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.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils 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?

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:

Year 7 and 8 ·         5 Hours of online set work proportionate to their school timetable i.e 8 hours of English a week 1.5 of Geography

·         20-60 mins of reading a day

·         20-60 mins of physical activity a day

 

Year 9.10 and 11 ·         5-6 Hours of online set work proportionate to their school timetable i.e 8 hours of English a week.  All their options will be setting work

·         60+ mins of reading a day

·         30+ mins of physical activity a day

 

 

Accessing remote education

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

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

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?

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

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

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?

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?