Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents
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:
- Early Years (Reception)
Up to 1.5 hours (broken into 30 min sessions and lots of opportunities to play!)
- Key Stage (Year 1 & Year 2)
Up to 3 hours a day
- Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6)
Up to 4 hours a day
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Tapestry will be the online platform that will be used for remote learning. It has proven to be easy to use and provides a way of interaction, assessment and feedback between teachers, children and parents. Staff have been trained in using this platform and are able to upload videos, activity sheets, audio files and images. All learning activities will be uploaded onto the Tapestry platform by 7am every week day. Every class will have a scheduled zoom session on a Monday to Thursday in which the Class teachers will introduce the learning for the day.
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 school has access to a limited number of devices available for children to use at home to enable them to access their learning. Parents should contact the school if their child does not have access to a device or if there are limited devices and multiple children. Please note that due to the limited number of devices available, they will be issued based on the needs of the family. However, due to the kindness of the community, we are receiving new devices regularly so we should be able to support most requests as the devices are delivered. Contact the school office for more information.
Southwark Council is working with broadband and mobile operators to provide free and discounted internet connections to families who are struggling to secure a reliable internet connection for families who are home schooling. Complete this online application: https://forms.gle/UxYSSzSihKoboSz8A or contact the school for further information.
Due to protecting the environment, the school will not be printing any of the online materials. We have a small stock of workbooks that are available upon request.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
· Zoom sessions to introduce the learning for the day (Monday -Thursday).
· Daily activities uploaded to Tapestry
· Activities set by Specialist teachers for Art, Spanish, PE and Music
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?
Children are expected to:
· Participate in the zoom sessions
· Complete the learning activities that have been set using their building learning power toolkit
· Discuss their learning with a parent/carer especially if they have found it difficult.
Parent/Carers are expected to:
· Set a daily routine for your child’s learning
· Ensure that their child has access to their home learning
· Be available to discuss their children’s learning with them
· Provide sufficient amounts of breaks throughout the day
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
· Each the day the class teachers will keep a record of the children who have attended the class zoom sessions or uploaded work onto Tapestry.
· The Senior Leadership Team will be monitoring the Class teacher’s records as well as the tracking data on Tapestry. They will make telephone calls to anyone who has not be engaging with their learning to check in and offer support.
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.
· All work will be acknowledged with a ‘like’ and added to the children’s individual journals.
· Teachers will provide written feedback based on any misconceptions or achievements which will enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what’s being taught in response to the work that has been uploaded. This will not be for every piece of work but will be based on the Teacher’s assessment.