Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students 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.
As an AP school, we are fully open to all students, with all teachers onsite at school and offering all subjects.
For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of students being sent home?
|On the first day of remote education, students would be expected to log onto our Virtual|
Learning Environment (VLE) at 10am. Students should be familiar with the VLE as it is
already used for homework. In some instances, students may have been sent home with
workbooks to complete independently in the first instance.
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 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, practical subjects such as PE may not be taught.
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 students broadly the following number of hours each day:
Key Stage 3 and 4
Minimum of 4 hours per day
Key Stage 5/Post-16
Minimum of 4 hours per day
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
All students are issued with a log in for both websites. You should contact the Attendance
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 students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education:
We are encouraging and supporting all students to attend school/college onsite. Where
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:
|Our remote teaching approaches include:|
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?
|We are asking parents and carers to support and encourage students to attend our onsite|
school where possible. If this is not possible, we are asking for parents to:
answer our call or call us back to communicate any challenges you may be facing.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
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:
Additional support for students 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 students, for example some students 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 students in the following ways:
Remote education for self-isolating students
Where individual students 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 students 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?
last revised March 2023.