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Remote Education Provision Information for Parents

Remote Education Provision Information for Parents

LAINDON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY

 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?

All pupils will have immediate access to learning via Google Classroom.  These classrooms have been set up at the beginning of the school year and pupils have been accessing homework via this platform.  Teacher deliver a combination of ‘live’ lessons and set up tasks.

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?

Children who are being taught remotely, will receive broadly the same curriculum as those in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, where it is difficult to replicate the classroom teaching, adjustments will be made, e.g. PE and Computing. 

 

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

There will be hour long ‘live’ lessons each day for Maths, English and Phonics plus Foundation Subjects tasks to complete. In addition, there are guided reading sessions weekly.

On the days where teachers are based in school teaching one of our bubbles of key workers tasks will be set for all subjects.

Key Stage 2

There will be hour long ‘live’ lessons each day for Maths, English and plus Foundation Subjects tasks to complete. In addition, there are ‘live’ guided reading sessions weekly.

On the days where teachers are based in school teaching one of our bubbles of key workers tasks will be set for all subjects.

 

Accessing remote education

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

Pupils will access their remote learning via Google Classroom at https://classroom.google.com/ , using their school Google username and password.

Alongside this the school shares a range of resources and useful websites on Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery website.

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:

The school can provide digital access(laptops), online access (dongles for internet access) or printed materials for students where requested.  Please contact the school via admin@laindonpark.essex.sch.uk to discuss any support required in ensuring your child is able to access and submit their remote learning.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

 Pupils will be primarily taught through live teaching on Google Meet as per their normal school timetable.  This is accessed via the video icon on the Google Classrooms.  This will be supplemented with additional learning resources such as Oak National Academy lessons, BBC Bitesize or video/recordings made by teachers.  Teacher will make sure that pupils have access to any learning resources needed (worksheets, PowerPoints etc.)  to support learning teachers will continue to utilise a range or trusted websites.

 

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?

Pupils are expected to access either the ‘live’ lessons daily or watch the recordings of these lessons, complete and submit all associated work. 

To support your child’s learning we expect parents to set routines to ensure that children are ready for lessons  

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

Teachers are responsible for their virtual class; they will keep a register of those accessing lessons and completing work. All work submitted will be marked and feedback given. 

 Where children are not engaged in the remote learning offer, parents will be contacted by telephone and email to discuss the reasons. 

All parents will continue to receive well-being calls from the school throughout the duration of remote learning, offering parents and carers the opportunity to discuss any 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: 

 

  • During ‘live’ lessons teachers will offer verbal feedback 
  • All work submitted will be marked and feedback given.  
  • Work will be set in a variety of ways, including quizzes, multiple choice documents and written pieces. 

 

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 will be assigned to their virtual class, their teachers are familiar with pupils and aware of their individual needs.
  • Support in delivering appropriate content will be given by SENCO
  • SENCO will set individual work where appropriate.
  • SENCO will continue to support families with regular calls. Work can be printed and posted where it is known that pupils are struggling to access online work.

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?

 Where the school is open to all and an individual child needs to self-isolate, school will provide a mixture of online learning through tasks set via Google Classroom and workbooks.