Remote Learning

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
 

A students first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, it will take a while for us to take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
 

What should my child expect from remote education?
 

Students should expect to have education from all of the subjects they study at school. The main platform for this will be using Microsoft Teams via Office.com
 

If students have any issues accessing Microsoft Teams please contact the school office or the engagement team (Sue, Tracey, Stuart) so they can get the support needed.
 

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 have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, vocational subjects are not easily transferred online and external provision will not be available to those learning remotely.
 

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

Our aim is for students to be able to follow their timetables, lessons will be added to Microsoft Teams.
 


Accessing remote education
 

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

Lessons will be set using a variety of resources, all of these will be accessed from Microsoft Teams.



 



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:

 

  • School can help with access to unlimited mobile data where parents do not have access to a secure internet connection.
     

  • We will printed materials needed if students do not have online access

Please contact the school for support with these issues.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?
 

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

In this section, please list the range of approaches you use to teach pupils remotely.

As part of this list, schools may wish to indicate the extent to which they are used, and subjects and key stages these approaches are used in, if there are differences.

Some examples of remote teaching approaches:
 

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

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

  • 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?
 

In this section, please set out briefly:
 

  • We expect students learning remotely to attempt to follow their timetable
     

  • It would be helpful if parents could attempt to establish a new routine for learning during this period
     

  • We do not expect parents to support learning, students struggling should approach their teachers


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

In this section, please set out briefly:
 

  • Teachers will check Microsoft Teams on a daily basis and provide timely feedback to students
     

  • We will inform parents if we have any concerns regarding a student’s online 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 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 work set by teachers will be structured as close as possible to the way lessons are delivered in school with the students at the centre of planning