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Remote Learning Plan

The Remote Curriculum

 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?


Children will be set a pre-made research, self-led project for the first day of closure.  This allows the teachers to move the planned curriculum to a remote format.  If there is adequate notice, then teachers will begin with remote teaching immediately.


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 would do if in school
  • Each day the children will be set 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 other lesson 
  • Lessons will follow the national curriculum content as outlined on the website for each year group



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 3 hours for KS1 and 4 hours for KS2 each day (as directed by DfE)

If parents wish to increase this other websites will be linked on the children’s DB Primary page such as:


  • Times Tables Rockstars
  • Duo Lingo (French)
  • Pobble 365 (Story Writing)
  • Get Epic and Oxford Owl Reading (Reading materials)
  • Espresso at home and Twinkl Go (curriculum wide resources)
  • CBBC daily programming to support learning
  • Oak National Academy (National Curriculum lessons and video content)




Accessing remote education

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


We will use DB Primary in years 1-6 and Tapestry in Reception to deliver our remote education:

  • They are both platforms that all of the children and parents are familiar with
  • Teachers can communicate with parents and pupils easily
  • Tasks can be set in a variety of ways
  • Teaching videos can be uploaded to class pages
  • Class pages can provide links to additional learning resources


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:


  • Parents can arrange to pick up printed resources from school
  • Teachers can arrange for parents to return paper copies of work for marking and assessment
  • If parents need support with additional data to support Internet access school can apply using the following
  • A limited amount of Chrome Books are available for loan to families struggling with devices during the period of restricted access
  • Issues with devices or data should be raised with class teachers during regular keep in touch phone calls

How will my child be taught remotely?


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

  • In Reception the children will be set their tasks via Tapestry which is accessed by parents. This will be set the night before the day of the work.
  • In Years 1 – 6 a daily email will be sent to the pupils via DB Primary at 9am, outlining the tasks for the day. The older children will be able to access this with increasing independence, younger children may need this structuring by their parents. If parents wish to plan for this the day before, parents can work a day behind on the learning activities to support them with this.
  • Recorded teaching videos will be uploaded daily.  The recording of sessions allow parents to have access to the teaching at a time of their choosing, particularly in families where children are sharing devices. It also allows children to re-watch a clip if they need recapping on a concept the next day or pause and rewind.    
  • If parents have an issue with accessing the remote learning digitally, parents will be given the option to collect paper copies from school.


Engagement and feedback

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

  • It is expected that all pupils engage in remote learning in the same way that we would expect their children to attend school
  • Parents should expect to receive reasonable adjustments to access work such as support with devices, data and printing
  • Parents will need to support their children in accessing the remote learning

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

  • Teachers will monitor engagement on a daily basis
  • If there are concerns over engagement, this will be raised at a keep in touch phone call.  During this call teachers and parents will discuss ways that the pupil can be supported to engage


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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:


  • There will be regular feedback to individuals
  • Feedback may be individual as a group or as a class
  • By setting assessment tasks including tests and quizzes
  • Children will be encouraged with their work by staff acknowledging receipt of their work.


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 to support those pupils in the following ways:


  • Children with SEND will be set differentiated work if needed
  • Some children with SEND may need more regular check in calls or bespoke emails on DB Primary
  • The school SENCo will ensure that all children with an EHCP are having their needs met whether they are in school or working remotely.  Any children not in school will have regular contact with an appropriate member of staff
  • Some outside agencies, such as Speech and Language, will continue to work remotely with pupils


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?


If an individual child is self-isolating, the work that the children in school will be completing, will be sent home every morning.  When the child returns to school, their work will be stuck into their books as if they had attended face-to-face education. 


Safeguarding Pupils and Staff During Remote Learning

How are children continued to be safeguarded during the closure?


  • Through regular phone calls, which will include the children
  • By the deployment of a designated member of staff to support pupils and parents with specific needs
  • By staff continuing to fill out safeguarding forms and sending them to the designated person for Child Protection where appropriate

How are staff and pupils protected when filming either live or recorded content?


  • By keeping all recordings assessible and not deleting in the event that evidence is needed following a complaint
  • By staff following the safeguarding procedures for filming as agreed by all staff (appropriate clothing, place, language)