Remote education provision
Information for parents and carers
Pupils may need to learn remotely if they are sent home from school to self-isolate, or if
there is a full lockdown.
The following information is a brief summary of how your son will learn at home. More
detail is included in the school’s Remote Learning Policy.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
When pupils are sent home to self-isolate, they will be provided with details of how to
access their lessons online. They will also be provided with any materials that they need in
addition to those that they will access through MS Teams.
All pupils will have a personal reading book to continue reading at home.
The expectation is that pupils will access remote lessons as soon as their period of self isolation begins or in the event of a ‘lockdown’.
Remote teaching and study time each day
We expect that pupils will spend the same amount of time working on a remote education
day as they would in school. This is because they will be following the usual school
timetable for their lessons and completing independent learning / homework that arises
Accessing remote education
Remote lessons will be delivered using Microsoft Teams (MS Teams). Your son has been
taught how to access the site and how to login for lessons.
We will continue to use learning platforms including: Hegarty Maths , Seneca Learning,
Educake, MyGCSE Science, LanguageNut, Quizizz, Dr Frost Maths, Kahoot to support pupils’
independent learning. Pupils have been shown how to access these sites. Materials from
Oak National Academy may be used on occasion to support pupils’ learning.
We are very grateful to parents for providing devices on which their children can access
lessons and resources. We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access
Please inform the school office (email@example.com ) if your son does not
have a laptop/tablet on which to work, or if you do not have internet access at home. We
will do our best to support you.
If pupils do not have online access, and we are unable to help with this, they will be
provided with hard copy work packs.
Pupils who cannot submit work online will be asked to keep all their work in their exercise
books / workbooks and arrangements will be made for this to be delivered to their teachers.
Remote teaching will be delivered through live lessons in the vast majority of cases. This will
involve simultaneous direct teaching by subject teachers (who could be teaching from the
physical classroom or from home if self-isolating) to their pupils (who could be learning in
the physical classroom or at home).
Direct input from the teacher may be supplemented with some recorded material (such as
video lessons from Oak National Academy, or videos recorded by class teachers which may
be the most appropriate way of teaching particular aspects of work, such as practical
demonstrations in science).
Pupils will need to spend some parts of lessons writing in their workbooks or completing
activities that involve physical resources. These will be provided by the school. Some
activities will involve pupils completing work on their devices and saving or uploading it.
Some subjects, such as PE, do not lend themselves to online learning in the same way as
others. Teachers will take into account the difficulties pupils may have in completing
physical activity in a confined space and provide alternative suitable learning for pupils who
are learning online. Where pupils are expected to use textbooks, the relevant material from
them will be made available online.
In some cases, pupils will have textbooks or paper-based resources issued by school to
support their learning and they should use these as directed by their teachers.
Engagement and feedback
We have the same high expectations of pupils’ behaviour when they are learning remotely
as we do when they are learning in school. The STAR values should be consistently
maintained. All pupils have been taught the protocols for working online and staying safe.
Codes of conduct for remote learning have been given to pupils, parents and staff. The
school will alert you in the event of poor behaviour or non-attendance.
We value your support for your son’s wellbeing and learning. Please continue to ensure that
they follow good routines, including getting enough sleep and time away from screens.
We will keep a careful check on your son’s remote learning. We will inform you (by text or
phone call) if your son misses and lessons that they are expected to attend. We will phone
your at least once per week during their time learning remotely to check on their progress
and wellbeing. We will inform you if we have concerns about your son’s work.
Assessment and feedback
Your son will work in a variety of ways when they are learning remotely. Sometimes they
will submit assessments by OneNote and these will be reviewed by their teacher.
Sometimes they will complete work on paper that may be uploaded to MS Teams as a
Feedback can take many forms. Sometimes your son will receive written individual
feedback. Some feedback will be given on a whole-class basis and sometimes your son may
complete quizzes that are marked automatically via digital platforms.
All work will be submitted and acknowledged via MS Teams unless using a subject specific
learning platform e.g., Hegarty Maths.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
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:
Private channels in MS Teams or break out groups for small group support with a Learning
Provision of differentiated work matched to individual targets.
Enhanced induction for MS Teams access.