Remote Learning

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

In the event of a local outbreak, the PHE health protection team or local authority may advise a school to fully or partially close temporarily to help control transmission.

For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

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 the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, some of our design and technology topics would be inappropriate for remote learning due to lack of resources. These are therefore either swapped for a more appropriate D&T topic or swapped with a different subject from later in the year. 

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:

Key Stage 1

At least 3 hours

Key Stage 2

At least 4 hours

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

The children in KS1 and KS2 all have Microsoft Teams accounts. All the work will be provided to the children via this system. We will also use other online subscriptions such as Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Reading Plus, Times Tables Rockstars.

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:

We are considering these expectations in relation to the students’ age, stage of development or special educational needs, for example where this would place significant demands on parents’ help or support. We will avoid and will not set long-term projects or internet research activities.

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 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:

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:

Please contact our SEND Co-Ordinator, Mrs B. Wynne (send@staugustinewebster.net), with any specific queries.

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?

Remote Learning Policy

Long Term Plan- COVID adaptations