Remote Education

Remote Education Provision - Information for  Parents and Carers

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education their child needs to learn at home. 


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

A pupil’s first day or two 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.

On the first day your child will have access to maths, English and curriculum learning as well as our learning apps such as Reading Eggs and Mathletics.



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 will teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may make adaptations to some aspects of learning to enable children to acquire, practice and embed a particular skill (eg. practical curriculum subjects such as art, DT or music). 


Staff will adapt the curriculum as required so that resources are accessible for parents at home. 

Daily remote education will take the form of English, maths, phonics (KS1), a topic-based activity and opportunities for PE and PSHE. 

As we are a Church of England School, there will also be opportunities for collective worship throughout the week.


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:

Key Stage 1= 3 hours+ per day

Key Stage 2= 4 hours+ a day including additional extracurricular activities that you can complete and additional resources for those who require learning challenges. 


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

We use Microsoft Teamsto support children in learning from home and recommend that you download this app onto your device.


 KS1 and KS2 children will be able to access live lessons through Teams as well as resources and independent work.


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:

If you do not have access to a device or have other technology problems, then please contact the school to inform us of this. We may be able to lend you a  tablet/laptop or devices to boost a poor internet connection.

Printed copies of the home learning can be available if you do not have online access. Again, please contact the school if you require printed copies.

If you are unable to submit the work online, pupils can bring their work into school when they have finished when they return to school. 


How will my child be taught remotely?

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

You will receive a timetable to guide you with their learning including live lessons/video-based lessons throughout each day. 


Your child will generally receive a mixture of live lessons and independent activities.  You can adapt the timetable to suit you as a family. 
Teachers can be contacted via email or through the Teams direct message. 

We may also provide additional interventions to support your child in their learning and staff will notify you if this applies to your child.

Your child will have access to a variety of the following resources: 

  • live or recorded lessons by our teachers or from reputable websites such as the DfE endorsed Oak Academy.
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences.
  • use of online subscriptions e.g. Reading Eggs, Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Oxford Owl online reading books.
  • resources uploaded to the ‘Files’ section on Microsoft Teams e.g. Reading Comprehensions linked to the VIPERS reading skills or opportunities and activities for learning across the wider curriculum.


What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

Your child is expected to engage with the daily learning provided by their class teacher. If this is proving challenging, please contact us and we can help in providing some solutions.


We expect your child to complete the daily work assigned to them however we are flexible with when and how this achieved. For some families a structured timetable works and for others it does not. We want you to make home learning as stress-free as possible for you as a family and we are able to support if you are having difficulties in engaging your child. 
We aim to offer a range of learning opportunities throughout their lessons so that your child remains as motivated as possible. 
We strongly suggest creating a timetable linked to the daily structure provided by your child’s class teacher to provide routine as this is usual practice at school and gives children a visual guide to their day. 
You are not required to sit with your child during live lessons and we aim to provide learning that can be done independently. If your child is finding any learning challenging, then we advise that they or you contact their teacher via Teams so that we can support them. Please do not complete the work for your child and instead highlight to us any difficulties they face so we can support with progress. 
Parents/carers are asked to facilitate their child’s access onto Microsoft Teams. Please help your child to find a quiet space at home where your child will be able to focus and concentrate.


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


Children will be required to check in with their teacher at least twice a day. Children are required to submit at least one piece of work or evidence of learning for English, maths and the wider curriculum (including PSHE and PE) per week. Other informal methods will be used to monitor pupils’ learning including online sites such as Mathletics. For some lessons (particularly writing) they may be asked to submit their work a couple of times that week to support with providing feedback to help with their writing. 


We will be contacting your child via Teams if they have not sent over their work that week. This will allow us to check if there are any problems with uploading the work or whether they are finding their learning challenging. If we still do not receive the work, we will contact you to provide support. 

We do keep registers of pupils taking part in online learning which we review each week. If you are having any difficulties with accessing online learning, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

We will ask for 3 pieces of work to be photographed and submitted via the pupil’s direct chat on Microsoft Teams each week. If this is not possible, these pieces of work can be sent via email. We will also provide feedback to the children through the direct chat function, with any possible next steps included, where applicable. We may sometimes assess understanding through marking pieces of work together and quizzes marked automatically.


In Guided Reading, for KS1 children, they will read with an adult at least once a week during 1:1 sessions with an adult from school. The adult will assess whether your child needs to move to the next book band. For KS2 children, they will complete a variety of reading tasks and will read with their teacher weekly as needed to develop their fluency and comprehension.


How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

Where children may be working at home for an extended period of time, we will provide SEND pupils with a parent friendly provision map to support parents with accessing remote learning. When this has been provided, class teachers will follow up with a parent consultation to discuss the provision map and any other support their child might need during lockdown. This will enable an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle to continue even though pupils are at home. 

Where appropriate, we will also remain in close contact with external agencies supporting your child (eg. SALT and the Educational Psychologist). We will adjust the level of support accordingly, offering one-to-one and small group online support as and when needed for SEND pupils and sometimes if required provide a pupil with an individualised pack of learning. 

Mr. Smith, the school SENDCo, can be contacted at jsmith@looeprimary.co.uk to provide further advice and support if required. He will work closely with the class teachers to ensure remote provision is the very best it can be for pupils with SEND.



 

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