Distance Learning (Remote Education)
During the current climate, there may be occasions when individual children, small groups or classes are required to self-isolate or a local or national lockdown reduces the number of children in school.
To ensure children who are learning from home are able to keep pace with those learning in school; stay in contact with their peers and staff and receive appropriate feedback, we will provide them with a distance learning plan.
In the development of our approach, good practice has been researched, government guidance followed and the effective nature of lockdown 1 home learning has been built on and extended.
Our approach includes all children from Nursery through to Year 6 and it provides effective, consistent and achievable distance learning which meets the needs of our children.
If you would like to know more about our approach and how this works, please contact our Distance Learning Leaders:
Amanda Bell-Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Appleton email@example.com
Lockdown Spring 2021
Since day one of the first lockdown we have been proactive in supporting all pupils with distance learning and this included:
- Providing anyone without technology with a Chromebook from our own school stock
- Providing daily learning plans
- Providing daily acts of Collective Worship
- Providing a secure place to share, model and celebrate learning at home and in school
- Ensuring proactive and timely home learning support
- Ensuring welfare calls and appropriate follow up for children and families
- Making further innovations to our already established use of Microsoft Teams
Acting on feedback, we have strengthened our approaches further to include:
- A new and updated APP service including comms for parents
- More functionality in Microsoft Teams
- Updated learning plans
- Curriculum adaptations
Distance Learning / Remote Education
The Government through the Department of Education has asked all schools to ensure they are meeting the requirements they have set out in relation to remote education. Often in the media remote education has become interchangeable with on-line learning. We want to be clear for all that for us, remote education is more than just screen time, and we plan and organise with this in mind. Hence we describe what we do as distance learning. Please see sources of information here:
- School obligations - Click Here
- Good practice guide - Click Here
- Ofsted what works well - Click Here
- Best Evidence - Click Here