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Tel: 01342 810302 | Email: office@westhoathlyschool.co.uk
Headteacher: Rachel Townshend

Google Classroom Information

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?

Whilst we put longer term provision in place we may need to send pupils home with some workbooks or sheets to complete.  Work will then be posted on Google Classroom.  This work will be from the class teacher and will be appropriate to the needs of the pupils in the class.

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?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we will need to make some adaptations in some subjects. 

 

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:

Key Stage 1

3 hours per day

Key Stage 2

4 hours per day

 

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:

  • School will  lend laptops or tablets to pupils, and where parents or carers can find more information
  • School will issue or lend devices that enable an internet connection (for example, routers or dongles), and where parents or carers can find more information
  • Pupils can access any printed materials needed if they do not have online access - please contact school office
  • Pupils can submit work to their teachers if they do not have online access - please contact school office

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live teaching (online lessons) KS2
  • recorded teaching ( video/audio recordings made by teachers) KS1
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

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?

we expect all pupils to engage with the remote education and to attend any live session or lesson hosted by their class teacher.

we expect parental support where necessary, including the setting of routines to support your child's education.

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

Teachers will respond to work turned in on Google Classroom regularly.

Google Classroom meet and greet sessions will include the taking of a register to know that all children are attending.

School will follow up any absences if a parent has not let the class teacher that their child is unable to attend live sessions or complete work.

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:

teachers will respond to work turned in on Google Classroom regularly.

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?

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:

Pupils with SEND will be set work appropriate to their needs

Separate live sessions may be available to support pupils with SEND to access and complete their learning online.

Teachers will provide recorded sessions for younger children and their parents to help the parents to deliver learning to their children.

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?

Where possible the class teacher will post work set to the rest of the class on Google Classroom and will provide feedback on work submitted by the pupil.

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