Bury CE High School FOUNDED 1748

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Remote Education

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.

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 in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

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?

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Accessing remote education

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

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:

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely. Here are some examples of the remote teaching approaches we will use:

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?

We are aware that some pupils may struggle with organisation whilst working at home, that is why we would strongly encourage you to initially sit with them to understand the MS Calendar – which is the daily timetable.

We would ask that you help and encourage your child to do the following:

If your child is unwell or has an appointment which means they cannot attend the online lessons and/or complete work, we would ask you to contact school (as in a normal absence) so that teachers can mark them as ‘excused’ from the lesson/completing the work on the class register.

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

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

It is important to state that feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children.

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:

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

There will be no significant difference to the description of the remote learning described above.

However, as the school will be open and operating ‘as normal’, whilst your child is isolating, then your child will follow the normal times of the school day for lessons and 30minute lunchtime.

The ‘live lessons’ will therefore be one hour in length.