Education at Home
Remote education provision: Information for parents/carers
Remote education will only ever be considered as a last resort where a decision has already been made that attendance at school is not possible, but pupils are able to continue learning.
Attendance at school is essential for pupils to get the most out of their school experience, including for their attainment, well-being, and wider life chances. Remote education is NOT an equal alternative to attendance in school. For this reason we will only ever use it as a last resort when the alternative would be no education, and only after it has been established that the pupil is, or will be, absent from school.
Pupils receiving remote education are still considered to be absent from school. The use of remote education will, however, allow absent pupils to keep on track with their education and stay connected to their teachers.
When will remote education be used?
We will consider the use of remote education where it might not be possible for pupils to receive in person education. This may be due to:
· School closures or restrictions on attendance, where school access for pupils is restricted (For example: flooding or other building issues, health/safeguarding concerns, inclement weather).
· Individual cases where a pupil is unable to attend school but is able to learn (For example: during recovery from infectious illness or an operation, during a suspension). It is expected that there will only be limited circumstances where a pupil is unable to attend school but is able and well enough to learn.
In all scenarios of potential school closure, the school will endeavour to remain open or to reopen as soon as possible. For individual cases, pupils will be encouraged to return to school as soon as is practical.
Will pupils be taught the same curriculum at home?
If remote education is required. We aim to:
• Include continuous delivery of the school curriculum (where possible), as well as support of motivation, health and well-being, and parent support
• Ensure consistency in the approach to remote education for all pupils (inc. SEND) who aren’t in school, through use of quality online and offline resources and teaching videos
• Provide clear expectations for members of the school community, with regards to the delivery of high quality interactive remote education
How much work will be set for pupils?
Should remote education be required, we will aim to provide at least 3 hours of learning for the day.
What resources will be used to provide remote education?
Information about online platforms that we utilise for remote education can be found on our website. Some of the resources that we use include:
· Class Dojo
· Google Classroom
· Times Table Rockstars
· BBC Bitesize
· Oak Academy
· Use of recorded and live video for instructional videos, teacher input and assemblies.
· Printed learning packs
· Physical materials such as story books, stationery and writing tools
· Personalised resources for SEND pupils with specific needs
How will pupils that do not have digital or online access at home access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We will ensure that all pupils are able to access remote education either through the use of printed learning packs or providing a suitable device and wifi access.
What are the expectations for pupil’s engagement with remote education?
Should remote education be required, teachers will provide clear information about available learning, how to access it, and expectations. This will be differentiated for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly those that may not be able to access remote education without support from adults.
We ask that parents/carers encourage their children to complete the learning provided.