Remote education provision: information for parents

During the pandemic it was necessary for learning to be moved to remote learning.  As it stands currently, schools are back in school teaching but our remote learning information sent out to families and our expectations and policy are still accessible on our website. 

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education at Bradshaw if local restrictions require children to remain at home.

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

What is taught to pupils at home?

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching. If your child is required to remain at home, they will receive a pack including books required to complete their tasks and all relevant log in details. Your child will be expected to visit their Google Classroom for a daily class meeting with the teacher and to begin accessing tasks and lessons for the day.

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, where the teaching of a unit/lesson at home is not practical, a suitable alternative will be created and shared with your child.

Remote teaching and study time 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 3 hours
  • Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) 3 hours
  • Key Stage Two (Years 3, 4,5 and 6) 4 hours

Accessing remote education

All Home Learning will be available via Google Classroom. School has already supported any family who has struggled to access this. Your child may also be expected to log in to one of the online resources that the school has a subscription for such as Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars. Children will have received all log in details for these. If there are any problems parents can let the teacher know through the daily contact via Google Classroom or by email.

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:

  • Children without internet and/or computer access will be provided with printed packs to complete at home
  • Where possible, your child will be issued/loaned a tablet for the duration of their isolation. Please contact the school office to request this support if needed.

How will my child be taught remotely? We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Live sessions daily
  • Recorded teaching lessons
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers

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?

  • Please ensure your child is up and ready to start learning by 8.45am. A regular routine is vital to support your child’s learning and development. You do not have to do the work with your child. They should be able to access much things independently with minimal support from yourself.
  • Please ensure your child completes the Home Learning that has been set for them
  • Please ensure your child uploads their Home Learning to Google Classroom daily for marking and feedback

Monitoring Home Learning

Your child is expected to upload their home learning daily for marking and feedback. Your child will also be expected to take part in the daily live lessons. If your child’s teacher has a concern with your child’s engagement with home learning they will contact you by telephone or email to discuss the matter and offer support.

Assessment and Feedback

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:

  • Individual feedback and marking daily
  • Whole class feedback during the live lessons
  • Monitoring of work completed on online platforms such as Times Tables Rock Stars.

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 closely with parents and carers to support those pupils by providing a carefully differentiated, bespoke programme. Your child’s teacher will continue to keep in touch with your child via Google Classroom and will provide feedback. Your child’s class teacher may also arrange to conduct a live sessions with your child.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

In the event that your child is self-isolating, they will still access their Home Learning via Google Classroom. The resources available will largely mirror the curriculum being taught in school to ensure that they completing a carefully planned and well-sequenced curriculum. Your child will have access to a broad curriculum offer with a variety of differentiated tasks. Your child will be expected to upload their work daily. The teacher will provide feedback as soon as possible, but please bear in mind that they will be teaching the rest of the class throughout the day.

If you have any difficulties or concerns, please let your child’s class teacher know or contact Mr Turner or Mrs Crouch at school, who will do their very best to support you.