?
Our online resources follow the same planning as the classroom. Resources placed onto the Google drive, present the classroom planning in an accessible way for parents and carers. These are all available on the shared drive and updated weekly.
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:
Primary school-aged pupils
There are minimum expectations for remote provision.
We expect between the work on the Google drive and other online resources that the children will have access to 3-4 hours of work each day.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
You can find it at
Children have already received their log in details for TT Rockstars and Purple mash before the first lockdown.
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 have access to some devices which we can lend to support families. This will only be where there is no access to any device in the house at all.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- Planning and PowerPoint made available by the staff
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- long-term project work and/or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on these approaches)
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 would like parents to communicate with school via the ClassDojo app/site. Work can be uploaded into portfolios that the teachers can view and respond to.
For children in nursery and foundation, this will be via Tapestry.
In year 6 this will be via the Google Drive.
Where these are not appropriate due to a family’s personal circumstances, we will look to use email or similar instead.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Where we do not receive emails from parents about the work that has been completed at home, we will make contact to check the pupils are managing to access the learning. Where pupils are away from school for a longer period, staff will call periodically to check on their welfare and learning needs.
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:
Comments on the child’s work will be added to their google drive, tapestry account or via ClassDojo portfolio. This will be visible to the parent.
There may also be some online quizzes and assessments.
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:
We will keep in regular contact with pupils who have additional needs. Our school SENDCO Miss Stevens will also be available via the telephone and email.
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?
We aim to ensure the remote access for all children is as close to the classroom experience as possible, whether absent for the short term or for a longer term.