REMOTE EDUCATION PROVISION – INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
The purpose of this document is to explain how remote education will take place at Priory Common School in the event of local or national restrictions where entire bubbles (year groups) are required to remain at home.
THE REMOTE CURRICULUM:
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/learning.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
Our school website has a designated page for each year group. On this page is a tab entitled ‘home learning’. Here you will find a wide range of links to a variety of on-line learning activities, from maths to PE. All children in the school also have their own log-in details for Education City where they can access a wide range of learning activities across the curriculum. In Key Stage One, years 1 and 2, children also have access to MyMaths where they can freely access a wide range of maths activities. This program includes lessons and games as well as online homework tasks. In addition to this the children will also have their reading book at home as well as year group spellings to practise.
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?
Yes. We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. This mainly applies to the foundation subjects where practical learning would be taking place in school requiring specific resources. For example, PE where apparatus work is planned.
REMOTE TEACHING AND STUDY TIME EACH DAY:
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
DFE guidance states that children in Key Stage One should receive on average a minimum of 3 hours remote education per day. It is also acknowledged that this age phase is unlikely to be able to access remote learning without support from adults at home. Therefore, we will plan for a minimum of 2 hours supported remote education per day. We will also plan additional remote education activities that children may complete after the set supported tasks if they have time and would like to extend and consolidate their learning further.
ACCESSING REMOTE EDUCATION:
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
All our remote education is posted on the year group pages of our school website. The main on-line resources we use are My Maths and Education City. These programmes are also used during face-to-face education whilst in school. All children have their own log-ins to the appropriate programmes.
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. For those children, and any others who request it, we provide printed packs that can be collected from school on a weekly basis.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
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?
As the children at Priory Common are only just starting out on their school journey it has been recognised by the government and school alike that they will require a supervising adult to support and guide them through their remote education. Therefore, we feel it is crucial that we provide you, as parents and carers, with as much guidance as we can to support your child at home to ensure the time is used as productively and developmentally as possible. This guidance will be uploaded to the website on a daily basis linked to each learning task.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
We have asked you to submit your child’s work on a daily basis. If we do not receive work we will provide you with a welfare/reminder email. If we have not heard from you after a couple of days this will be followed up with a phone call. The purpose of this is for us to support you in any way we can to keep your child’s academic development moving forward as well as supporting their well-being.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
When work is submitted to your child’s class email address it will be marked by a member of the teaching team at school. They will respond to work with a star and a wish.
A star – Positive feedback on specific learning, something they have done well and should be celebrated
A wish – Feedback to challenge and/or extend learning
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 learning?
During local and national lockdowns our children with EHCP’s will be offered a place in school. If children receive personalised planning in school this will be reflected in their remote education. Teachers will provide personalised remote education, this will not be on the website but emailed to parents directly.
REMOTE EDUCATION FOR SELF-ISOLATING PUPILS:
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
If your child is self-isolating and this is not as the result of closing a bubble in school or local or national lockdown you will receive remote education for your child via email. This will reflect the learning that is taking place in school and will be in a similar format to the remote education described above. The main difference will be that it will not be available on the website and you will receive a week’s worth of work at a time rather than daily instalments. You will still receive regular feedback in the form of stars and wishes.