Remote education: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/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?
Our aim is to follow the curriculum plan and deliver the same offer no matter how/where the children are being taught. Due to limitations in teaching remotely, some aspects of the curriculum will be altered, e.g. certain practical science activities. 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. Each child should have workbooks or other resources at home which can support learning in the short term.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
All pupils from Y1 to Y6 have access to the following online resources,
All pupils have access to Microsoft Teams. They have also been provided with workbooks for maths and English. Work will be set by the class teacher on the first day of closure. Work will become more formal and structured no later than the third day of closure.
All children have workbooks at home which they could be immediately directed to.
If parents have any issues with passwords, school can resend these. If you have an access issue please call 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?
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. The hours can be averaged over the week. At Lingfield, one session, a week, e.g. one morning or one afternoon will be used for making group video calls, along with 1:1 phone calls to specific families for the children who are not in school. This will limit the chance staff have to provide marking and feedback on this particular session, however we feel that the individual calls home and the interaction on video calls between peers is really important for children who are learning from home.
|Key Stage 1||3 hours per day|
|Key Stage 2||4 hours per day|
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We have different systems in place depending on the year group your child attends.
We are using Microsoft Teams to deliver our remote learning. School provides teacher inputs pre-recorded by the class teacher on a daily basis and activities for pupils to complete. These are supplemented with teaching inputs from other digital providers, e.g. Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize.
Years 3, 4, & 5
For pupils in these year groups we are using Showbie. This is a relatively new move for us, having implemented this change the week beginning 25th January. It is the full package of communication and learning. Each class has its own individual page where messages can be posted, videos shared and daily work shared. These are supplemented with teaching inputs from other digital providers, e.g. Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize.
Reception Y1, & Y2
Work is currently emailed to families on a daily basis. A daily overview with links to pre-recorded videos by the class teacher provide teacher inputs for pupils. Also attached are resources and activities for children to complete. These are supplemented with teaching inputs from other digital providers, e.g. Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize.
Other resources used across school include but is not limited to;
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:
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?
Feedback can take many forms and will depend on the type of work set. Feedback is not only used to give praise but also to support improvements and move the learning forwards. Feedback also supports parents and carers in how they can help their child/children.
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:
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
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