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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?

 

We will signpost parents/carers, via text, to the website where key information about the work set will be posted.  We will also use Google Classroom to provide daily learning opportunities using this platform. 

 

 

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 teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, where the resources required may not be available at home.

 

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

 

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

As time goes on and the children and staff become more confident in using the technology and systems in place, we aim to build up the time children are expected to be working.  However, we are acutely aware of the limitations on the number of devices in some homes and the pressure on families to share the technology they have available.  This may limit the amount of time they are able to spend online completing work so we will use a variety of approaches to learning to ensure equality of access.

We expect that remote education, including both recorded or live direct teaching time, and time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently, will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Primary school-aged pupils

 

Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children

Key Stage 2: 4 hours a day

 

Accessing remote education


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

 

Google Classroom  - Children have been provided with a login and password.  Please contact the school office or email tps-noreply@tudor.ealing.sch.uk  if your child has forgotten these details.

 

 

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:

 

Please contact the school if your child is eligible for Free School Meals and they do not have access to appropriate technology at home.

The school has a limited number of laptops that we are able to loan to a family eligible for FSM and who do not have access to appropriate technology.

There is a contract that will need to be read, adhered to and signed by the parent/carer.

The laptop, bag and charger must be returned to school in full working order when the school requests the equipment back.

If you do not have wifi connection at home, please contact the school office and we will be able to support you with this.

If a pupil requires printed materials, please notify the school office.  The office will inform you when you can come in to school to collect the pack each week.

Work can be submitted back to school the following week on collection of the new pack.  Feedback will be given by the class teacher who is in school that week.  Not all work will receive detailed feedback.

 

School have provided EYFS and KS1 pupils a blank work book and pencil/pen to every child that has requested this to support their learning at home..

 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

 

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

 

live teaching (online lessons on Google Classroom)

recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, phonics videos, video/audio recordings made by teachers)

printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

online reading books - Oxford Owl

Online resources (Read Theory, TT Rockstars, Spag.com, Learning Village, Education City, Prodigy and MYUSO).

 

Activities listed on the website on the year group page

Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

Short-term project work and/or internet research activities

 

 

Engagement and feedback

 

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that parents and carers should provide at home?

 

Published on the website, and sent by text  - There is a set timetable with a mixture live lessons, recorded lessons and interventions with a teacher/teaching assistant for every year group every day.

The school has published videos on how to access Google classroom and the Assignments on the website for parents/carers and children to view.

Children are expected to be ready for learning by 9am.

KS2 children are expected to attend the daily live session with the teacher at the allocated time. Log-in 5 minutes before the session.  If your child is late it disrupts their learning and the learning for others and they will miss part of the session.

During live sessions, children should give their full attention to the lesson and engage with the questions.

All learning should be completed by the child in their own handwriting.

Follow the protocols set by the school for keeping your child safe online.

Parents/carers of younger children (Nursery – Year 2) may need to sit with their child during the session to help the child maintain their focus.

 

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

 

Attendance registers are taken and checked daily. If a pupil does not attend the online live lesson, staff will make a telephone call to enquire about the reasons for non-attendance and to see how the school can support.

The online teacher monitors those children who have not handed-in work and follows this up with children.

Staff will communicate with parents via a phone call if there are concerns.

 

 

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:

 

The teacher will address any common misconceptions in maths and English the next day. 

There may be opportunities for pupils to self-mark their work with the teacher.

On occasions the teacher may need to give individual feedback to a child.

Positive praise will be shared with pupils to keep them motivated.

 

 

 

 

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 encourage children with an EHCP or with high levels of SEN to attend school each day.  Where parents have decided not to send their child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) into school we are conscious that the child 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:

 

The SENCo will monitor provision for children with an ECHP and very high additional needs and work with staff to provide weekly packs of work which will include practical resources and reading books.  The packs need to be collected and returned weekly.  Feedback will be given by the Year teacher in school.

External therapists have been informed of those children with an EHCP who are learning at home and will make contact with these families directly to provide support.

 

 

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?

 

The pupil will be referred to materials set on the website from their Year group page, alternatively, a pack of work will be provided.

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