Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Children will receive their education through a mixture of videos, live sessions and independent activities set by their teacher and supported where necessary by a parent/ carer.
A daily Sway will be created by the teacher which contains the day’s home learning. These will posted on the ClassDojo page. Teachers will invite children to live class meetings which will take place using Microsoft Teams. Any parents needing technical support with this, are encouraged to contact the class teacher via ClassDojo.
Any resources needed for independent learning tasks will be found on ClassDojo or in the resource packs provided by the academy. Teachers will upload a daily Sway with suggested timings and explaining the links to learning and appropriate resources. All resources will be clearly signposted, and children may be directed towards a particular resource during an online lesson.
Children will be able to submit their work through their individual portfolio on ClassDojo. If children are accessing home learning via the Key Worker Provision, this may or may not be uploaded to ClassDojo as a member of staff will have seen and given feedback.
Parents and children will also be able to communicate with the teaching staff using the message or comments features on ClassDojo or through email/telephone directly to the academy where appropriate.
We understand that some children, particularly children in Reception and Year 1, may find learning remotely a challenge. We will endeavour to make live sessions and independent learning fun, engaging, practical and accessible and offer any advice necessary to support parents.
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:
The academy has a small number of devices that can be issued to children who do not have an electronic device or have multiple children who are sharing one device. Laptops and iPads will be loaned out from the school with a receipt system.
Any families struggling with internet connection can contact the academy or their child’s class teacher to discuss options. SIM cards with prepaid data are available for families to use solely for accessing remote learning lessons and parents may be asked to submit their details to have their mobile data allowance increased under the government scheme.
If printed materials are needed, these can be collected from school by prior arrangement. If this is required, parents can contact the class teacher. If children do not have online access and use printed materials, work can be brought to school when a new printed materials pack is collected.
We have collected information from all families, and any families without internet have been offered a place in school. If you believe that this applies to you or your circumstances have changed, please be in touch with the school office.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- daily live sessions through Microsoft Teams
- recorded teaching e.g. video/audio recordings made by teachers, links to other suitable websites such as Oak National Academy lessons, RWI, YouTube
- websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences e.g Developing Experts, Oddizzi, Kapow, Mathletics and TTRS
- where required, printed paper packs produced by teachers e.g. workbooks, worksheets
- some independent activities will be set for children – such as reading, spellings, handwriting, times tables tasks for children in KS1 & KS2. EYFS children will have opportunities for free-play as well as teacher directed learning
- all resources will be uploaded onto ClassDojo with guidance of the work and suggested timings
- assemblies will take place virtually. The Principal’s assembly will be available on Monday, Picture News assemblies will take place on a Wednesday and class celebration assemblies will be held on Fridays