Remote Learning Policy

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.

Parents will receive information on how best to support their child and the children will be accessing learning that they would normally be doing in the classroom. The structure of our remote learning varies based on a child’s key stage (EYFS, KS1 or KS2) 

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

Our school has maintained a remote learning page which can be found on our home learning page at: https://sites.google.com/coopacademies.co.uk/beckfield-learn-at-home/home

This provides a range of resources however it is important that your child access very specific areas of this and this will be directed on a daily basis by your child’s class teacher through classroom dojo as well as additional adaptations to this document.

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?

Our school is committed to teaching a broad and balanced curriculum. We will focus the teaching of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 on reading, writing, maths and this will follow our long-term plan. Our wider curriculum will be taught in-line with our existing plans and we will adapt these lessons so that they are accessible remotely. We will teach the objectives on our curriculum overviews so that children have the best possible chance to make connections with their curriculum from the previous year and also to support them with their learning next year.

 

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:

Primary school-aged pupils (KS1) A minimum of 3 hours per day
Primary school-aged pupils (KS2) A minimum of 4 hours per day

 

Accessing remote education

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

Year 4-6 children will access their learning through google classroom.

EYFS children and all children in Y1, Y2 and Y3 will be able to access their learning through the home learning page and this will be updated on a daily basis.


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:

All children in Y5 and Y6 have been provided with their own Chromebooks by school and additional Chromebooks have been purchased for children in Y3 and Y4 who are working remotely and do not have consistent access to a device that supports the resources available.

Children in Y1 and Y2 will be provided with a device from school if they are unable to access remote learning due to lack of ability to view the learning set, or photograph the evidence of learning taking place.

Parents are able to request that work is printed as well if this is supportive however we do recommend that where possible, technology is used, as it is easier for your child to receive feedback from the teacher and have interactive learning.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

Year 4-6 children will take part in live teaching where work and lessons will be published at set times of the day in order to help them keep to structures.

Parents of EYFS and Y1-3 pupils will be able to contact their child’s class teacher for additional support with tasks. A range of videos, presentations and other resources will be carefully selected or created to support the clear learning journey that will be in place across the week.

 

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?

Year 1-3 will submit work to classroom dojo and this is expected to be on a daily basis in order to see the quality and frequency of work. Parents will also be given the opportunity to send in work to the class teacher so we can give feedback.

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

Staff will be checking any work submitted between Monday and Friday from 8.30 – 3.30pm and giving feedback. We will keep a record of work completed and the levels of engagement shown by children.

Parents will be contacted if their children are not engaging with their work and in some cases, the school will take the decision to ask the parent to start to bring their child back to school to avoid further lost learning time.

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:

We will use google classroom to give feedback to students in Y4-6 and additional comments may be given through classroom dojo. Classroom dojo and tapestry (EYFS and Y1) will also both be used to give frequent, supportive feedback to children.

The school has also adapted its reward assemblies and newsletters to celebrate achievements with remote learning and a heavy emphasis in this will be on home reading and progress made at home.

The school has also created a range of resources for parents to match our in-school reward systems and timetabling to help parents assess their child’s learning behaviours and help make learning at home as positive as possible.

 

 

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:

The school has devised a timetable of 1:1 sessions for children with SEND who need very specific teaching which may need to be taught by a teacher or our learning mentor. This will allow these children to have a short session in school and access learning and then return home to complete the other work which is more accessible to them.

 

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? 

Our remote education offer will be consistent for all. If the child has been in class and is then required to self-isolate, we will ensure that technology and the relevant information is sent to ensure there is no lost learning. The remote learning mirrors what is done in class and this will help this period of self-isolation have as little negative impact as possible.