Remote Learning Policy

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 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?

Home learning overviews will be posted on the school website https://parkland.coopacademies.co.uk/. Children will be provided with a Chromebook/ laptop or iPad and will access work through Tapestry (Early Years), Seesaw (Years 1 & 2), Google Classroom (Years 3,4,5 & 6).

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?

 

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

A minimum of 3 hours per day for EYFS/KS1 pupils

A minimum of 4 hours per day for KS2 pupils

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Children will be provided with a Chromebook/ laptop or iPad and will access work through Tapestry (Early Years), Seesaw (Years 1 & 2) and Google Classroom (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)

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:

  • We will provide a device (Chromebook/laptop/iPad) and this will be delivered to your house. You will need to sign an agreement form and a charge will be made if the device is damaged or not returned. 
  • If you do not have access to the internet then we can provide this via a dongle.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

In Early Years (Nursery/Reception)

  • On Tapestry, there will be recordings such as phonics lessons, story time and maths input.
  • There will be online books available on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/
  • There will be a weekly overview of activities on the school website and on Tapestry.
  • Messages will be sent to parents/carers via Tapestry.

In KS1 (Year 1 & Year 2)

In KS2 (Years 3,4,5 & 6)

  • Learning will be uploaded daily on to Google Classroom
  • Live teaching (online lessons)
  • Recorded teaching 
  • Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • 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?

  • Actively engage with their child’s home learning for a minimum of 3 hours per day otherwise they will need to attend school
  • 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 respectful when making any complaints or concerns known to staff

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • We will check pupils’ engagement with remote education daily on Tapestry, Seesaw or Google Classroom
  • If there is no engagement a phone call will be made home to see if there are problems getting online or otherwise 
  • If there is no engagement with remote learning your child will be expected to attend school on a daily basis

 

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:

  • Feedback will be given to each individual pupil or whole class where applicable on Tapestry, Seesaw or Google Classroom daily.
  • Retrieval activities will take place in the form of quizzes, grids and daily tasks to ensure that pupils are able to remember what has been taught previously.

 

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:

  • All pupils with SEND will be offered a place in school.
  • If pupils with SEND are unable to attend school, individual learning will be provided via Tapestry, Seesaw or Google Classroom, or a paper pack if necessary

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.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Your child will be set tasks to complete on Tapestry, Seesaw or Google Classroom. Work will need to be submitted on the platform your child is using (Tapestry EYFS, Seesaw Years 1 & 2, Google Classroom Years 3,4,5,6)

If you require a device then let us know and we will provide you with one.

Paper packs can be provided on request (Please note this will only be for individuals self-isolating as opposed to during a lockdown)