Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Children will receive their education through a mixture of videos, live sessions and independent activities set by their teacher and supported where possible by a family member. The work will be set via ClassDojo and will be posted on a Sway document, ClassDojo posts or weekly timetable. Teachers will invite children to class meetings/ live sessions which will take place using Microsoft Teams. Any parents needing technical support with this, are encouraged to contact the class teacher via ClassDojo. Parents will need to give consent for their child to access live sessions on Microsoft Teams and follow set protocol for safeguarding reasons.
Any resources needed for independent learning tasks will be found on ClassDojo or in the resource packs provided by the academy. Teachers will upload a weekly timetable or daily Sway explaining the links to learning and appropriate resources. All resources will be clearly signposted, and children may be directed towards a particular resource during an online lesson.
Children will be able to submit their work through their individual Portfolio on ClassDojo. Parents and children will also be able to communicate with the teaching staff using the message or comments features on ClassDojo or through email/ telephone directly to the academy where appropriate.
We understand that younger pupils, particularly children in nursery & reception, may find it difficult due to their age to learn remotely. We will endeavour to make live sessions and independent learning fun, engaging, practical and accessible and offer any advice necessary to support parents.
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:
The academy has a small number of devices that can be issued to families who do not have an electronic device. Laptops and iPads will be loaned out from the school with a receipt system.
Any families struggling with internet connection can contact the academy or their child’s class teacher to discuss options. SIM cards with prepaid data may be available for families to use solely for accessing remote learning lessons and parents may be asked to submit their details to have their mobile data allowance increased under the government scheme.
If printed materials are needed, these can be collected from school by prior arrangement. If this is required, parents can contact the class teacher.
We have collected information from all families about their access to devices and internet and are supporting where appropriate. If your circumstances change, please be in touch with the school office.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- Daily live sessions through Microsoft Teams
- Recorded teaching e.g. video/audio recordings made by teachers, links to other suitable websites such as Oak National Academy lessons, RWI, YouTube
- Websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences e.g Developing Experts, Oddizzi, Kapow, Mathletics and TTRS.
- Where required, printed paper packs produced by teachers e.g. workbooks, worksheets
- Some independent activities will be set for children – such as reading, spellings, handwriting and times tables tasks.
- All resources will be uploaded onto ClassDojo with guidance and a suggested timetable.
- Assemblies will be recorded and shared on ClassDojo.