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 where national or 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?
Children will have information provided to them regarding their remote learning via their class page on Google Classroom. Teachers will use this platform to distribute work and to arrange video calls to explain new processes and expectations. Parents will be able to come into school at a pre-arranged time over day two and three of home learning to pick up resource packs created by the class teacher.
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:
Key Stage 1
3 hours per day
Key Stage 2
4 hours per day
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
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:
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
The remote teaching approaches Ditton Lodge will be using are:
These approaches will be consistent across key stages.
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?
Expectations of pupils:
· Attend all lessons on time with a positive attitude.
· Follow your teacher’s instructions if you have a question or answer you would like to share.
· Let your teacher know if you are finding the work too hard or too easy.
Expectations of parents:
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed 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:
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:
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 approach to remote education for children who are self-isolating will be consistent with the approaches to remote education during lockdown periods. Class teachers will contact parents to explain processes for accessing the remote learning. All children will access Google Classroom and be offered a device if they require it.