This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
At Ward Green, we pride ourselves on the high-quality remote education offer we provide for our children to ensure their learning continues to progress.
As curriculum leader, our Assistant Head Mr Honeyman has an overarching responsibility for the quality and delivery of remote education, ensuring that our provision meets expectations for our whole school community
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this document.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day of pupils being sent home?
Our remote education offer is delivered via two different online platforms: Microsoft Teams to delivery the live input and Seesaw for children to complete their activities.
On this first day, school will prioritise ensuring that logins for both platforms are shared with parents/carers and children. We have provided training for children to be able to use both of these whilst at school.
Please be aware that whilst this is being organised, learning may be set initially by Seesaw alone until the live input on Microsoft Teams is ready to launch.
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 mirror the timetable for a usual school day as closely as possible to provide teaching that is equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school. This will take a minimum of 4 hours including :
- Session 1: LIRA or Phonics
- Session 2: Literacy
- Session 3: Maths
- Session 4: Wider Curriculum
We expect that the live input for these sessions would take between 15-20 minutes depending on the content delivered.
Children will then complete their assigned activity on Seesaw and staff will provided individualised feedback to children's responses to tasks, which will approximately take 40 minutes.
Please Note: For younger year groups, live input for sessions may be shorter but with more points of contact throughout the day.
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Microsoft Teams is used to deliver live input sessions on the hour and Seesaw to complete activities.
Seesaw has been embedded throughout our teaching and learning practice in school so all children are comfortable with using this technology when accessing tasks
Individual children’s emails & logons to Microsoft Teams and Seesaw QR codes will be emailed out to parents & carers.
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:
All parents and carers have been contacted to establish if any digital equipment would be required for children to fully access our remote education provision.
If you require any support accessing digital equipment, please contact school via:
- Telephone: 01226 286510
- Email: email@example.com
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
As with in-school provision, we have the highest expectations of children's engagement. We expect all children to access our remote education provision for all sessions, and respond to tasks in a timely manner.
In regards to parental support, supporting school with setting routines to support your child’s education would be extremely beneficial in order to raise the engagement of your child with sessions.
All tasks will created, set and pitched at the appropriate level for each individual child to ensure that they can engage with sessions independently.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
To reflect the same practice as in school, a daily register will be taken for each online session to check which children are:
- Present during online sessions
- Responding and completing activities on Seesaw
If there are any circumstances arising where engagement is a concern, class teachers will contact parents/carers via phone call to discuss how we can support in raising the engagement of your child with our remote education provision.
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 verbal comments via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
- Have the highest expectations of all pupils in relation to quality of work produced.
- Following the marking & feedback policy to mirror in-school practice.
- Provide feedback on every child's work via Seesaw for each subject.
- Ensure that children are aware of the next steps within their learning.