Welcome to our Remote Learning homepage. During this difficult year schools and education have faced severe disruption. To ensure that your child's education continues throughout periods of self-isolation/Covid-related school closures, they will be able to access their work through Remote Learning; this is done through Google Classroom. Notifications can be sent via Go4Schools to inform pupils and parents that work has been uploaded. For more information on Remote Learning, please view our Remote Learning Policy.
Virtual Lessons and online work will take place on Google Classroom. Students can access this through their school accounts (RM Unify) online or using the free Google Classroom app on their device.
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Remote Learning: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
A summary of the work will be set on Go4Schools in the same way that homework is set. More detailed tasks and activities will be set from day two onwards using Google Classroom.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
If a whole year group is sent home to self isolate, or if the school is closed, teachers continue to teach the curriculum remotely as we would have done if we were in school.
We do have to make some adaptions in some subjects for example experiments in Science and we are unable to teach specialist practical subjects such as DT, Art, Music, PE in the same way that we would have done in school.
The order of some topics may be re-organised so that those more appropriate to remote learning are taught, leaving other topics to be taught at a later date, face-to-face.
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 take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
It is really important that during your breaks and regular screen breaks that you move away from the screen and stay active so that you are not sitting in a chair and looking at a screen all day.
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We use Google Classroom to support online remote education. Homework and additional tasks are set on Go4Schools.
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:
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
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:
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
If an individual student is self-isolating a pack of work is sent home. This work is skill and revision based.
KS4 and KS5 teachers are encouraged to email their students with their lesson plans and resources so that students can keep up with the work being taught in class.