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Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or 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?

In the short term, children will be sent home with pre-printed resources suitable to their age group (e.g. a workbook for maths or English). These pre-printed work books/ resources may continue to be used as part of the home learning offer if children are forced to work remotely for an extended period of time. Parents will be contacted by class teachers via Class Dojo / Parentmail in order to set out the plan for future weeks.

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. For example, in PE we may set remote physical challenges. Subjects like art and DT may also require adaptations due to the resources which are available to children at home.

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:


Children will receive 2 hours of activities per day

Key Stage 1

Children will receive 3 hours of work per day on average across the cohort

Key Stage 2

Children will receive 4 hours of work per day on average across the cohort


Accessing remote education

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

The way in which children access their learning is different according to their age range.


Activities for EYFS children will be made available via Tapestry. This may be supplemented by links and videos being posted on Class Dojo


Activities will be posted on Class Dojo with some use of Microsoft Teams (e.g. for whole school live assemblies)


Activities will be assigned via Microsoft Teams. Class Dojo will be used as a communication tool.

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:


Access to tablets, laptops and dongles

The school has a limited number of laptops and tablets available to lend to pupils. In order to access this service, parents should contact the school office on the following address:

Parents who take up this offer will be expected to sign a loan agreement as set out below:

All issued equipment shall remain the sole property of the school and is governed by the school’s policies.

1. The school is lending the pupil a laptop (“the equipment”) for the purpose of doing schoolwork from home

2. This agreement sets the conditions for taking an Osgodby Primary School laptop (“the equipment”)] home. 

2. Damage/loss

I agree to take full responsibility for the loan equipment issued to the pupil and I have read or heard this agreement read aloud and understand the conditions of the agreement.   

I understand that I and the pupil are responsible for the equipment at all times whether on the school’s property or not.

If the equipment is damaged, lost or stolen, I will immediately inform the school headteacher or business manager, and I acknowledge that I am responsible for the reasonable costs requested by the school to repair or replace the equipment. If the equipment is stolen, I will also immediately inform the police.

I agree to keep the equipment in good condition and to return it to the school on their demand from the school in the same condition.

I will not leave the equipment unsupervised in unsecured areas.

I will make sure my child takes the following measures to protect the device:

  • Keep the device in a secure place when not in use
  • Don’t leave the device in a car or on show at home
  • Don’t eat or drink around the device
  • Don’t lend the device to siblings or friends
  • Don’t leave the equipment unsupervised in unsecured areas

3. Unacceptable use

I am aware that the school monitors the pupil’s activity on this device.

I agree that my child will not carry out any activity that constitutes ‘unacceptable use’.

This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Using ICT or the internet to bully or harass someone else, or to promote unlawful discrimination
  • Any illegal conduct, or statements which are deemed to be advocating illegal activity
  • Activity which defames or disparages the school, or risks bringing the school into disrepute
  • Causing intentional damage to ICT facilities or materials
  • Using inappropriate or offensive language

I accept that the school will sanction the pupil, in line with our behaviour policy, if the pupil engages in any of the above at any time.

4. Personal use

I agree that the pupil will only use this device for educational purposes and not for personal use and will not loan the equipment to any other person.

5. Data protection

I agree to take the following measures to keep the data on the device protected.

  • Keep the equipment password-protected - strong passwords are at least 8 characters, with a combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters (e.g. asterisk or currency symbol)
  • Make sure my child locks the equipment if it’s left inactive for a period of time
  • Do not share the equipment among family or friends
  • Update antivirus and anti-spyware software as required
  • Install the latest updates to operating systems, as prompted

If I need help doing any of the above, I will contact the head teacher on the email 

6. Return date

I will return the device in its original condition to the school within 14 days of being requested to do so. 

I will ensure the return of the equipment to the school if the pupil no longer attends the school


There are also schemes available to allow school to lend devices that enable an internet connection e.g. routers or dongles – please contact the school office on the address above if you require more information.


Submission of work if you do not have online access

In the event that a parent does not have online access, work may be submitted physically (taking into account social distancing and hygiene procedures). Please contact your child’s class teacher if submission of work is problematic for you.


How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, White Rose maths lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. CGP workbooks, worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • limited use of long-term project work and/or internet research activities
  • regular live ‘catch ups’, intervention groups and assemblies hosted by a TA, teacher or the headteacher.


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?

In this section, please set out briefly:

Pupils are expected to complete all activities set by school staff and we would expect parents to support children to the best of their abilities. We would recommend that parents adhere with suggested timetables provided by teachers as closely as possible.

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

School staff will monitor engagement on a daily basis. This will be done by monitoring the following:

  • monitoring attendance at live lessons / meetings / group sessions
  • monitoring uploads and completion of assignments on Tapestry / Class Dojo / Microsoft Teams
  • monitoring views and comments on online platforms
  • monitoring engagement with Parentmail messages.

See below for the school’s approach to monitoring engagement:


How are these pupils being tracked?





What are the next steps?






Actions taken with parents/carers should be recorded on CPOMS under the following two tabs:


  • Home issues/ parenting issues
  • Parental contact


Daily monitoring

  • monitoring attendance at live lessons / meetings / group sessions
  • monitoring uploads and completion of assignments on Tapestry / Class Dojo / Microsoft Teams
  • monitoring views and comments on online platforms
  • monitoring engagement with Parentmail messages.


Classteacher to raise the issue with the headteacher and then make a call

Questions such as the following should be used:

Do you have the technology at your disposal?

Do you understand what is being set?

Do you need support with a particular aspect?

What do you agree to get completed tomorrow?

Agree a time to monitor the work sent in tomorrow OR agree actions and set timescales (i.e. collect device and get set up). Make a note of date/phone call and notes of meeting in Scholarpack comms log as record of engagement. If no improvement next day OR after agreed action timescales, move to step 2.


It may be that this pupil becomes vulnerable by not engaging with the work and therefore must come into school according to guidance. This should be communicated to the parent and a response recorded on our safeguarding system and the HT needs to be made aware. If this is not appropriate, step 3.


Inform the parent that a Fixed Penalty Notice for failure to engage with the school work would typically be imposed under section 444A and 444B of Education Act 1996 so an action plan would be implemented in order to improve level of engagement with SMART targets for parents to complete.  Parents would be told that lack of engagement not only widens the gap of attainment but damages their future chances in life and will also make it more difficult for us to bridge the gap in coming weeks, months and years. In some circumstances this may become a safeguarding issue and step 6 would be implemented.


Raise concerns in line with safeguarding procedures.



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:

  • Staff may offer feedback comments via Class Dojo / Teams / Tapestry. These comments will be in line with our marking and feedback policy.
  • Staff may also offer verbal feedback via Teams / phone calls home.
  • Pupils can expect daily feedback on work completed at home.

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: