Park Lane Primary

Remote Education Provision

Statement of intent

At Park Lane & Moorlands, we understand the need to continually deliver high-quality education, including during periods of remote education – whether for an individual pupil or for many. We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring all pupils have access to online lessons where required.

Through the implementation of this policy, we aim to address the key concerns associated with live online lessons, such as: systems and technology, safeguarding, conduct, and accessibility.

remote education policy.pdf

We use Google Classrooms to share weekly updates and to post any work that may be accessed during a time of remote learning. Toaccess your child's account, please visit this link for information

Learning materials

The school will utilise a range of different teaching methods when delivering remote education. For the purpose of providing remote learning, the school may make use of the following:

  • Printed resources, e.g. workbooks and textbooks
  • Email
  • Current online learning portals
  • Educational websites
  • Reading tasks
  • Pre-recorded video lessons

The school will review the DfE’s guidance on where schools can source educational resources to assist with the delivery of remote education, and utilise these as appropriate. Teachers will review the DfE’s list of online education resources and utilise these tools as necessary, in addition to existing resources.

Reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that all pupils have access to the resources needed for effective remote learning. Teachers will ensure the programmes chosen for online learning have a range of accessibility features, e.g. voice-to-text conversion, to support pupils with SEND.

The arrangements for any ‘live’ classes, e.g. webinars, will be communicated via parentmail no later than one day before the allotted time and kept to a reasonable length of no more than one hour per session.

Where remote education is needed, the school will ensure that it is equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in schools and includes recorded or live direct teaching time, as well as time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.

Primary schools- Remote education will be provided for three hours a day on average across the cohort for KS1, with less for younger children, and four hours for KS2.

When setting remote education work, the school will consider the pupil’s age, stage of development and any SEND. The school will also consider where this would likely require significant levels of support from parents, e.g younger pupils or pupils with SEND who likely need parental involvement to facilitate engagement with remote education.

The school recognises that interactive lessons are most effective in aiding pupils’ motivation and academic progression and, to this effect, teachers will aim to ensure they regularly recreate aspects of in-person interactivity, e.g. live classes with questioning, eliciting and reflective discussion, to the best of their ability.

Lesson plans will be adapted to ensure that the curriculum remains fully accessible and inclusive via remote learning. The school will review the resources pupils have access to and adapt learning to account for this.

Work packs will be made available for pupils who do not have access to a printer – these packs can be collected from the school office.

Teaching staff will liaise with the SENCO and other relevant members of staff to ensure all pupils remain fully supported for the duration of the remote learning period. The SENCO will arrange additional support for pupils with SEND in line with the individual’s needs.

Teaching staff will implement more individualised planning, in liaison with the SENCO, for pupils with SEND where appropriate – the SENCO will also contact the pupil’s parents to see how the pupil can be supported by adults while learning remotely.

Any issues with remote learning resources will be reported as soon as possible to the relevant member of staff.

Pupils will be required to use their own or family-owned equipment to access remote learning resources, unless the school agrees to provide or loan equipment, e.g. laptops.

Below you can find the results of a survey on the schools use of Home Learning. These results were provided by Parents and Carers during remote learning through Covid:

remote learning parent survey pl website.pdf