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Go To Guide for Remote Education
White Cliffs Primary School
The temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 expired on 24 March 2022. As a result, the Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity (No.2) direction no longer has effect. The latest guidance is non- statutory, however, White Cliffs Primary School is using the Providing remote education: guidance for schools Providing remote education: guidance for schools - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The priority at White Cliffs Primary School is to deliver high-quality face-to-face education to all pupils. Remote education should only ever be considered as a short-term measure and as a last resort where in person attendance is not possible. This document will outline how the school will continue to deliver high quality remote education in cases where it is not possible or contrary to government guidance for some or all pupils to attend face-to-face education. This guidance is effective from 29 March 2022.
When to use Remote Education
Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. The school will provide remote education to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance.
This might include:
- occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government
- occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness
In these circumstances the school will provide pupils with access to remote education as soon as reasonably practicable, though in proportion to the length of absence and disruption to their learning.
Where needed, White Cliffs Primary School will consider providing remote education equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and including recorded or live direct teaching time, as well as time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.
Good practice is considered to be:
- 3 hours a day on average across the cohort for key stage 1, with less for younger children
- 4 hours a day for key stage 2 children
What will be provided
Online video lessons will not necessarily be recorded by teaching staff at the school. High quality lessons developed by external providers may be provided instead of school led video content. White Cliffs Primary School already has remote education plans in place that have worked when face-face education has not been possible. These plans can be located in the Remote Learning Archives located in the Children pages on the School Website (www.whitecliffsprimary.com). You can continue to use established remote education plans with which staff, pupils and parents and carers are familiar.
Additional links on the school’s website will guide you to the main online learning platforms that are being used by White Cliffs Primary School. The online platforms that the school is currently using are:
• My Maths
The remote education set by the teachers will follow the long-term curriculum plan for their class so that children can continue to access the relevant curriculum for their year and keep up.
To support families to overcome barriers to digital access the school will be able to provide a school-owned laptop, accompanied by a user agreement or contract. Where possible, the school will provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, to structure learning, supplemented with other forms of communication to keep pupils on track or answer questions about work.
Provision for pupils with SEND
If pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) are not able to be in school and require remote education their teachers are best placed to know how the pupil’s needs can be most effectively met to ensure they continue to make progress.
We recognise that some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support. The school will work collaboratively with families and put in place reasonable adjustments so that pupils with SEND can successfully access remote education. In this situation, decisions on how provision can be delivered should be informed by relevant considerations including the support families will require and types of services that the pupil can access remotely.
The requirement within theâÂÂ¯2014 Children and Families ActâÂÂ¯for schools to use their best endeavours to secure the special educational provision called for by the pupils’ special educational needs remains in place.
Top tips for supporting your child while they work from home
- Keep to a routine as much as possible so that your child knows what to expect, this includes getting up and dressed at the regular school time and keeping regular bedtimes.
- Keep active - ensure your child is getting enough exercise and incorporate this into their daily routine.
- Use different methods to assist learning, e.g. online programmes and documentaries.
- Stay sociable – arrange to stay in contact with family and friends. Conversations are important but remember to stay safe on social media and online.
- As much as possible, children should carry out the tasks independently, as they have been taught how to do this in school.
- Try different ways of doing things to suit your child’s learning needs.
For younger children you can:
- Make learning fun through make believe play.
- Play educational games with numbers and letters.
- READ, READ, READ (magazines, story books, comics, recipes, leaflets and brochures, The Argos catalogue!)
- Involve your child in everyday home activities, e.g. tidying their bedroom, cooking, getting themselves dressed, washing up.