Remote education is able to take place in circumstances where it might not be possible for pupils to receive in-person education, for example during school closures or restrictions on attendance, where school access for pupils is restricted.
Remote Learning Implementation
Should there be a need for our pupils to receive remote education, children and families will be granted access to a Google Classroom. This online classroom will enable a line of communication between class teachers, supporting adults and pupils, and will be a platform to provide access to learning opportunities such as quizzes, writing activities, learning websites and recorded or live-streamed lessons to ensure pupils and families are supported with learning remotely. We aim for our remote education offering to be as engaging and challenging as possible, with the necessary resources and support in place to move to learn forward. Children will also have access to the range of learning websites they already use in school, including Accelerated Reader. Class Dojo will continue to be accessed by teachers as a line of communication between the school and families, alongside ongoing communication via Arbor and regular calls between staff members and families to offer ongoing support.
Supporting Pupils with SEND
If pupils with SEND are not able to attend school and require remote education, teachers are best placed to know how their needs can most effectively be met to ensure that they continue to access the curriculum. An appropriate curriculum, teaching and support will be put in place that will enable the pupil to continue learning effectively. Some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support. We will work collaboratively with families and put arrangements in place that allow pupils with SEND to access remote education successfully. If a child has an EHC plan and there are barriers to the school delivering remotely the kind of approach that we would in the classroom, for example, the provision of certain differentiated resources and the support of a Teaching Assistant, we will work in cooperation with the local authority to find other ways in which we can meet our statutory duties, working closely with the families to achieve this.
Delivering Remote Education Safely
Keeping children safe online is essential. We are aware of and follow government guidance on safeguarding and remote education, which provides information on what schools should be doing to protect pupils and staff online during any period of remote education. We will work with children and families on how to keep safe online regularly, particularly during periods of remote education. The National Online Safety Website provides free training and resources for parents, including these Top Tips for Remote Education for families and children.