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Remote teaching for whole school (with on-site provision for eligible pupils)

In response to local or national restrictions, our school may be directed to move to remote teaching for all year groups (with limited on-site provision for eligible pupils). Where this happens, we will seek to provide full access to our curriculum for every child. 


Further information will be circulated via our ParentApp so that parents of eligible pupils are able to register their child for on-site provision when it is needed. 


The overview below sets out the learning provision we will provide in this scenario.

Our offer [Remote teaching for all year groups with on-site provision for eligible pupils]


  • Morning activity e.g. morning maths or spelling
  • Live daily video check-in
  • Four lessons per day
  • Daily act of collective worship
  • Daily story time or reading 


Your child will be set remote learning to access daily. This will broadly reflect the normal school day but will also include flexibility; we acknowledge that each family's circumstances are unique and we want to ensure all pupils can access remote learning. As such, the majority of our provision will take the form of pre-recorded lessons and learning content so that pupils can access this at different times throughout the day. 


Each day your child will be set four lessons with the length reflecting their curriculum phase in school.


Children will also be able to access a daily morning learning activity (e.g. morning maths or spelling), a daily act of collective worship and a story to end the day. This provides our children with the familiar structure of our school day to help sustain learning routines.  


Children will also have at least one daily live check-in opportunity to interact with their teacher and classmates. This is a lovely opportunity to continue to connect with and build our school community and also for teachers to ensure children understand their learning and expectations and also offer feedback when needed.      


Alongside opportunities for live interaction, your child will be able to access their daily pre-recorded lessons. These will be created and prepared by our teachers with clear introductions (including lists of equipment needed, etc.). Our provision will be balanced with the use of recorded lessons from external providers whose resources support and complement our school curriculum.


Teachers and teaching assistants will provide remote support to pupils throughout the day, offering feedback on work submitted, responding to questions and, where appropriate, delivering support via phone or video chat.


Pupils eligible to attend school


Pupils eligible to attend school will access the same adjusted curriculum as those at home. They will be supported on-site by teachers and teaching assistants. 


Information will be provided to relevant parents about arrival and collection routines, lunch arrangements, etc.