Remote Learning Policy

As you may be aware, schools are required to have a remote learning plan in place so that any child who cannot attend school because of COVID-19 does not miss out on their learning.

This letter explains our plans for remote learning for children who have to self-isolate, or where local or national restrictions mean that children need to stay at home.

Our remote learning plan

Our remote learning plan/Policy has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.

How many hours a day children will be expected to be learning?

  • Pupils should complete as much of their work as they can during the hours of the school day 9am – 3.00pm–although they may not always be in front of a device the entire time. Work will be set to be completed throughout the normal hours of the school day. We do understand that this may take differing amounts of time for children and some may not do this online all the time.
  • Pupils need to alert teachers if they’re not able to complete work or have any problems.
  • Government guidance is that Primary children should do at least 3 hours of learning


Is there any flexibility in the timetable?

  • The timetable is flexible , however children will be expected to log in to a live introduction each day to register via GOOGLE MEET. During this time the teacher will also teach any new concepts for English or Maths and explain the learning for the sessions.


What learning resources will you provide, and how children will access these?

  • The children will be able to use the White Rose units for maths with the video links.
  • Timetables Rock Stars account
  • English will be set using a mixture of Hamilton Trust and Google classroom activities
  • Other subjects will be set on google classrooms and using links to different websites such as BBC bitesize.
  • EYFS will also be able to send in work and evidence of learning via the parent link in Evidence Me.

How much contact with teachers will the children have?

  • When a whole bubble is at home or for lock down  they will be able to meet their class teacher daily on GOOGLE MEET which is on your google classroom to discuss the lessons for the day. This will start from Monday 11th Jan 2021  See year 1 example below. You will click on the class link and this will take you to a live video at the correct time

Year R        9.40                       1.40

Year 1        9.00                       1.00

Year 2        9.20                       1.20

Year 3        9.20                       1.20

Year 4        10.00                      2.00

Year 5        9.40                        1.40

Year 6        9.00                        1.00

  • When children enter the google classroom they must mute themselves
  • Children do not need to use the chat function unless they have a question
  • Pupils who do not regularly attend a google meet session may be contacted by the school for a welfare check
  • Year group emails-Emails and google submissions received from parents and pupils will be checked between 9am and 4pm, Mon-Fri. Emails must be replied to within 48hrs. Only send replies .between these times please


How children will receive feedback, and how often?

  • Teachers should mark work daily and return with a comment to the pupil  at least once a week
  • House points to be given to children for excellent work and effort with their learning.

What will pupils need to access remote learning and learn effectively at home?

  • Resources/lessons available will be set online via google classrooms. Children will need devices that can access the internet, such as a laptop, desktop computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Children will need, notebooks/paper, pens and colouring pens
  • Consider your child’s home learning environment too, e.g. a quiet space where they can work without interruption

If your child does not have any of the above, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help support you.

Please be reassured that we will provide printed resources where pupils don’t have suitable online access for google classrooms or are unable to print at home. This will be ready each Friday pm

What we expect from your child

It’s important that your child engages with home learning and keeps to their timetable as much as they can. 

If they aren’t engaging with the learning, we’ll use the following strategies to provide additional support:  

  • Phone call home
  • Increased feedback

What you can do to help

We appreciate that if this situation arises, it may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. We know that this is a learning experience for all of us at the moment

Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.

At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers. But, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.

Please do help your child by listening to them read and helping them with their spellings.

Our top tips:

   Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable. The timetable is flexible in the day but routine is important

   Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life

   Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active

   Do ensure that you child is in an appropriate environment to learn, not in bed. They should be dressed ready to start the day.

   Do check your child’s device to make sure that they are on appropriate website, you have your safety filter on and check websites used.

   This is a good website for all ages to go through with your children to support online safety


Video Tutorials for google classrooms will be prepared by Mrs Bird over the next few days so please do bear with us

Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. You can contact the school office on 01243 783987 or