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) or remain at home. 

The remote Curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home?

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home? 

  • Students will be directed via ClassCharts to the relevant resources in their existing Google Classroom 

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 aim to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make significant adaptions in some subjects. For example, experiments in Science, physical activity in PE, Art projects may all need to be reviewed. Other subjects will make other adjustments as necessary. 

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 any live teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day, though parents/carers may wish to support students with choosing when to take a break from the screen.

Accessing remote education

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

  • Links will be shared via ClassCharts to Google Classroom – this may include instructions to access additional platforms such as Educake, MathsWatch, Memrise.
  •  Where live lessons are due to take place, students will be notified and will be expected to follow the protocols indicated on the attached PowerPoint presentation. 

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 will seek to provide access to devices and the internet (routers, dongles) as appropriate.  Exact information about how to access this support will be provided at the time.

Where access to the internet is an insurmountable problem, the school will seek to provide paper-based work to be collected from school by prior arrangement.  Arrangements will be put in place to ensure work requiring teacher feedback can be submitted to the teacher via school.  Again, exact information about how to access this work will be provided at the time.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • long-term project work and/or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on these approaches)

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?

Students are expected to engage with remote education provision.  

Support from parents/carers is helpful in terms of:

  • following the guidance/support offered by school via any letters.
  • accessing teaching materials via ClassCharts links to Google Classroom and beyond.
  • supporting our students to take breaks from the screen.
  • contacting us at school for assistance with enabling their children to access our curriculum materials

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 engagement with work using the Submissions feature on ClassCharts
  • Parents can monitor ‘Submissions’ on ClassCharts for live information.
  • Where teachers are concerned about a lack of engagement, the school will make contact to discuss.

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. The school will be cautious around the validity of any online assessment.

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 by communicating directly with parents/carers to discuss how best to provide access to the curriculum.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, students will be directed via ClassCharts to their Google Classroom to access the relevant curriculum resources.