Remote learning for the children not attending school or attending school part-time
- To ensure a consistent approach to remote learning for pupils who are not able to attend school due to COVID
- Set out expectations for all members of the school community with regards to remote learning
- Provide appropriate guidance for data protection
Who is the policy applicable to?
In line with government guidance, pupils and staff should self-isolate if they display any of the following symptoms
- A continuous, dry cough
- A high temperature above 37.8 C
- A loss or change of smell and taste
People must also self-isolate if they receive a positive test.
Remote Learning Provision
The attached ‘Remote Learning Schedule’ shows what the school will provide for pupils in the event of different COVID related absences. The schedule is designed to show clearly the school’s provision and ensure that it is consistent across school and appropriate for children of different ages. School teaches the same curriculum remotely as we do in school. We use Google Classroom to deliver remote learning to children. Staff will assess the work submitted on Google Classroom and provide feedback to children through voice notes or messages. The remote learning we provide will be in line with the DfE requirement which states. ‘The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school.’ In KS2 this will be equivalent to 4 hours 30 minutes and in KS1 this will be equivalent to 4 hours.
If a bubble is closed, teachers will be contactable via Google Classrooms between 9 and 4 each day. Queries after this will be responded to the following day. If staff are still in school teaching, they will not be able to respond to queries immediately.
Teachers (or other bubble staff / SLT if teachers are ill) will monitor how well the children are accessing remote learning. Children who are not accessing learning will be called by the FIM to see how we can support them to continue learning.
Access to Technology
Through surveying our school families, we understand that not all homes have the technology needed to successfully access remote learning. School will aim not to send work that would need to be printed out at home. School will access all available government provision to provide technology for children at home. Where there is a need for technology, school will make provision, from school or government stock as far as this is possible. This may not always be immediate. School will provide ‘hard copies’ of work if this is needed by families to ensure that children can learn remotely.
Separate, appropriate provision will be made for children with an Education Health Care Plan. Members of staff who work with the child in school will be available to provide guidance and support with the work provided over the phone or via Google Classroom.
Parents can support their children by establishing routines to support children with their leaning. We ask that parents allow their children time to complete their learning and offer what guidance they can. We expect parents to let us know if there are any reasons why children cannot access remote learning. We would also ask that parents let school know if they need any support and be respectful if there are concerns or complaint. We ask that parents use email@example.com email addresses for communication.
The school’s safeguarding policy is still relevant and the same duties apply when children are learning at home or at school. Please see the school’s safeguarding policy.
When accessing personal data for remote learning purposes, all staff members will only use school devices and not personal devices.
Staff members may need to collect and/or use personal data such as parent’s email addresses as part of the remote learning system. As long as this processing is necessary for the school’s official functions, individuals won’t need to give permission for this to happen.
However, staff are reminded to collect and/or share as little personal data as possible online.
All staff members will take appropriate steps to ensure their devices remain secure. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Keeping the device in a secure location
- Not sharing the device among family or friends
- Following guidance from technicians.