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Remote education provision: information for parents


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

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page. When children are off school due to illness, they will not be expected to follow these procedures and staff will not be expected to provide remote education in the manner laid out below.


The remote curriculum: 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.


What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?


During any extended period of remote learning, we will ensure children have access to at least one English, one maths and one other lesson each day.

The input for these lessons will be provided as our homework is provided -  through Seesaw. Teachers will prepare recorded lessons that will mirror classroom teaching with the use of modelling and explanations.

This method has been chosen to allow children and parents to re-watch teaching as many times as needed; to cater for those families who may have multiple children trying to access the curriculum through one device and those parents who may be working during the day and need extra time to view their children’s learning.



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, in PE, science or design technology where parents may not have the necessary resources available at home.




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 the following number of hours each day:


Primary school-aged pupils

A minimum of 4 hours per day in line with government expectations for KS2 and 3 hours per day for children in KS1



Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?



All remote learning will be accessed through our Seesaw app.


Where a whole class teams meeting is planned, this will be communicated in advance via an email address on Microsoft Teams.


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:


If you are unable to access digital or online resources at home, please contact the school office on 01942 678903 in the first instance. We will identify the best way to support the needs of the children which may include considering one or more of the options below:

  • Lending school devices to families
  • Preparing printed packs of resources for collection and return


How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:


Some examples of remote teaching approaches used in delivery of learning may include, but is not limited to:

  • 3x daily pre-recorded, bespoke videos by teaching staff covering core subjects of English and maths and another foundation subject.
  • live check in sessions for children at home and at school to maintain a sense of togetherness
  • recorded teaching from Gilded Hollins’ staff and from other educational establishments e.g. White Rose Maths
  • a shared reading for pleasure story read by a member of staff for each class
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • Supplying printed copies of work should these be requested


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?


As a school, we will do all we can to support pupils and families in remote learning. However, we require the support of parents for this to be flexible.

  • We expect pupils to complete all tasks set
  • We expect children to continue reading 5x a week
  • We expect parents to support pupils by setting up a routine for learning and ensuring pupils have a suitable working environment


How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?


  • Teachers will check pupil work daily through Seesaw.


  • A register will be kept of work completed and of pupil engagement.


  • If we are concerned that pupils are not engaging with the lessons and activities set, welfare calls will be made to parents by the class teacher initially and then by the Headteacher, Mrs Burns.



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:


  • Feedback will vary according to the work set but will be given through the Seesaw app.


  • All work that is submitted electronically with be either marked and returned to be corrected if necessary or acknowledged positively by the teacher


  • Any misconceptions will be addressed either to the whole class via a slide or by an audio explanation. Teachers will choose whether to address a group, whole class or individual for feedback as needed.




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:



  • If your child is supported on our SEND register they may be provided with specific learning activities to meet their needs.
  • If your child has an EHCP they will be invited to attend school to complete their learning unless remaining at home is more beneficial. This will be decided jointly between parents and school.
  • Where appropriate, regular contact will be made with parents and carers by the SENCO to support the remote learning of these pupils at home.


Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.


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


The learning provided through the Seesaw app will be able to be accessed by all children who are remote learning regardless of whether they are self – isolating.

If paper copies have been requested by families and they need to self-isolate, paper copies can be provided by arrangement with the school