Remote Education

In line with guidance from the Department for Education, if after exploring all options to ensure the school remains open to all pupils, there may be some exceptional occasions when it is decided that it is not possible to open the school safely, or where opening would contradict guidance from local or central government.


If restricting attendance for pupils is the only viable option, we would consider providing remote education to help pupils stay on track with the education they would normally receive.

Our Remote Education Plan

Teachers will prepare a timetable of work that will enable pupils to keep on track with their education using high-quality lessons developed by Oak National Academy, as recommended as ‘Good Practice’ by the Department for Education. The timetable will be provided as soon as reasonably practicable, though in proportion to the length of absence and expected disruption to education.


The timetable will outline a recommended program of learning – recorded lessons to watch and assignments to complete that will deliver a curriculum with the aim to have as much continuity as possible with learning that would have taken place in school. The provision will be mindful of the needs and circumstances of the pupils and their families and take consideration of age, stage of development, SEND, screen time and any significant demands on parents’ help or support.


The timetable will aim to provide remote education that is equivalent in length to the teaching time pupils would receive in school while taking consideration of the age of pupils, their independent study skills and screen time. It will include links to lessons that pupils should watch and complete and other activities. During the normal school day, pupils have opportunities to read, practice number fact recall, handwriting and spellings. Practise of these areas will be supported by online resources and reminders on the timetable – but not explicitly taught by a recorded lesson. This is similar to how homework is currently set for reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling, and number fact recall. For example, the timetable might state Complete 15 minutes of practise on Times Table Rockstars which provides enough instruction on a task that is familiar to pupils.


Depending on the length of absence opportunities for regular feedback and interaction with teachers and peers through Google Classroom will be set up and planned through the remote education timetable.

Provision for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan

The SENCO will meet with the class teacher with the aim of creating an individual timetable for the pupil to activities focused on meeting the outcomes in their plan and ensure the greatest continuity of provision possible. This might involve video meetings with the class teacher, support staff and external agencies. Additional resources will be sent to the child’s home address.


We will work to overcome barriers to digital access as quickly as possible through loans of equipment and support for connectivity. If required, we will ensure equal access to provision through printed resources.


Pupil engagement is vital. Teachers and the Senior Leadership Team will work together to find solutions to any barriers preventing high engagement. SLT will meet daily to monitor the engagement of all classes.


We will aim to re-open the school as soon as possible but for any closure longer than 2 days, the class teacher or year group leader will contact the parents of any pupils who have not submitted work online. The purpose of the phone call is to identify if they have technical problems or if they are unaware of the expectations for pupil engagement.


Parents will be asked to inform via private comment or email if a child is too unwell to work. The aim is for all children to complete all lessons.

Individual Pupils

In limited circumstances, the school may decide to use remote education for individual pupils when they are absent but are able to learn.

Read Our Remote Education Policy