Remote education provision: information for parents
If your child has to isolate but there is not a full or partial school closure
If your child needs to isolate but the school is not in a full or partial closure, and is well enough to be able to complete work, a paper pack will be sent out through the post to the child isolating. A new pack will be printed each Monday ready for the week ahead, and sent to the postal address the child is residing at on our records. Remote learning electronically will not be available in individual cases such as this. Any questions need to be through our firstname.lastname@example.org email address or via the telephone. Work will be as per the Curriculum guidance
During a Full or Partial School Closure
Old Clee Primary Academy will provide access to a full National Curriculum via our school website at www.oldcleeparimaryacademy.co.uk. Under the ‘Home Learning’ tab, each year group posts a full weeks learning for all National Curriculum subjects in line with what is being taught in school. All year groups upload daily teacher led maths and writing videos which guide pupils and parents throughout the week. In addition, we have included a virtual phonics, reading, maths and PE classroom whereby a wealth of resources can be accessed.
Pupils will be expected to complete the daily maths and writing teacher led activities as well as a home reading and phonics activity. The rest of the week can be timetabled to ensure other curriculum subjects are completed by the end of the week.
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, pupils in school may complete a hands on design and technology lesson whilst remote learning may focus on the design or evaluate aspect of DT.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Key Stage 1
Pupils are expected to complete a minimum of 3 hours learning each day.
Key Stage 2
Pupils are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours learning each day.
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Pupils will access the full weeks learning via the school website. This is uploaded in advance ready for a Monday morning at 9am. All lessons from the previous week are deleted by 12pm on a Monday. At Old Clee Primary Academy we acknowledge that pupils will benefit from a flexible timetable when learning from home, therefore, all learning remains on the website for a full 7 days.
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:
Paper versions of all our home learning are available to collect from 8.40am – 2.30pm. Packs are updated each week, replenished every Monday morning and can be collected from just inside the main gates on Mondays and Tuesdays. From Wednesday onwards they can be collected from the school office. Our front gates remain open so that you can ‘drive in’, collect a pack and drive straight out without having the need to find a parking space. We hope you find this helpful.
Each pack includes a full week of lessons and links to all the home learning pages on our website. We strongly encourage you to access our:
• Daily teacher led video for writing.
• Daily teacher led video for Maths.
The teacher directs children through their learning and models their expectations.
At Old Clee, we appreciate that home learning will be challenging and require some timetabling throughout the day. All teams are on hand to provide remote support through zoom, via telephone calls and email. Teams have provided an example timetable for you to follow, however, we appreciate all families are different therefore it is the responsibility of parents to decide what works best for their household. The following support is available:
All year groups will monitor pupil engagement weekly. Our aim is to speak with every child over the telephone to provide wellbeing and academic support. In addition to this, all children are invited to a ‘teacher check in’ zoom meeting daily and encouraged to return their work via email for marking and feedback. Paper packs can also be left for marking and will be receive feedback via email. Any pupil who has not been in contact with staff by Friday morning will receive an email/text via our parent mail platform. Any remaining pupils the team have not been able to contact by Friday afternoon will receive a letter through the post asking them to get in touch.
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 a pupil is required to self-isolate, a paper copy of the full curriculum is sent via post immediately. All activities are available via the home learning page on our school website at www.oldcleepriamaryacademy.co.uk.