Saughall All Saints – Remote Education for Children. Information for parents and carers.

Saughall All Saints – Remote Education for Children.

Information for parents and carers.

School year 2020-2021.

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?

 

Children will be able to access on line learning from the day they are sent home and have to self-isolate. If a child cannot access the online learning, a pack of work will be readily available for collection from the school office.

 

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 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, PE can be accessed through website links such as Joe Wickes’ daily workout sessions.

 

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:

Primary school-aged pupils (KS1 and KS2)

Children will be expected to participate in approximately 3 and a half hours of remote learning a day.

Lessons will take place on line at the following times:

Literacy 9.30am – 10.30am

Maths 11-12pm

Topic/Science 1-2.30pm

Marking and feedback from the teacher will be completed from 2.30pm onwards. The children will receive this feedback later the same day or the next day ahead of the next lesson.

Children will also be expected to maintain their daily individual reading and learning of weekly spellings throughout the remote learning period.

 

Accessing remote education

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

 

Online learning for literacy, maths and topic or science lessons can be accessed through each pupil’s individual log-ins via google teams. Information has been sent out to each pupil.

PE can be accessed through one of the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TGEdzRzSbw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsidYlVnPBg

 

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:

 

  • A pack of work will be printed out on day 1 of remote learning which can be collected from school.
  • Children can complete and return the work to their class teacher on their return to school if they have no way of scanning and emailing the work to their teacher through the self-isolation period.

 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

 

Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • Reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

 

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?

 

  • We expect all pupils to engage in learning during the isolation period whether that be through google teams or by completing the printed work provided in the remote learning pack (when no on line learning can be accessed).
  • We would appreciate parental support in setting out an appropriate work space for their child and reminding the children of the daily timetable. Understanding that children will need brain breaks throughout the day to break up the learning.

 

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

 

  • Daily contact will be made on line via google teams. The children and their teacher can communicate with each other via this platform.
  • Teachers will contact Mrs Cook regarding concerns they may have over a lack of engagement from any of their pupils. Mrs Cook will then phone the parents of the child causing concern to discuss how school can support the remote learning process. 

 

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:

 

 

  • Teachers will mark and provide feedback when appropriate to individual pupils or address any class concerns the following morning.
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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:

 

  • When a pupil is working outside of their year group objectives, appropriate work will be set to meet the individual needs of the pupil for literacy and maths. This may be emailed individually to the parent of the child or if on line access is an issue, appropriate work can be printed out and collected from the school office.

 

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?

  • Children who are self-isolating when the rest of their class remains in school will be sent the week’s work electronically. Where this is not possible, a pack of work may be printed in school and either collected at the school office if possible or delivered to the house when all members are self-isolating.
  • Work can be emailed to the class teacher, pupil and teacher may communicate through google teams if appropriate or the pupil can return the work to the teacher on their return to school.