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?
We understand that changes in routine can be difficult for our children and our families. Therefore, the teacher will contact home and discuss with parents what are the most appropriate expectations for pupils following on from a pupil being sent home. This may range from helping the family through the transition to home learning for the pupil, working just on children’s access to opportunities to work towards their IEP targets or beginning a full programme of remote learning
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 aim to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some situations and within some subject areas. For example, where the logistics of teaching pupils in a certain manner (such as within a sensory room or swimming pool) are unable to be met 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 the amount of remote education will be decided upon by the professional judgement of the class teacher dependent upon the unique needs of the individual learners. Should parents feel that this judgement is incorrect they should contact the class teacher in the first instance
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
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:
Should you require support to access remote learning please contact your class teacher in the first instance.
You will be able to make requests for lending equipment such as laptop and tablets as well as internet routers.
If required you may request any printed materials needed if you are unable to access materials online
Information on using the online resources listed above and how pupils can submit work to their teachers if they do not have online access
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- live teaching (online lessons)
- recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- Activities set on Class Dojo or Purple Mash
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?
Pupils will be expected to engage with teachers daily whilst remote learning,
We expect Parents will be able to use the knowledge of their child’s unique needs to encourage pupils to engage with remote learning, we understand some learners will need more sensory regulation when out of routine and know parents will aim to ensure their children are in the correct state of mind to engage with remote learning.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
We will check in with families of children learning remotely every day
Where engagement is a concern, we will open lines of dialogues with parents to discuss how best the school can support the family.
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:
- Teachers will use class Dojo to feedback to families and learners whilst they are remote learning.
- Pupils will receive feedback daily.
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.
Stanley is acutely aware of the challenges faced by our families during periods of remote learning. Class teachers will ensure families are fully supported through frequent dialogue.
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?
While individuals are isolating we will aim to also follow the above guidance as much as possible.
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