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 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.
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?
On day 1 your child should complete the remote learning tasks on their class ‘Home Learning’ page on the school web-site, www.tarporleyce.cheshire.sch.uk This can be supplemented by the online resources on the Oak National Academy www.thenational.academy
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?
We aim to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we will sometimes need to make some adaptations in some subjects. Details of this can be found on the class home learning page on our school website.
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
3 hours a day, on average in KS1
4 hours a day, on average in KS2
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Online learning will be provided from the School website or Tapestry via your child’s personal log in. They will find tasks set, lesson videos and a range of other resources through this platform. Children can also ask questions directly to the teacher through this platform.
If individuals are isolating then work will be emailed by the class teacher and a phone call will be made by the teacher or the teaching assistant twice weekly.
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:
Parents who need to borrow a device for their child to carry out home learning should:
- Contact the school office email@example.com or call 01829708188
- Complete a request form / loan agreement
- Collect numbered device from the school office.
- Return device to school office following period of isolation.
What if we are still unable to access the remote education you are providing?
During a national lockdown those children who are still unable to access the remote learning would be offered a place in school as a vulnerable child until access to remote learning can be made possible.
If individuals are isolating and children are still unable to access remote leaerning following the steps above then parents can request printed materials this can be collected from the school or delivered to the doorstep on a weekly basis. Parents can return work to the foyer of the school office if able, or request a doorstep collection which will be submitted to their teachers.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- Recorded video lessons created by the class teacher and shared on School Spider or Tapestry, or through directed Oak National Academy lessons if the teacher is unwell
- Video lessons/narrated PowerPoints
- Lesson materials shared on School Spider / Tapestry
- Home learning tasks set on School Spider / Tapestry
- Live registration / check in and well-being lessons at specific times on MS Teams / Zoom
- Live weekly collective worship and video collective worship
- Weekly or daily timetable available on the school website or via email
- Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences such as:
- Bug Club Reading
- Purple Mash
- My Maths and TT Rockstars
- Phonics Play
- BBC Bitesize
- Whiterose Maths
- Pathways English
- Long-term project work and/or internet research activities
- 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?
We expect pupils learning remotely to:
- Be contactable during the school day – although we would not expect them to be in front of a device the entire time
- Complete work to the deadline set by teachers as much as possible, or inform the teacher if this is not possible
- Seek help if they need it, from teachers or teaching assistants
- Alert teachers if they’re not able to complete work and the reasons
We expect parents with children learning remotely to:
- Make the school aware if their child is sick or otherwise can’t complete work
- Seek help from the school if they need it
- Be contactable via phone during the school day
- Be respectful when making any complaints or concerns known to staff
- Adhere to the remote learning agreement
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Children will either upload completed work onto their pupil page on the website or email
- Teacher will share feedback with pupils via the school website / email / phone call
- Feedback on completed work should be completed in line with our marking policy however this will be on a weekly basis - see further information on your class home learning page
Keeping in touch with pupils who aren’t in school and their parents:
- Regular contact should be made at least once a week when under 3 pupils are in isolation. This can be by the teacher or the TA
- Teachers are advised not to answer emails outside of their working hours
- Complaints or concerns shared by parents and pupils will be dealt with in the normal way, in line with our policy. Any safeguarding concerns will be logged on CPOMS and highlighted to the Designated Lead - Kerry Forrester
- If no work is submitted, a member of school staff will ring the family’s home phone number. If the school is unable to make contact or the child is not completing home learning it is possible an unauthorised absence will be recorded.
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:
Children will either upload completed work onto their pupil page on the website, email in or drop off paper copies
- EYFS feedback will be shared via Tapestry
- In KS1 - Teacher will share feedback with pupils once a week via the school website
- In KS2:
- Uploaded work will be acknowledged by using the 10/10 slider on your child's homework page.
- Maths answer sheets will be available in the daily homework folder for children to mark their work. This will enable them and you to spot and review any errors at the time.
- For English, we will give feedback once a week on a written piece of work. This will be a "next step" to progress their writing for future pieces. If your child is in school at any time during a week, their English feedback will be given in person instead.
- Teachers will consider exceptional work, across any subjects, for the Golden Book as usual.
- Work will need to be uploaded by 8 am. the following morning, if it is to be marked.
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:
Families delivering remote education for pupils with SEND will be provided with a personalised curriculum as required to enable their child to access the curriculum.
1:1 TA support may be carried out remotely via phonecall or video call
Families delivering remote education for younger pupils, those in reception and year 1 will be provided with more practical activities through a timetable which gives structure to the day. This will be supported through Tapestry in Reception and through the school website / video lessons in Yr1
You can contact our SENCO Chez Booth for any additional support or guidance via the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.