COVID-19 Remote Learning

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.

For more information about our remote learning offer by phase please see the document at the bottom of the page.

 

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day 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 a class or year group being closed in school, we will begin our Google Classroom offer no later than the next working day (we will endeavour to start lessons on the same day where possible).  A timetable will be shared with the children’s Google Classroom so that they know what to expect each day.
  • All children will have been provided with their Google Classroom logins in school and in the event that these have been lost they can be requested from either the phase leader or the school office.
  • Parents who would prefer to request a printed work pack can request this from the office and we aim for this to be ready to collect within 24 hours.

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?

At Regis Manor, we will strive to deliver a mirror of the curriculum in school as our online curriculum offer.  However, we accept that some lessons are not always transferable, so will make amendments where needed.  Any elements that cannot be taught remotely will be addressed when the class/year group returns to school.
 

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:

Early Years

  • There is no set expectation for the amount of work Early Years children complete - however we aim to offer 3 hours of planned provision/learning each day.

Key Stage 1

  • We will provide at least 3 hours of learning and planned provision for KS1 children each day.

Key Stage 2

  • We will provide 4 or more hours of learning and planned provision for KS2 children each day.

 

Accessing remote education

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

 

  • Children at Regis Manor will predominantly access remote learning via Google Classroom (along with other platforms - for example, Bug Club). Login details have been provided for every child.

 

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:

  • All parents/carers will be contacted regularly via telephone and will be able to request to borrow a school device if they don’t have access to one at home (dependent on availability).
  • Where it is not possible to access a device or the internet from home, paper work packs will be available to collect from the school office, as closely aligned to online learning as possible.
  • If work packs are required, parents/carer should notify the class teacher via Weduc (or telephoning the school office if this is not possible).
  • New work packs are made available fortnightly.
  • Arrangements have been made for work packs to be collected from the school office, following social distancing guidelines. If this is not possible, parents/carers are able to request that the pack is posted to them.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

Early Years

  • Lessons will be mostly short, instructional videos with a follow-up task to be completed in their own time. Most tasks will be interactive and hands-on, with some sheets being used. Children who are unable to access Google classroom can collect work packs produced by teaching staff and collected via the office.

Key Stage 1

  • Lessons may include instructional videos recorded by staff, instructional videos from quality assured alternative sources, written instructions, sheets to print and work through. Children who are unable to access Google classroom can collect work packs produced by teaching staff and collected via the office.

Key Stage 2

  • Lessons may include instructional videos recorded by staff, instructional videos from quality assured alternative sources, written instructions, sheets to print and work through. Children who are unable to access Google classroom can collect work packs produced by teaching staff and collected via the office.

Please see the Regis Manor Remote Learning Offer document for more information about what our remote curriculums will look like.

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?

 

Early Years

  • Work should be uploaded onto Google Classroom or EExAT daily. Children will need support accessing and recording the tasks. Learning can be shared by uploading photos or writing comments onto google classroom..
  • Children should aim to complete the tasks set for them on each day as we follow a sequential order, but we appreciate parents may need some flexibility with this.

Key Stage 1

  • Work should be uploaded onto Google classroom daily. Children may need support from adults in their home with uploading and viewing the activities. Children may also need some adult support with their learning however instructions for tasks are given both verbally through videos and also written explanations to enable them to work independently. explanations to enable them to work independently.Children should complete the tasks set for them on that day as new work will be set the following day.
  • Work produced will follow a sequence of learning throughout the week which children will need to follow.

Key Stage 2

  • Children should engage with the learning by completing tasks and submitting work via google classroom each day.
  • Children should complete the tasks set for them on that day as new work will be set the following day and lessons will follow a sequence of learning throughout the week.
  • Each task will be accompanied by resources to support children to access learning independently. However, we anticipate that some availability of support from adults may be necessary.

 

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

  • Staff will keep a record of children who are sharing work via Google Classroom (or other school formats - e.g. Weduc or EExAT) which will be reviewed weekly.  Where there has been little or no engagement the child’s class teacher will contact home to offer support.
  • If concerns are raised about a child’s work then the child’s class teacher will contact parents to discuss any further support that may be needed.

 

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:

 

Early Years 

  • Feedback will be given to children in Early Years via the stream or classwork tab. Work that children upload will have comments from both teachers and TAs that will involve positive and constructive comments as applicable.

Key Stage 1

  • Feedback will be given to children in Years 1 and 2 via the stream or in some cases via the classwork tab. Work that children upload will have comments from both teachers and teaching assistants that will involve positive and constructive comments.
  • Next step marking will be aimed at a particular focus for the week.

Key Stage 2

  • Children will receive feedback on each piece of work submitted within the time frame suggested in the task. This takes various forms including scores from quizzes, indications of correct and incorrect answers, praise for meeting learning objectives, and next steps improvement points on certain assignments.  

 

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, 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:

  • Where learning set on Google Classroom is not accessible to individuals with SEN&D, class teachers will set bespoke learning packs, based on their knowledge of individual pupils’ learning needs and targets.
  • Class teachers will make regular telephone contact with all parents/carers to check how well their child/ren are able to access the work provided. This will provide regular opportunities for any issues to be raised and addressed.
  • Pupils with an EHCP are encouraged to attend the provision in school.
  • A member of the Inclusion Team will make weekly telephone contact with parents/carers of pupils who have an EHCP and are not accessing the in-school provision to offer advice, support and suggested resources/learning activities.
  • Parents/carers are encouraged to contact the class teacher or Inclusion Team if they require any additional advice or support.

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?

In the event that your child needs to self-isolate while the rest of their class continues work parents are directed to the Oak National Academy website (https://www.thenational.academy/) where there are over 10 000 lessons created by teachers for every age group. 

Parents are encouraged to send in any completed work with their child after their isolation period comes to an end.