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Remote Education Provision: Summary of 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 where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

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?

If a bubble bursts whilst pupils are in school, we will try to send a paper pack of work home that day or post. We will email instruction of what will be available on line straight away.

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?

Please see below some statements that may be helpful. In this section, please delete all statements that do not apply, and add details if appropriate:

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations, and our main foci will be
  • Provide personalised learning for our young people
  • Share activities and learning to embed and to develop core skills
  • Make our best endeavours to support EHCP provision where at all possible
  • Support self-regulation and wellbeing

Remote teaching and study time each day

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:


We will provide at least 1 hour of activities each day. We would hope that across the day, you will be able to facilitate them accessing these. The length of time we expect your child / young person to engage will vary according to their ability to focus their attention to any given task.

Semi-formal learners


Formal learners

We will provide at least 3 hours of learning activities each day. We would hope that across the day, you will be able to facilitate them accessing these. The length of time we expect your child / young person to engage will vary according to their ability to focus their attention to any given task and it may well be easier to break things down into chunks of manageable time. All staff will provide additional work if required - just ask. Don’t forget lots of household tasks can form part of their learning as well.

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

You will be able to join activities either pre-recorded or live (circle time and / or lessons) via Microsoft Teams. Any child can also join the whole SILC assembly on a Friday morning. The log in and password has already been circulated.

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:

  • We will lend laptops or tablets to pupils, please let the class teacher know if this is something that would help
  • We have a limited supply of dongles, sim cards for our iPads please let the class teacher know if this is something that would help
  • There are also ways we can extended your data allowance if you are entitled to free schools meals, again talk to your class teacher if this would help
  • It is ok to prefer paper worksheets and we will post them home or deliver. If necessary the teacher will also send home the resources to support these learning activities.
  • Assignments set through MS Teams are automatically returned to teachers, upon completion. If you are doing a paper based tasks, we encourage you to share photos of their work through the teacher’s email address /our private Facebook group or Class Dojo (if you access this)

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:


Different teaching and learning groups will use different combinations of some of these, which meet the needs, abilities and learning style of our pupils:

Live learning

  • Live circle (PSHCE)
  • Live lessons
  • 1 to 1 or small groups / interventions live

Teacher / Professional led learning – not live

  • Pre-recorded sessions
  • Reading books  /activities
  • White Rose Maths / Maths Activities
  • Science based activities
  • Weekly learning activities non-core subjects
  • Oak Academy lessons
  • Postural management equipment
  • EHCP outcome work

Apps / Learning platforms

  • Fast phonics / Reading eggs
  • Lexia
  • Prodigy
  • Ed/Spelling shed
  • Number seeds
  • Sum dog
  • Mathletics
  • Education City
  • Top Marks
  • Bankaroo
  • Edmodo
  • Links to web sites / YouTube

Additional resources

  • OT support / videos
  • Speech and Language Input
  • Physio input
  • Nurses / health input
  • Resources to support learning e.g. number lines etc.
  • Challenges classrooms on Google Classrooms
  • BBC lessons

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

In this section, please set out briefly:

  • We expect our pupil’s to engage with remote education every day, for an increasing amount of time as they get used to learning at home
  • We understand that a range of demands are placed on parents and carers at this time - many of our pupils cannot access remote learning at all without their support and there may be other children to support in the home at the same time, as well as their own work demands  -our expectations will flex according to individual circumstances.


How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

In this section, please set out briefly:

  • We are monitoring daily the level of engagement in the activities offered and contact will be made if we have any concerns to discuss a better way forward together.
  • It may be there are different things that we can offer to ease this situation.


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 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:

  • When pupils submit work through assignments it will automatically be marked
  • Many of our apps that the pupils access give immediate feedback and praise and allow us to access progress data, time spent on etc.
  • Staff will be monitoring progress through live lessons and contributing that evidence to our assessment systems we always use back in school
  • Staff will give direct feedback to pupils if they are working in a session together
  • Pasting work on our private Facebook group / Class Dojo will be commented on by both staff and other parent and carers - most of our pupils love feedback, praise and encouragement


Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

All our pupils have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and may find it more difficult e 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:

  • Our staff are very experienced and are trying for the most part to set work that supports your child’s progress, but also places minimal demands on yourself. Please feedback to the class teacher if there are any elements that are causing problems and we can tailor the offer to individuals.
  • All pupils have been offered access to school, if you have declined this but are struggling with remote learning, we will discuss with you whether they would be better in school

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?

  • The offer does not change from during this national lockdown - there will still be the variety available including accessing live lessons / circle time for social activities to see and talk to their friends - developing. Support staff will be able to offer individual intervention sessions and paper-based resources will also be available, if desired.

The remote learning offer from our Priesthorpe partnership does vary slightly from that of the main SILC - they also use Google classrooms - most of their lessons follow the traditional timetable and are pre-recoded PowerPoints with teacher overlay through Loom. There are tasks within the PowerPoints which need completing. More details can be found on Priesthorpe website:

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