INSKIP ST. PETER’S C.E. PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Our Remote Education Provision
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 bubbles to remain at home. We will always promote our Christian value of compassion in respect to remote learning at Inskip St. Peter’s.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent 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
- Pupils will be provided with paper activities and access to revision apps they access at school. Teachers will provide remote teaching as soon as is feasible after children are 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, we use White Rose Maths lessons and Oak National Academy lessons and supplement these with our own videos and tasks
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
Key Stage 2 - 4 hours
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
- In Lower School we email home learning tasks with direct links to remote learning on websites included for parents to click on and access whilst also attaching power points and worksheets they may need to the emails. We also use Tapestry for communication and access to remote learning for our EYFS children. The remote learning sites we use are; Oak National Academy, White Rose Maths, Phonics Play, BBC Bitesize and individual sites for one off topic activities along with Microsoft Teams meetings with cohorts
- In Upper School we use dojo.me as our remote learning platform and within this we use Oak National Academy lessons, BBC Bitesize Learning, Twinkl worksheets and PowerPoint presentations. We record Dojo video lessons for our children and supplement this with Microsoft Teams meeting with parents and children
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 have provided folders with paper activities for all children at home to complement the online learning and respond readily to providing learning this way in line with requests.
- Our teachers work on an individual basis with families to ensure that children receive feedback for this for this paperwork whether that be by telephone, messaging, post, or another accessible way.
- All queries about problems around accessing remote learning ie laptop/tablet access or devices to enable internet connection should be emailed to the email@example.com
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- live teaching (online lessons) through Microsoft Teams
- recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy video/audio lessons, White Rose Maths video/audio lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequence
- long-term project work and/or internet research activities
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work?
- In Lower School we expect children to engage with the learning set for the day via email and Microsoft Teams meetings and access videos and activities they are directed to online
- In Upper School we expect the children to engage with our dojo portfolio lessons every day and access the videos and activities independently most of the time
- We expect all parents to make sure their child is accessing their learning each day and where needed, make decisions about what they should complete online and offline
How will I be informed if there are concerns?
- The teachers will check that each child is engaging with their learning every day and mark their tasks remotely with positive comments and advice
- We will make contact with parents via email, Teams, Dojo messages or the telephone where engagement is a concern
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:
- We will give daily positive and constructive feedback on work that is handed in via email or the dojo.me app
- We will contact parents and children that are not engaging with the work set in order to surmount barriers they have to the learning and offer resolution to these barriers and encouragement and regular individual check-in sessions with teachers
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:
- We will differentiate the tasks set on email, dojo.me for our SEND children and provide hard copies of activities for children not able to engage with the remote learning platform. We work with all children on an individual basis
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, remote education will be provided but will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school
- We will provide activities, videos and tasks via paper, email and the dojo.me app for those children who are self-isolating. These activities will be linked as closely as possible to the work being completed in school. For example, PowerPoint presentations and attached tasks
Remote Learning Policy
Information and support from the government for parents and carers of children who are learning at home can be found below