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Remote education will come into play when a class/es have to close in order to allow for a period of isolation to occur or in event of a full school lockdown. The day of the closure, staff will be given 24hrs to plan how the current curriculum content for their class will be translated to meet the needs of home learners whilst also delivering the full curriculum entitlement. Therefore, home learning will begin 24hrs after the class closes. The first few days of home learning will be planned to support the delivery of the full curriculum whilst also allowing pupils the time to adjust to becoming a home learner and for us to provide additional support/resources to families as required.
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, as closely as we can, to deliver the full curriculum to all of our home learners, as it would be followed in school. Content will remain the same but lessons and activities will be planned in a way that they can be accessed easily at home. Some subjects such as Art, DT and Science will differ slightly due to pupils having access to different levels of resources at home but wherever possible these subjects will continue to be taught using the opportunity to practice basic skills. Mathematics, English and Phonics/spelling will be daily and all other subjects will be taught in line with normal timetables as far as possible. Staff will set tasks that are ambitious and meaningful each day in line with Government guidance.
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
3 hours a day, on average, across the school cohort.
All children will be provided with learning content whether that be direct teacher input or adult directed tasks that will allow for the equivalent of 3hrs of core teaching that pupils would receive in school. This is in line with government expectations for remote education. This will include daily Maths, English, Spelling/phonics and at least 1 other curriculum subject as well as the opportunity to engage in wider activities to support their mental health and well-being. All children will take part in 3 daily live lessons via Microsoft Teams.
And learning material will be shared with the children via videos and adult directed tasks on this platform.
Remote education is very much based on the use of technology. In order to ensure that this does not hinder any child form accessing the learning material, school have offered support to parents that may not have devices at home on which they can deliver remote education. This includes lending out devices and devices that will enable Internet access. All parents have been invited to contact school if they require support in this way. Failing that, school will make special arrangements for pupils that have absolutely no way of accessing online learning – this could be by providing a paper-based learning pack or inviting the children into school. All remote learning is planned so that parents do not need to print out work.
What happens if my child’s teacher is unwell?
If a member of teaching staff is unwell and is not able to provide remote education, another member of the team will be deployed to provide the remote education. It may take 24 hours for school to set this up. Ultimately the aim is to ensure that teaching continues in the most effective way possible until the teacher is able to resume teaching.
What are your expectations for your child’s engagement and the support that parents and carers should provide at home?
We would encourage the highest possible levels of engagement with remote education without causing any stress at home for both the parents and child. As parents/carers we need your support to ensure your child sticks to the routines of completing school work at the right times and is provided with a space they can work without distraction. Where this is not possible, please let us know and we will do what we can to help.
Please reinforce clear boundaries with your child during their remote education, such as not allowing them to use their mobile phones (unless being used for the lesson) and minimizing other distractions such as having the TV on in the background. We have also produced a ‘good practice’ guide for using Microsoft Teams and this can be found at the end of this document.
Your child will attend three live lessons per day and will be expected to undertake independent work in between these sessions. Our remote education has been planned so that the children are supported as much as possible by the class teacher. However, we appreciate that younger children, by nature will naturally require some assistance. We ask that parents support children in being prepared for the lessons. Younger children may need support during live lessons and independent work however older children should be able to access live lessons with growing independence. Support from the class teacher is available throughout the day.
Teachers will be aware of engagement and participation levels from their class through attendance in Microsoft Teams sessions and from the work submitted.
If a member of staff is worried or concerned about a child in relation to remote education then we will contact you via e-mail to offer support and where appropriate this will be followed up with a phone call.
How will we provide feedback?
Feedback is crucial to moving children on in their learning and so has been built into our remote learning in many ways. Firstly, Microsoft Teams sessions will allow interaction and feedback to occur on a 1:1 and whole class basis.
Feedback could be given in 3 ways.
Teachers are not expected to mark every piece of work in depth, but they will be checking work and addressing any errors or misconceptions with children in the following lessons.
How will we support children with individual needs?
Children with special educational needs, disabilities (SEND) or other particular needs may face lots of changes in their day to day lives as a result of the coronavirus situation. Within government guidelines, we strive to provide routine, continuity and ongoing support for all of our children with SEND and their families through a variety of bespoke in-school and remote methods.
Children with additional needs will be supported in accessing the remote learning offered on a daily basis. In addition, Individual Support Plans (ISPs) have been designed so that key targets can be progressed at home. Additional support is also available as required and actions are put in place on an individual basis according to need. The progress and needs of children with SEND are carefully monitored.
Where possible, where children have access to specialist support, e.g. Seedlings, Speech and Language, we would expect this to continue.
You have received a letter with your individual login and password for Microsoft Teams.
You can access Microsoft Teams via
You will need a device which can be connected to the internet such as a smart phone, tablet, Chrome Book or laptop. Sony PlayStations and Microsoft X-Boxes are also now compatible with Microsoft Teams.
You will require a pen/ pencil and paper. Teachers will work hard to ensure other resources are kept to a minimum.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
In the case that a child may be self-isolating individually rather than a whole class, remote education will look slightly different. If a child is away from school they will receive a paper-based pack with enough photocopiable materials / exercise books to last them for the duration of their isolation and to enable them to continue to access the curriculum. They will also be directed to activities via the Class Section on the school website – www.lipaprimary.org
Parents will also be directed to the section of this document; ‘What else could my child do at home?’
The class teacher and teaching assistant will in turn call to check that the parents and pupils are well during the isolation period. Teaching assistants can be made available for further support and daily contact if required. Feedback will be given via telephone calls and work submitted via e-mail.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Support
School will use the following methods to collect information about the remote education plan:
School will analyse the information gathered in order to assess the impact and effectiveness of the remote education plan When evaluating provision and assessing impact, we will focus specifically on the following areas:
We have a great partnership with our parents. Provision is very much shaped through close collaboration with all of our stakeholders. We understand that in these uncertain times, people have important questions, queries and concerns. There is always someone at our school who is available to listen, help or direct. Greg Parker, Head Teacher is the Designated Lead for Remote Learning in our school.
Parents can always get in touch in the following ways: