Remote Education

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents

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.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at 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.

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

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?

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:

Year R and Year 1 – 3 hours

Accessing remote education

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

All online remote education is provided through Tapestry. All parents have a log on to this platform.

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:

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

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?

A daily update posted via Tapestry on the work completed that day. This doesn’t need to be a commentary but could just be a picture or two (e.g. of the Maths activity). This enables us to keep track of the children’s progress, assess where they are and set appropriate work for them.

Due to the age of the pupils (Year R and Year 1), parents will need to support pupils in understanding tasks. Our aim is then to set work (e.g. worksheets, practical activities) that they can then complete independently.

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

Due to the young age of the children, parents will be responsible for uploading pictures of the work completed and so will know how their child is engaging with their work.

Teachers will monitor who has uploaded work and will contact families where it is not clear whether children have engaged in learning (e.g. there have been no posts on Tapestry). We recognise that the engagement of all families in home learning will be different and so aim to provide tailored support and guidance to all.

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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

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:

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?

Stage 1 - Children who are unable to attend school because they have symptoms of Coronavirus and are awaiting a test OR children who are at home self-isolating because a family member has symptoms and the family member is awaiting a test result.

Curriculum Provision

Pupil Welfare

Stage 2 - Children who are unable to attend school because a family member/close contact has received a positive result for Coronavirus and/or a child has been advised to self-isolate (inc quarantine upon return from a holiday).

Curriculum Provision

Pupil Welfare

Remote Education (Contingency Plan)
Remote Learning Plan (January 2021)
Stage 1 - Home Learning Letter
Class Meet Etiquette
Video Call Guidance for Children