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Remote Learning

 

At Westdene Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote working – whether for an individual pupil or many.

It is the role and responsibility of the School to have capacity to offer immediate remote education and give access to high quality remote education resources where a class or Year Group need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring all pupils to remain at home;

The school has selected online tools that will be consistently used across Year Groups in the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback. Staff & pupils will be sufficiently trained in their use. These are as follows:

Reception Tapestry Year 4 Google Classroom
Year 1 Womble Year 5 Google Classroom
Year 2 Womble Year 6 Google Classroom
Year 3 Womble (moving to Google Classroom Summer 2021)    

 

The School will provide printed resources and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access.

When teaching pupils remotely, we undertake to:

  • set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject
  • provide frequent, clear explanations of new content through high quality curriculum resources and/or videos or webinars
  • gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks with a clear expectation on how regularly work will be checked
  • Adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding.
  • plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers

 

Our Remote Learning Policy outlines what will happen should children and Staff need to work remotely and addresses the key concerns associated with remote working, such as online safety, access to educational resources, data protection, and safeguarding.

 

It aims to ensure:

o Minimise the disruption to pupils’ education and the delivery of the curriculum.

o Ensure provision is in place so that all pupils have access to high quality learning resources.

o Protect pupils from the risks associated with using devices connected to the internet.

o Ensure staff, parent, and pupil data remains secure and is not lost or misused.

o Ensure robust safeguarding measures continue to be in effect during the period of remote learning.

o Ensure all pupils have the provision they need to complete their work to the best of their ability, and to remain happy, healthy, and supported during periods of remote learning.

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