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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. 

 

Parents have also been sent information about Google Classroom and daily live schedules in more details. This information is also included here in the links to other information. 

 

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 parents have a Google log in for their child so it is our intention to begin remote education using Google from the start of being sent home.

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, there will be a daily maths and English lesson but they may not be able to match every child’s individual ability as they would in the classroom. There will be an additional lesson most days, such as Science and History/Geography but aspects of some other subjects may not be covered in the usual way.

 Differentiation of work (modifying tasks for different abilities) doesn’t take place in the same way as it would normally in school, but teachers are adapting some work for less able and SEND children.

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

 

  We aim to set between 3 and 4 hours work each day. on each day a teacher will be live online a least      once to explain the work and suggest such things as how long it should take.

   Key stage 2

 

Accessing remote education 

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

                               

    Google Classroom is our chosen medium for delivering remote education and all parents have received details on how to access this.

 

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: 

We are able to monitor the usage of Google Classroom for each child and will intervene if we think more parent support is needed. So far we have been able resolve all aspects:

  • We have loaned Chrome Books and laptops for those that don’t have another device at home
  • We can loan other devices which enable an internet connection (for example, routers or dongles). Please contact school if you need support with this.
  • Teachers are planning all work to be completed just as well in an exercise book with a pencil as on a laptop.
  • Work done on paper can be photographed and ‘turned in’ using that format.
  • Lessons are being recorded at different times of the day for different year groups and all session are recorded to enable later viewing.

 

How will my child be taught remotely? 

 

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

 

Some examples of our remote teachings approaches: 

  • Live teaching (online lessons). Because teachers will be teaching at least one live element per day, they will also use this time to explain how the children will learn. The majority of lessons will be bespoke to the teachers, following their usual curriculum. 
  • These are the daily schedules of live teaching, as shared previously with parents: 

Year Group

Morning Slot

Afternoon Slot

Reception

08:45 – 09:30

13:00 – 13:45

Year 1

08:45 – 09:30

13:00 – 13:45

Year 2

09:30 – 10:15

13:45 – 14:30

Year 3

09:30 – 10:15

13:45 – 14:30

Year 4

10:15 – 11:00

14:30 – 15:15

Year 5

10:15 – 11:00

14:30 – 15:15

Year 6

08:45 – 09:30

13:00 – 13:45

 

Log in details: 

Year Group

Code

Reception

aqowclr

Year 1

lpayuu6

Year 2

bvnpdkh

Year 3

i5e53jn

Year 4

so5zntn

Year 5

pulwtlu

Year 6

tdv3m33

 

We will also make use of some external resources and these will be explained by the teachers. These might include those known to parents already such as TT Rockstars and Spelling shed. Teachers might also steer children towards other helpful resources as found on the Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize , but these will always be chosen to fit in with Mowden school theme.

 

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? 

  • Be out of bed and ready – don’t be late if a meeting has been scheduled to start at a certain time.
  • Be dressed properly in day clothes.
  • Make sure you’re presentable - brushed hair and teeth, for example.
  • Be prepared for the length of the meeting – no leaving half way through.
  • Focus on the lesson: no doing other tasks at the same time such as eating or playing on other devices.
  • Have the camera on the device switched on but the microphone on mute unless a teacher asks you to turn your microphone on.
  • Treat the meeting like a lesson – the same rules and behaviour expectations apply. 
  • Meetings must not be recorded by children or parents. The teacher will record the meeting and make it available later.
  • Parents please be prepared to support but try to allow your child to do the work as independently as they can. The teacher will explain the expectations each day.

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

 

We know who has turned in work, for example and who is attending each session. Once a week, each teacher will tell senior staff if there are any children who are not always tuning in to the lessons or doing the work. Through marking the work and the conversations during the live lessons, the teachers will learn who might need some extra support and share this with the parent.

 

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 or by the child her/himself will also be used. Although much is, not every piece of work will be marked by the teacher, but the feedback will be such that children know how well they have done in all of their tasks.  

 

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 following ways: 

  • Children with an Education and Healthcare Plan (EHC) not attending school will  be carefully monitored by the SENDC0 and will receive some 1 to 1 sessions from a designated teaching assistant.
  • The teachers might explain the expectations specifically for a child with SEND, for example which words might be used in a written piece, which times tables to be learned.
  • In certain lessons one of our teaching assistants might be also online to provide additional support. This has been timetabled.

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 class teacher will share her/his weekly planning as well as relevant resources, class presentations and links to other websites. Children should complete the work in their home learning book.