All schools have a duty to provide remote education for school age pupils whose attendance at school would be contrary to government guidance or law around coronavirus.
The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and can include both recorded or live direct teaching time and time for pupils to complete assigned tasks independently.
The amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:
KS1 3 hours a day on average , with less for younger children
KS2: 4 hours a day
Thank you for your support of the children’s home learning. We appreciate how difficult it is for you at home to support the children as you balance family and work commitments. We have been delighted with the children’s engagement in live lessons and the way they are handing in work relating to the daily resources on offer via Google Classroom.
There are various offers across the country in schools towards remote learning, from all day live learning on the computer to simply placing resources on a platform for children to access. The offers often depend on context, technology, staffing and age. Currently we are trying to combine live learning, recordings and Google Classroom resources with supporting in school key workers. The curriculum offer for home and school learners is the same but as you can imagine it is not easy for teachers to teach both sets of children at the same time.
We know you will appreciate the efforts the staff are going to in equally supporting both home and school learners. Thank you for taking the time to forward your many positive comments to school leaders and via the teachers themselves.
Please read the following attached information about our provision for remote learning and our Parental responses to our questionnaire (March 2021).