Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Our curriculum is planned and sequenced to ensure that new learning continually builds on prior learning. When moving to remote learning, teachers will continue to teach our planned curriculum to ensure that our children continue to progress through the curriculum. Therefore we will continue to teach a broad and balanced offer that mirrors the curriculum and timetabling that would be delivered in school.
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. The work will be posted through the ‘Home Learning’ globe on Weduc. Teachers will invite children to class meetings which will take place using Microsoft Teams.
Children will be able to submit their work through the ‘Home Learning’ globe on Weduc. Parents will also be able to communicate with the teaching staff using the message on Weduc.
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 children may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those children 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 for accessing remote learning. We may also be able to signpost parents to schemes that will allow them to access more mobile data.
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, this can be brought to school when a new printed materials pack is collected.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach children remotely:
- live ‘drop-in’ class meetings
- recorded teaching e.g. video/audio recordings made by teachers, Oak National Academy lessons, RWI lessons.
- 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