According to government guidance, 'the priority should always be for schools to deliver high-quality face-to-face education to all pupils. Remote education should only ever be considered as a short-term measure and as a last resort where in person attendance is not possible'.
Scenarios where remote education should be provided:
"Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. Schools should consider providing remote education to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance.
This might include:
- occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government
- occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness."
Providing Remote Education: Guidance for Schools (Department for Education: March 2022)
Government guidance also states that, 'pupils should have access to remote education as soon as reasonably practicable, though in proportion to the length of absence and disruption to their education'.
In line with our attendance policy, all absences should be communicated to our school office team. If pupils are unwell, the following information does not apply as pupils will need to rest and recover in order to get back to school as soon as they are able to do so.
Remote Education due to a short-term absence where the child is well,
but unable to attend school:
Where children are unable to attend school but are able to continue learning and are feeling well, e.g. having a positive Covid-19 test with no symptoms, or having been advised by hospital following a fracture to remain at home, the following will apply each day:
Pupils can communicate with teaching staff through Google Classroom. Any documents that need to be shared or uploaded can be sent using this platform.
Pupils should read every day for at least 20 minutes and update their reading diary with a comment about their reading. Teachers may upload extracts from texts being read in class on Google Classroom, depending on what might be missed during the pupil's absence. If pupils are unsure of what to read and have access to the Internet, they may like to look at the following websites:
Pupils should complete lessons from the 'English Grammar' units found on Oak National Academy. These lessons consolidate learning taught throughout each year group and enable pupils to practise using key vocabulary which they will continue to encounter as they move through Key Stage Two. Pupils are also encouraged to complete target work and practise their spellings.
Teachers will assign tasks for pupils to complete on Mathletics. This could include tasks related to current learning, or a selection of consolidation tasks based on the individual pupil's needs. Pupils are also encouraged to complete target work and/or tasks on TT Rockstars.
Pupils should select a unit of work to complete from Oak National Academy which is related to their learning in school from one of the following subjects: science, history, geography and PSHE. They should be prepared to share what they have been learning about or have completed over Google Classroom or on their return to school. Our curriculum overviews are found here: curriculum overviews.
Our online education platform is Google Classroom. Please click here for further information about how to access Google Classroom and for some helpful 'how to...' videos.
Remote Education due to a School Closure, Lockdown or Instructions from Government
There may be occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government (such as a nationwide lockdown).
Please read the document below titled 'Remote Education due to School Closure - Our Offer - May 2022' for information about what to expect in this situation.