Remote Learning Offer

Remote Learning Offer

Remote Education Provision: Information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils, parents, and carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

At St George’s each class will be delivering a remote education offer set by the class teachers. This will be sent via Teachers2Parents and Class Dojo.

In Early Years the teachers will continue to use the Early Years Framework to outline their educational offer covering three hours of learning per day with a focus of returning work through Class Dojo.

In Year 1 to Year 6 each day consists of an outline of the day of at least three hours of lessons as a minimum – consisting of English, Maths and an additional subject which covers the broad range of our curriculum offer. There will be supplementary support for phonics and/or reading, spelling and times tables.

The principles for delivery will be as follow:

  • Learning will be sequenced as per our current curriculum model in order to ensure that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject.

  • High quality explanations of new content will be made by the teacher. This will feature a great deal of teaching modelling through videos via class dojo.

  • Children will receive recorded video inputs, for Maths and English, daily and one other subject.

  • Subjects will have varied challenges eg must, should, could.

  • Each day every class will have a virtual meeting with their class teacher.

  • Quizzes and Questions can be used in the allocated virtual teacher sessions to gauge how well the children have engaged/progressed in the lesson, then additional verbal feedback/next steps provided.

  • Based on discussions teachers can adjust pace or difficulty of what is being taught. Where necessary, teachers may need to revise their planning.

  • There will also be a daily act of worship, signpost for physical health and well being and reading activity based on online Big Cat E-Books.

  • Teaching Assistants (where staffing allows in school) may be used to provide additional support in break out rooms for identified children and specific support.

  • Class Teachers will provide feedback on work submitted on a daily basis.

  • Following a return to school the children’s completed activities will be checked through for moderation purposes to verify teacher assessments for reporting

Where children and families have difficulty accessing remote offer due to lack of devices families are being supported by the loan of school laptops provided by the DfE. 

Support for increasing data allowance for vulnerable families for Years 3 to 6 will also be signposted to parents.

If there are families who still can’t access remote learning, children will receive home learning packs (paper based) to complete.

 Additional remote learning

Our aim is for our class teachers to plan lessons based on our long term school plan through the time schools are being told to provide a remote learning offer. This is because we can tailor lessons in response to our individual children and family’s needs.

Oak National Academy made video lessons available covering the entire national curriculum. These resources will be as flexible as possible, allowing schools to reorder topics and lessons to match their own plans and curriculum. They may also provide support for our planning where applicable.

Oak National Academy specialist content for children with SEND could also be used to support learning.

Should the need arise, due to staff absence for example, we will use Oak National Academy and other recommended resources for planning to ensure we continue to provide remote learning.

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

The school will monitor pupil's engagement daily and contact parent and carers of pupils (where necessary) to offer support. We are aware that some families will be facing challenges, which may be having an impact on home learning.

Where the level of engagement is a concern the school will do one or all the following:

  • call the parent or carer to discuss the concern

  • arrange an online meeting with the parent or carer and child (where appropriate)

  • conduct a home visit

  • refer to a Designated Safeguarding Lead 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean written comments for individual children. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • comments via Class Dojo on pupils' profiles

  • verbal feedback via Zoom

  • self-assessment and peer assessment

  • quiz or test outcomes 

Pupils will receive a form of feedback daily. 

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:

  • deliver remote education for pupils with SEND via live sessions, differentiated work (supported by the inclusion team) or a specific focus on EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan) or personalised plan target (where possible).

Learning will take place via Class Dojo or Zoom

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

If an individual child is required to self-isolate, when the majority of their peers are still in school, the remote learning offer will differ due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school. 

Individual pupils who are self-isolating will be taught a planned and well-sequenced curriculum with meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects (with feedback). This will be taken directly from school year group planning and may be accessed via one of the following methods:

  • Paper Based Pack or booklet

  • Class Dojo / Teachers2Parents 

Please do contact the school if you have any questions in relation to our remote learning offer.

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