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Remote Education at RAMJS

 

 

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to parents and carers about what to expect from remote education.

 

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

 

Work will be set via seesaw. The class teachers will set up daily registration meetings with their class via zoom. If your child does not have access to the internet, a work pack will be provided however we are able to provide digital devices to support all children with their access to remote learning; this could include an internet dongle/access code if required.

Work packs need to be  returned to school on Friday for marking.

 

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 due to resource issues etc.

 

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:

Key Stage 2

Years 3-6

We expect children to be working for 4 hours each day. Not all of this learning will be online, some work can be completed independently on paper away from a device. It is important that children take regular breaks throughout the day and these are built into our teaching timetable.

Accessing remote education

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

 

Children will access Seesaw as their main place of learning.

 

In addition, there will be a combination of:

  • recorded video and Live Events for start of day registration via zoom
  • instructional videos and morning messages
  • other digital content including; BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy, White Rose Maths
  • Timestables Rockstars
  • Youtube learning videos
  • Purple Mash

 

These can all be accessed via Seesaw.

 

Some children may also receive phone calls home. Printed learning packs are being made for those children with no access to devices or the internet.

 

Where appropriate, some children may receive physical materials such as reading books. Again, this is where they have no access to the internet. Please do ask for support if you need digital devices as school are able to provide these.

 

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 take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

 

Laptops/Tablets that area available for loan from the school can be distributed to those pupils without a device.

Internet vouchers can be provided upon request.

Paper work packs will be provided if no device and no internet access is available

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

 

  • Pre-recorded teaching by class teachers (online lessons)
  • Live Lessons from teachers and teaching assistants in school
  • Activities and work packs provided via seesaw
  • reading books
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • Resources provided by BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy, White Rose,
  • Our usual homework platforms: Timestables Rockstars
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home

 

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?

 

Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School is committed to working in close partnership with families and recognises each family is unique and because of this, remote learning will look different for different families in order to suit their individual needs.

Where possible, it is beneficial for young people to maintain a regular and familiar routine.

We recommend that each ‘school day’ maintains structure and provides a clear timetable for children working from home remotely.

We would encourage parents to support their children’s work, including finding an appropriate place to work and, to the best of their ability, support pupils with work by encouraging them to work with good levels of concentration.

Every effort will be made by staff to ensure that work is set promptly. Should accessing work be an issue, parents should contact school promptly

Parents should contact the school if their child is ill or otherwise can’t complete work.

 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

 

Teachers will monitor children’s work daily on Seesaw by:

  • Providing daily contact with pupils as and when needed between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30pm.
  • Providing individual feedback.
  • Providing daily face to face contact. This can include a child being part of the lesson via Zoom or Teams.

 

If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil, parents will be contacted via phone to assess whether school intervention can assist engagement.

  • parents should communicate by contacting the school office
  • any complaints or concerns shared by parents or pupils should be reported to a member of the Senior Leadership Team– including any safeguarding 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:

 

  • Teachers will provide feedback on children’s work daily on Seesaw by:
  • Providing daily contact with pupils as and when needed between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30pm.
  • Providing individual feedback on at least one piece of work each day.
  • Providing one live meeting to be delivered per day. (registration)

 

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:

 

Teachers will continue to set work appropriate for the child and meet their individual needs as appropriate to meet the targets of their IEP (Individual Education Plan) and Education and Health Care Plan.

In addition, there will be-

  • Zoom meetings via Seesaw
  • Telephone call support
  • Support via Seesaw
  • Work packs will be accessible to children with SEND.

 

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