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?

All Children will receive a phone call from a member of the teaching team to outline the access to our remote learning programme and check the support a pupil will need. All children from Year 4 – 6 will be provided with a chromebook. A resource pack for all children will be made available for collection from school  All children from Reception – Year 6 will use the Google Classroom platform to access work and communicate with teaching staff. 

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 have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, due to children not having adequate resources at home, such as art and design technology materials and some science experiments which require specialised equipment. Learning will be a combination of live lessons, recorded clips and written expectations.

The content of some PE lessons may be different. In all these cases alternative lesson ideas with the same learning outcomes will be provided.

White Rose Maths resources whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  and Read, Write Inc resources ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ will be available as used in school. 

RWI e-books home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/ for EYFS and KS1 will be used for reading books. home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ will be used for KS2 reading books. 


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:

EYFS/KS1 – a minimum of 3 hours per day

KS2 – a minimum of 4 hours per day


Accessing remote education

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

  • Classroom and google hangout
  • Phone calls to support each child 
  • How to guides on website, tweeted and text out
  • Email guides 
  • Chromebooks for all pupils in Year 4-6 
  • Tablet devices for pupils Reception-Year 3 on request (subject to availability) 
  • Resource pack to collect for all pupils 

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:

  • Pupils have been invited into school in the first instance 
  • Chrome books for all pupils year 4-6
  • Work packs sent out weekly  – this will be based on the learning taking place within school.
  • Weekly collection and drop off of work on Monday (basket outside school drop off/in) 
  • Families unable to collect work will be provided with self addressed envelopes which will be posted out to send work back into school.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

In Reception 

  • At 9am each morning there will be a live check in and phonics session delivered through Google classroom. This will be followed by pre-recorded maths and curriculum sessions as well ideas for your child to complete covering the whole range of the early years curriculum
  • Reading books will be linked to RWI. and provided online through the Oxford owl website. 

In Year 1 

  • At 9am each morning there will be a RWI. phonics session delivered by a member of staff. 
  • This will be followed by a maths and curriculum session set through Google classroom with a mix of live and pre-recorded input from a member of our teaching staff
  • Reading will be done initially through the books sent home with children and then moving to eBooks, staff will advise which band books children should be reading. home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/
  • Other curriculum subjects will be taught through a mixture of pre-recorded videos or links to videos found online, for example the Oak National Academy lessons.
  • Children will receive daily feedback on work completed through Google Classroom

In Year 2 

  • At 9am each morning there will be a Guided Reading session delivered by a member of staff. RWI. Phonics support will be provided as necessary. 
  • This will be followed by a maths and curriculum session set through Google classroom with a mix of live and pre-recorded input from a member of our teaching staff
  • Reading will be done initially through the books sent home with children and then moving to eBooks, staff will advise which band books children should be reading. home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/
  • Other curriculum subjects will be taught through a mixture of pre-recorded videos or links to videos found online, for example the Oak National Academy lessons.
  • Children will receive daily feedback on work completed through Google Classroom

In KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

  • Learning for all subjects will be uploaded daily onto Google Classroom.
  • Live registration will take place for all pupils at 12:30. (Year 3 and 4) and 9:00 (Year 5 and 6) The link to this live session can be found on google classroom.
  • Teachers will live teach input for Maths and a curriculum subject of the day alongside pre-record teaching videos and other educational resources to support your child’s learning.
  •  Live tutorials will take place during the day to give advice, instruction and feedback to your child. The number of live sessions will depend on the subject taught, age of your child and the daily need.
  • Pupils will be set an additional independent tasks to be submitted through Google Classroom each day that the teacher will provide feedback for. 
  • Reading will be done initially through the books sent home with children and then moving to eBooks, staff will advise which band books children should be reading.
  • home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

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?

  • Children to be actively encouraged to engage with the home learning set for a minimum of 3 hours if in EYFS and KS1 and 4 hours if in KS2.
  • Parents to support their child in accessing resources.
  • Ensure your child joins live registration each day.
  • Make school aware if there are circumstances that would stop their child from completing home learning one day, for example if they are unwell.
  • Seek help from school if needed.

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

  • We will check pupils’ engagement with remote learning daily on Google Classroom.
  • We will check that your child attends registration and live teaching sessions
  •  If there is no engagement, a phone call will be made home to see if there are any problems that the school can help with and to make parents/carers aware.
  • Home visits (socially distanced if necessary) 
  • If there is no engagement with remote learning your child will be invited to attend school on a daily basis.
  • Work packs will be provided if online learning or school learning is not viable. 

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:

  • Feedback will be given to children individually, in groups or as a whole class, depending on the work.
  • Work handed in on Google Classroom, will be marked by staff and returned to children with a mark and where needed a comment suggesting edits, corrections or improvement. Children will also receive comments on areas that have been successful.
  • Children in Year 2 to Year 6 will have a live feedback session, at least once a day, where children can ask questions about the work and staff can give personalised feedback where required. These will take the form of whole class, or some group session.
  • If work packs have been provided, written feedback will be given by class teachers and returned the following week
  • Google Classroom activities will include marked quizzes to support assessment of retained knowledge

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 pupils with an EHCP will be offered a place in school.
  • All pupils who are unable to access learning through the platforms provided due to their additional needs will be offered a place in school
  •  If children are unable to attend school, differentiated learning will be provided via Google Classroom. Paper copy of work can be requested if necessary.

Some children will receive the following if appropriate to their learning requirement

  • Chatterbugs 1:1 Speech and language therapy programmes 
  • Colour Semantics (Reception/Year1) Year 3 – inference of problem solving and groups for pupils in schools. 
  • Dahit – weekly contact of parents/email packs of work (correspondence with school) 
  • Visual impairment team will correspond with individual pupils as necessary and specific work will be sent to pupils 
  • Our SEN teacher will deliver targeted therapy to pupils in school and remotely as necessary 

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? 

Your children will continue to receive their work through Google Classroom. Work will be submitted through the platform and feedback will be given. Children will receive the same lessons that are happening in school, as much as is possible. Workbacks will be posted as necessary (stamped addressed envelope)