Remote Education Provision – Information for parents
Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: Guidance for all schools in England – DFE January 2021.
The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and will include both:
· recorded or live direct teaching time, and
· time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.
The amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:
Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children
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:
Number of hours
EYFS – Nursery (F1)
2 - 3 hours minimum
EYFS – Reception (F2)
3 hours minimum
Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
3 hours minimum
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Our online remote learning is primarily delivered through recorded lessons delivered by staff at Rowena Academy and through daily Zoom live sessions. However, these live/recorded sessions are also balanced with asynchronous (non-live) learning using our Seesaw learning platform. Activities are posted on Seesaw throughout the day and also include links to activities on:
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 works with all pupils to ensure there are no barriers preventing them from accessing remote learning. This includes:
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Our remote learning offer supports:
Pupils will receive:
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?
Working together is vital in order to deliver an effective remote learning offer. We expect parents and carers to support:
distractions for the remote learning to take place.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Attendance of remote learning will be taken at appropriate intervals during the day. At times of absence due to any technological issues or barriers:
Where there has been absence not due to technological barriers:
At all stages we will work together with parents, carers and pupils to support their engagement and attendance. We will offer support and advice to parents and carers whenever it is required.
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:
Pupils receive feedback in several different ways. These are balanced and appropriate to support teacher, pupils and purpose. These include;
Feedback is a vital part of engaging and supporting learning and wellbeing during remote learning. As such we ensure that all children get feedback daily. Deeper forms of feedback, such as verbal feedback and a modelling video are generally received by pupils weekly.