Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age.Our priority is to deliver high- quality face-to-face education to all pupils. However, as a short term measure, it may be necessary for us to provide a remote education to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance.
This might 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
In these circumstances we want pupils to have access to remote education as soon as reasonably practicable, though in proportion to the length of absence and disruption to their learning.
Our aim would be to transfer what we know about effective live teaching and learning into remote education. Lessons would include a mix of live and pre-recorded lessons with regular interactions and feedback from the teacher, as well as time for pupils to complete tasks independently.
We are in a very fortunate position, where all pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have a personal iPad and therefore would be able to access their learning through the platform of Showbie.
An alternative plan for children in Nursery and Reception would be shared through our communication platform Class Dojo.
We recognise that some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support. Where this is the case, we will work collaboratively with families and put in place reasonable adjustments so that pupils with SEND can successfully access remote education.
As a school, we have successfully managed remote education (when needed) and have remote education plans in place that have worked when face-face education has not been possible. Examples of the remote education plans from 2020-2021 are available below. If it was deemed necessary to move to remote education, these plans would be adapted to reflect current learning and the curriculum.