This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if 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.
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.
We use Tapestry in our Early Years classes to communicate with parents and to send learning tasks and suggestions. In KS1, we use MarvellousMe throughout the year to share information with parents, and this would include learning tasks in the first instance.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, we will do our best to give all of the learning tasks for your child an element of oracy and vocabulary learning, but practical aspects may need some adaptation.
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:
- We will provide written summaries of tasks for parents to collect from the school office.
- We invite parents to bring completed work into school for teachers to review.
As well as printed learning packs, we will try to link children to recorded teaching sessions appropriate to their age/class topic - Oak National Academy, for example.
We know that it can be difficult to give the support to your children at home that you want them to receive. We'll do our best to work with you to support the whole family as best we can. Get in touch to ask questions about the work and how we'd like you to support your child, if this isn't clear.
We'll keep in touch and give lots of feedback when we can. If your child is finding an aspect of their learning particularly challenging, we'll adapt their next steps in learning as much as they can.