Remote Education Provision: Information For Parents
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
Our home learning is set up on both Weduc, our school app, and home learning packs for those without access to devices or Internet at home. The first few days will allow us to evaluate the system and work with families to ensure everyone has access to home learning ready for the coming weeks.
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.
Students will receive personalised learning journeys based upon their abilities.
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 between3-4 hours per day. Three hours for KS1 and four hours for KS2.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We are providing all work through our school app, Weduc. Tasks will be available to view and download through the parental account. Some home learning may also be set on some third party online learning platforms like Times Table Rockstars, Lexia UK and others. Student usernames and passwords have been sent through to each parent.
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 have spoken with all families and are in regular contact to ensure that everyone has access to paper pack if there is no access to devices or Internet at home.
Paper packs are available for collection on a Monday, work can be submitted by either photo/email to teachers directly on Weduc or on class email addresses, or hard copy work can be delivered to the school on a Monday when the new pack is collected.
We are also currently enquiring with families to determine if any would benefit from the Government scheme to provide broadband or additional data bundles to some households to assist with virtual home learning.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- recorded teaching (video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- possible live teaching (online lessons) – we will give plenty of notice for any ‘live’ acivities that we do.
- Weekly assemblies via zoom for the whole school with our head, Miss Marwood.
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?
- It is expected that pupils complete a minimum of three hours daily home learning in KS 1 and four hours daily home learning in KS2.
- our child should complete daily maths, writing and reading skills/phonics work.
- Your child should complete spelling, reading and mental maths homework daily.
- Your child must submit their home learning in daily via Weduc or weekly if they are using home learning packs.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Work will be assessed as it comes in and feedback aimed to be given within 4 days.
Our teachers will be in contact with you as a parent regularly with work provided, if they feel there are any concerns with your child’s learning they will send feedback of work completed or ask to speak to you directly to see how we can help.
Teachers will be available on Weduc or the class email for parents to contact at any time, teachers will reply as soon as they can.
Mrs Hunter, our family support worker will be keeping in regular contact with our families throughout the 6 weeks to ensure we are aware of any issues that may arise.
Mrs Tunney is also available through [email protected], on Weduc or through the school office.
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:
- The methods you will use to assess and feedback on pupils’ work
- For work submitted online feedback will be given within 24 hours.
- For work submitted in a learning pack, feedback will be given within a week of it being submitted.
- All written feedback will be sent to parents/carers via Weduc.
- Pupils can contact their class teacher with questions or issues via Purple Mash.
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:
- Families of children at Woodfield with a particular needs will have contact twith the SENCO or Family Support Worker via, Weduc, email or telephone calls to discuss any issues around remote learning and advice and support will be provided.
- · Class teacher will be made aware of children who are struggling to access remote learning without the support of an adult and they will plan appropriately taking into account this information.
- · If required further support and guidance around delivering home learning, more detailed instruction can be provided, from the class teacher or the SENCO.
- · Paper packs are available for all children if required, which is the same learning as on Weduc.
- · Work provided will be at appropriate levels and will take in to account the individual child’s needs. For example; if a child requires a different font or specific coloured background to slides this will be actioned by the class teachers.
- · Remote learning and paper versions, for children with SEND will include work on their Learning Plan targets.