Remote education provision: information for parents
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
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:
Ash and Oak
Pine, Birch and Elm
3 hours per day
Maple, Spruce and Willow
4 hours per day
Redwood, Chestnut and Aspen
4 hours per day
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We use the ‘e-schools’ platform via a log-in on the school website.
Children can use their personal password to access their daily learning on their class page from the website. Links to video tutorials, lesson presentations, activities, online educational games and educational resources are all located in the one central place.
Each day, quizzes are posted in the children’s learning area to assess the children’s learning. All children are required to complete the daily quiz and we ask, where possible, even if the child is using the paper pack, to complete the online daily quiz.
The teachers review the quizzes and give feedback to the answers, either on line or on paper.
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 an electronic device that enables you to access the school learning platform the school can:
Lend a laptop to you- These are allocated in line with government guidance in a priority order. -Please contact the school office if you require an electronic device.
Provide paper versions of the learning and activities
The school produces weekly booklets that have all of the same learning that happens in school, with a few additional explanation pages. These are available to collect from the school office, please call ahead to make sure we have printed enough copies. We ask that these be collected on a Friday and then returned the following Friday to enable the teachers to review the learning.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
We use a mixture of the following to teach remotely
recorded teaching (White Rose maths, Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
1:1 telephone calls and tutorials
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
Educational games and activities through Education City
The school provides additional reading and comprehension activities through Bug Club and Oxford reading.
long-term project work and/or internet research activities
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?
Each pupil is expected to work for the allocated time each day- [see above] either completing the online tutorials and set work, or by accessing the video lessons and completing the paper packs.
Each pupil is also expected to complete the Daily Quiz- preferably online or on paper [and returning them to school] In addition children may send work directly to their teacher through the learning platform.
It is expected that families support their child’s learning everyday by making remote learning part of their daily routine during lockdown. This includes speaking with school when they make contact to offer support.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
The staff check the engagement of each pupil daily. Through the e-school platform teachers check the work that each pupil has done and which child has answered the daily quiz. Teachers also make telephone calls twice a week to check the engagement and understanding of each pupil. Paper packs are asked to be returned to school each week along with the separate Quiz section. Staff then review the booklets, and assess the quizzes.
As well as checking completion of the activities, we also check the pupil’s understanding and need for their next steps of learning.
A teacher and Teaching Assistant from each year group is assigned to work specifically with the remote learners. If a child is not engaging then a teacher will make direct contact via the e-school parent platform and telephone to try and determine why the child has not been engaging and what the school can do to help further engagement.
If contact cannot be made via the telephone, messages are sent through the parent/carer section of the learning platform. Follow up telephone calls are then made. If there is no return call or response to the message on the e-school platform then an email is sent from school to the parent’s email.
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:
As well as access to a teacher each day for assistance with ongoing work through the e-school platform, the daily quizzes are marked and the children informed of which responses were correct. Those children completing paper based quizzes are asked to return them to school for marking at the end of each week.
The quizzes are marked by the teachers and feedback is given to the pupils. Information from the pupils’ responses to the quizzes is then used to inform the next steps of learning, whether to move on or give more time to a given topic or subject.
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:
Children with an EHCP are in school working with a class teacher and teaching assistant.
Children identified as have a special educational need receive support from the teacher through the e-schools platform and specific tutorials and work set that matches their need.
Some children may find it difficult to access the online learning, so paper packs with activities they can do independently and with parental support are provided. Teachers are also available for help and guidance through the e-school learning platform via the school website.