This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or 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 where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
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.
Students are able to transfer immediately to remote learning through Google Classroom. Teachers will set appropriate work for their classes via the Classroom; this will include live lessons, pre recorded lessons and appropriate resources to ensure that learning continues in line with the normal sequence of learning.
Disadvantaged students who do not have access to technology can loan a laptop/chromebook from the school. In some cases, it may be possible for other students to loan a laptop depending on the Academy’s capacity and it may also be appropriate for paper copies of resources to be sent home for students to complete.
If your situation at home changes please inform the school so that our records regarding students’ access to technology and Wi-Fi access can be kept up to date. Please contact us at email@example.com.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
If you are using online tools or digital platforms, either for delivery or for assessment, please share the names of these resources.
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:
In this section, please provide high-level information (where applicable, and ensuring parents know how to contact the school for further details) about:
If you have already informed us that your child needs access to a device to access online learning a laptop/chromebook will be issued to any student on our pupil premium register (Free School Meal children, other children may also be issue issued with a device where resources allow) for the duration of the Covid related absence. We do understand that circumstances may change and should this happen then please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org A colleague from school will then contact you to address any issues and to resolve any barriers to online learning, including Wi-Fi access.
For those families who have requested printed materials; packs of work will be posted home or delivered (if appropriate). A member of staff will contact you to agree an appropriate way of submitting the completed work in order to get feedback from teachers. This could include regular phone calls, posting work back to the school or taking photos of the completed work via mobile phone and emailing it to the appropriate person.
Google Classroom is the ‘go to’ place for all students to access their online learning. All students have been taught how to use this platform and additional support if required is available via the ‘Online Learning’ section of the school website (parents/carerswill find video clips which explain for example, how to log onto Google Classroom, re-setting passwords, accessing and submitting work etc)
The following guides have been produced to support remote learning:
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.
High quality learning will be set via the Google Classroom that is in line with the work that would be being covered in the lessons. Where it is practicable to do so, the lesson being taught in school will be live streamed for your child to access at the same time as they would normally access the lesson should they be in school. There will be some lessons where it is not appropriate to live stream the lesson, eg. PE, design & technology, dance etc as it is difficult to capture the learning during practical lessons. In these cases, work will be set that aligns closely with the content of the lesson.