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 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.
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 work a day behind the learning that is taking place in class - this means that your child's class teacher can share the learning with our remote learning teacher, currently Mr Owen, and he will then place the learning onto your child's Google Classroom. Mr Owen is available to support your child using email@example.com and will call you during the day to check in and see if there's any help or support needed. Mr Owen liaises closely with your child's class teacher.
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?
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 Mr Owen 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 chlidren 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on 0114 2486211 - we can discuss how best we can support your child. This could mean sending home papercopies of learning, arranging a telephone conversation with the class teacher or where available, providing a laptop for your child to use.