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 on the occasion a child is required to isolate because they have tested postiive for Covid-19.
“Not all people with COVID-19 have symptoms. Where appropriate, you should support those who need to self-isolate because they have tested positive to work or learn from home if they are well enough to do so.”
Schools COVID-19 operational guidance
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID?
Once you have been contacted by Track and Trace please call the school office and let us know. We will then talk to you about how remote learning will work.
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.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
Our office staff will explain that learning can be set for your child once you feel they are well enough. The children will be absent from school for ten days and we will start setting work once you let us know. The office will also check that you have access to a laptop. If you do not have one spare, we can lend one to you.
After the initial phone call, a welfare call will be made every two or three days. This is simply to check how things are and see if there is anything you need from us.
WHAT WILL THE WORK BE LIKE?
It will be set by the teaching staff and will reflect the current work being undertaken in school. The only difference will be that we have now run out of pregnant teachers and the work will be managed by the school-based teaching staff!This will make our offer slightly less responsive than before. If you need help, contact school and a member of your child’s class will try to call you as quickly as they can to offer support.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education ON the first day of a pupil being sent home?
We work a day behind the learning that is taking place in class - this means that your child's class teacher will place the day's learning on your child's Google classroom at the end of each school day (it will appear on Google classroom the following morning) Your child's teacher or teaching assistant will be avaialble using the class email account - they will check this several times each day.
will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Yes! Your child will learn pretty much the same content as they would have in class only their learning will be a day behind that of the children in school. Certain tasks will be modified by your child's teacher so that they are appropriate for remote learning however the learning objective and main concepts being taught will mostly remain the same.
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 three to four hours per day. We do not expect that all children complete every piece of learning that we set as we appreciate that the children work at different paces just as they would in school.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
All online learning is delivered through Google Classrooms. If your child has misplaced their username or password, contact the class teacher using the class email account in the first instance.
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:
- Contact school using email@example.com
- Call us on 0114 2486211 - we can discuss how best we can support your child. We have laptops, ready and waiting for them, should you need to borrow one. We also have WiFi dongles that can enable you to connect to the internet. Alternatively we could send home papercopies of learning, arrange a telephone conversation with the class teacher or anything else you might need (within reason!)