Remote Education Provision
The information below is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where local or national restrictions require entire cohorts or bubbles to remain at home.
Our platform for remote learning is eSchools, which can be accessed by clicking the link below.
All children have their own login details for eSchools. If your child has any issues logging in, please contact their class teacher or the school office. Pupil logins are confidential and should not be shared with others.
We also use Zoom for live remote lessons and the links for these will be sent out via eSchools to pupils in advance. We ask that parents support children in accessing these lessons, as necessary.
Pupils will be reminded by class teachers about safe and appropriate ways to use Zoom. Our online safety page on the website has some links to support parents in ensuring their child’s safety online.
Our Remote Curriculum: What is taught to pupils at home.
Our aim is to move remote learning immediately in the event of a whole school or bubble closure. However, on occasions, the first day or two of remote learning may differ slightly in order to put in place all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
Pupils and parents will be sent details of the daily live lessons via our eSchools platform.
Children will be taught with the same curriculum remotely as we do in school, wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may have to make some minor adaptations in some subjects as we are aware for children may not have access to the specialist resources needed at home.
Our remote curriculum combines both live lessons and independent learning tasks. A daily live lesson will take place for pupils from Nursery to Year 6 where teachers will teach the content needed for pupils to access the daily independent tasks at home. Live lessons allow children to continue with their planned sequence of learning, as well as providing the opportunity for staff to assess whether pupils have understood the learning and for children to ask questions to clarify their learning.
Independent learning tasks can be accessed on eSchools focussing on all curriculum areas.
Staff will provide feedback on all learning both during live lessons and on the work submitted by pupils on eSchools. Feedback will provided to allow children to reflect on their learning and to build on this through the comments from staff about how work could be developed further.
How much work will be set each day?
Primary schools are advised to provide a minimum of 3 hours remote provision per day. Live lessons usually last one hour and then independent learning tasks covering Maths, English and other curriculum areas will be set for the remainder of the day.
We understand that every family’s situation is different so our advice is for pupils to complete as much of the work set as they can. If your child is experiencing any difficulties, please do not worry. Class teachers can be contacted via the message function on eSchools to provide advice and support to pupils.
Supporting Children to Access Remote Learning
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We do have a small number of devices and dongles that we may be able to loan to pupils to support online learning. If you have any issues with online access, please contact the school office.
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 to ensure that pupils are supported fully. Class teachers aim to ensure work set for pupils includes tasks that pupils will be able to complete independently.
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 differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
For these pupils, work will be added daily to eSchools in line with the curriculum being taught in school. Class teachers will then use eSchools to provide feedback on the work submitted be self-isolating pupils each day.
For further information about remote learning, please see our Remote Learning Policy below.