Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. However, Cliffe Woods Primary School will provide remote learning to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance. This could include;
- occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government.
- occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example, pupils with an infectious illness
- Remote education will be activated when there is a national or local lockdown because of government guidance or a bubble closure. If an individual or a small number of pupils need to self-isolate, they will be able to access work remotely.
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 pods) to remain at home.
Remote Learning Implementation
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.
Children may initially take home printed work to complete but our online platform Seesaw enables us to have tasks set quickly for remote learning. The remote learning will then follow the expectations set out in this document.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, P.E., Music or Art may be adapted in order for all pupils to access learning with limited resources at home. In these subjects, we may well direct pupils towards appropriate online resources or provide them with learning ideas that can be achieved in the home setting.
We use a combination of the following approaches to teaching pupils remotely:
A year group timetable is made available to parents to show how our full curriculum will be covered during the period of remote learning. Our lessons will be planned and provided using Seesaw, there may be lessons which also link to external websites.
Examples of our remote teaching include
- Lessons set using the platform Seesaw which will include video/audio recordings made by teachers.
- Links to frequently used websites and apps that support learning in school (i.e. Sumdog, Spelling Shed, White Rose, etc.)
- Some long‐term project work and/or internet research activities where appropriate.
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:
- Teachers will use ongoing assessment through the marking of tasks and targeted questioning.
- Teachers will continue to track progress using the Depth of Learning tracker.
Supporting Pupils with SEND
Teachers will differentiate appropriately for pupils with SEND. The support of adults in the home will be a significant advantage where this is possible. Teaching Assistants will also support pupils with SEND by identifying and resourcing parts of the Personalised Provision plan and any additional therapy plans that can be completed at home.