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Holy Cross Catholic Primary School


Remote Education Information for Parents


School leads: H.Bannon, J. Hodges


Date: 20th January 2021


Review Date: March 2021


































Remote education provision: information for parents


This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.



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?



Class teachers have organised timetable detailing  remote learning opportunities each day from 9am to 3pm. All pupils have access to online support programmes such as Purple Mash, Rising Stars, Spelling Shed which they are already use regularly in school.



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?




Please see below some statements that may be helpful. In this section, please delete all statements that do not apply, and add details if appropriate:

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.
  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example PE we would advise that families ensure appropriate physical activity  during the day or follow Jo Wicks/Yoga Stars









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

Key Stage 2

4 hours

Key Stage 3 and 4



Accessing remote education


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




All pupils will access their online learning through Microsoft Teams children will be able to ask questions and request support during the day using Teams chat. All tasks will be set as Teams assignments and children  will ‘jhand in’ the work they do and feedback will be given using Teams. 



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:




  • Pupils identified in Autumn term who require devices to support work at home. List updated again in Spring term
  • Parents collect laptop from school and sign an agreement of use policy
  • Availability of internet at home checked to ensure that pupils could access online learning
  • Resources provided for all pupils from R-Y6 to support online learning, Parent collect from school.







How will my child be taught remotely?


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




  • School providing full timetable for pupils from 9am- 3pm. Pupils will have access to all subject areas in line with long term planning.
  • Recorded teaching through White Rose Maths, Oak Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers, class teacher led power points.
  • Remaining time will be covered by accessing commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences such as   Rising stars, Spelling Shed. All access to these is monitored by class teachers

















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?







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





  • Teachers will check on a daily basis that pupils are engaging
  • If not teachers to make contact in first instance, if no improvement to be followed up by senior managers in school. Pupil’s engagement will continue to be monitored





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:




  • Online feedback through chat- Microsoft teams for work submitted school will follow current marking policy were applicable.























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:





  • A risk assessment of individual needs will be undertaken and if necessary pupils will be offered a place at school under vulnerable criteria.
  • Remote Education will be delivered to cater to the needs of all pupils and will be appropriately differentiated.
  • School can provide paper-based activities for pupils to complete and can offer daily telephone calls to support families.
  • Any outside agency support that your child requires shall be provided either onsite or remotely for your child to access.




















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?




Currently, national lockdown, the offer for pupils in school and at home remains the same. We have ensured individual pupils self-isolating are taught a planned and well sequenced curriculum with meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects, including providing feedback



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