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 if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page. In addition, the school has a Remote Education Policy. The senior members of staff with responsibility for remote learning are: Ms Harrington for Key Stage 2 and Ms Perry-Reid for EYFS and Key Stage 1.
Frequently asked questions
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
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.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education on the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
● Links to sites and resources you can access immediately
● Check in that you have devices to access learning
● Learning uploaded to Google Classroom for years 1 to 5 and Tapestry for Reception
for your child to access
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?
● Yes, they will have access to the same/similar learning activities including slideshows and/or audio feeds as appropriate
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 pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
● KS1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children
● KS2: 4 hours a day
The lessons are structured to follow best practice and allow time for independent work (offline)
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Through Google Classroom for Years 1 to 5 and Tapestry for reception. Timetables have been uploaded to the Google Classroom.
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. Learning can be accessed through tablets, larger mobile phones, laptops, PCs, Xboxes and Playstations. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
● Loaning devices
● Loaning dongles
● Supporting through paper based learning
● Following up with phone support
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
● Google Classroom: Pre-recorded sessions, slideshows, group and individual activities, feedback on learning, quiz, assemblies, storytime and learning reviews, commercially
available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including
video clips or sequences
● Live sessions: Teachers will prearrange with parents when these sessions will take
place. Due to the varying circumstances of families (work schedules, sharing of devices etc) live sessions will not replace the prerecorded lessons on Google Classroom.
● Links to other sites and resources that may be of interest and further support learning and engagement
● Interaction with a member of staff (as a group or 1 to 1) – Virtual or telephonic
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?
● To encourage your child to access the learning
● To feedback any issues
● Please do seek advice from your child’s class teacher should you need further
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
● Monitoring GoogleClassroom and the completion of learning
● Provide feedback to your child
● Phonecall/email/text to check in and follow up non-engagement
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 via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
● Your child will receive feedback on their work in line with the usual school policy.
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 in the following ways:
● Regular (at least weekly) contact with parents/carers and students from a member of the staff if learning remotely.
● Resources provided and distributed for individuals who require extra support at home.
● Extra support from staff members when the need arises and is identified to support your child’s remote learning needs.
● Specialist virtual sessions with a teacher or therapist to meet the child’s needs and outcomes.
● If your child is receiving Speech and Language support in school our Speech and Language therapist Sophie Lewis will be contacting you directly to provide resources and model language programmes to parents.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils 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 pupils 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?
● Your child’s work will be in line with all remote learning and in case of a lockdown will be equal to that for pupils onsite
Remote Learning from 5th January 2021
The Government has announced that primary schools will operate remote learning until February half term. Years 1 to 5 will find their lessons each day on Google Classroom, and Reception will find their learning on Tapestry. School will be open for a small number of critical worker children or vulnerable children, these parents and carers have been contacted separately about these arrangements.
WAMHS in Schools
At Hackney New Primary School, we are committed to improving support for our students’ emotional and mental wellbeing, and therefore are excited to be working with the Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) initiative. This has been set up by the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Alliance to help schools help their pupils.
We have a CAMHS link worker who will come to school regularly to support school staff and pupils. Our CAMHS link worker helps us to think about our students’ needs in school, how to best support them, and how to refer them to specialist services if they need more help. This might mean school staff discussing pupils with the CAMHS link worker to decide what help needs to be given. The CAMHS link worker also advises school about how to make school a success for all our pupils – this is called a ‘whole school approach’.
For further information on WAMHS and how we will securely store information as part of WAMHS please see the attached 2 leaflets:
Please view The School Day Timetable
Please Enjoy Showing Your Child Their Transition Book