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REMOTE EDUCATION PROVISION DURING WHOLE SCHOOL CLOSURE: 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.

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?

In the event of the need for immediate remote provision the children will be provided with workbooks that the children can complete independently.

 

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?

In Risley Avenue Primary School we endeavour to provide a similar curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, whereas in school we use the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Power of Reading scheme to deliver the English curriculum during periods of remote education we have adopted CLPE Take 5 Power of Reading scheme. This enables all children to access the texts being used remotely.

In mathematics, during ‘normal’ periods of schooling, although we use the materials provided by White Rose they are used alongside other resources, however as part of our remote learning curriculum there is a reliance on White Rose materials because they closely match the schools scheme of work whilst providing parents and pupils the support of instructional educational videos. Other resources are used in addition at the discretion of the year group teams to support children’s remote learning.

For the foundation curriculum we follow the Haringey Education Partnership (HEP)curriculum as closely as possible but supplement it with material from other sources such as Oak National Academy.

 

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:

In KS1 there is a minimum expectation that pupils receive a range of learning activities that will take a minimum of 3 hours to complete.

In KS2 there is a minimum expectation that pupils receive a range of learning activities that will take a minimum of 4 hours to complete.

 

Accessing remote education

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

Children will access online remote education through the following sites and platforms:

  • Google Classroom
  • Class Dojo 
  • Parentmail
  • CLPD Take 5
  • White Rose Maths
  • Oak National Academy
  • Oxford Owl
  • TT Rockstars
  • Sumdog


This list is not exhaustive.

 

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 has issued laptops to families that do not have access to online devices. A comprehensive survey of families was conducted by the school to ascertain which families did not have such devices. Based upon the responses acquired by the school laptops were issued to these families. Where there have been areas of additional need parents have been asked to contact their child’s class teacher who has put in an additional request for the loan of a laptop. The school office has contacted families regarding the distribution of such laptops. The school has acquired new laptops on top of our existing stock for this purpose as is in the process of acquiring more in order to fulfil the needs of our families. Where families have needed internet connection the school has acquired a number of data packs for distribution these are being disseminated by the school office. Where families have technical issues with either the laptops and/or connection the schools computer technician has been available to help troubleshoot these problems. In addition he holds, in conjunction with the schools Computing curriculum coordinator, weekly Zoom tutorials. Parents/families who require assistance should in the first instance contact their child’s class teacher who will then ensure that the appropriate persons are informed regarding the issue. Printed materials will be issued to those children who are unable to be taught online. These materials will be available from the school office. This work, when completed, can be handed into the school office and pass it on to the relevant teacher.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

In Risley Avenue Primary School we employ a variety of approaches to deliver the curriculum. All work is posted in Google Classsroom before 8:55 a.m. each morning

  • English – In KS1 & KS2 we use the CLPE Take 5 Power of Reading scheme. This is delivered in a variety of ways. These lessons the form of live teaching (online lessons) and prepared activities posted in Google Classroom. Pupils are encouraged to complete their work online and/or upload their work to Google Classroom so that teachers can monitor the work and provide feedback. In addition SPAG and comprehension activities are provided for pupils

  • Phonics – The Read,Write Inc scheme is used. Zoom lessons and pre- recorded sessions are available to pupils on a daily basis.

  • Reading – The school uses Oxford Owl. The children can independently read a range of books and/or share the reading with parents. Included in Oxford Owl are phonics activities.

  • Maths - Recorded teaching using a combination of Oak National Academy lessons for maths in and White Rose Maths lessons and video/audio recordings made by teachers. PDFs which can either be printed or viewed. Pupils are encouraged to complete their work online and/or upload their work to Google Classroom so that teachers can monitor the work and provide feedback.

  • Foundation Subjects are a combination of video/audio recordings, PowerPoint presentations and PDFs which can either be printed or viewed online. Pupils are encouraged to complete their work online and/or upload their work to Google Classroom so that teachers can monitor the work and provide feed- back.

 

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 are expected to engage with learning each day. We are very mindful that every family’s situation is different and will work with individual families to support them appropriately according to their circumstances.

  • Each year group set a weekly timetable and class teachers post daily timetables.

  • Pupils are encouraged to complete their work online and/or upload their work to Google Classroom so that teachers can monitor the work and provide feed- back.

 

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

  • Teachers check pupils’ engagement with remote education by seeing who is logging into Google Classroom, who is uploading work and who is attending zoom meetings.

  • Where there are concerns teacher will call parents to see how we can support them.

 

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 at least weekly and wherever possible more regularly either through work being annotated on Google Classroom or verbally during Zoom meet ups.

 

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:

  • Resource packs will be produced to support home learning that can be collected from the main office. These will be bespoke packs to meet the individual needs of pupils.
  • The school is about to trial an online Reading intervention for SEND pupils.
     The program creates personalised learning paths for each student through an
     adaptive placement and scaffolded activities. Click the link to find out more
  • Wherever possible links with other professional agencies will continue
      remotely e.g Speech and Language Therapy.

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 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. For these pupils there will be a reliance upon the work provided by Oak National Academy. Where parents do not have access to online learning paper packs will be provided.