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Home Learning Offer

Learning at home...

When children are required to be at home, and unable to attend school - the learning does not stop at Handale Primary School. Since October 2020, schools have been required by law to provide effective education to those children who are unable to access face to face teaching.

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to families about what to expect from us in relation to remote education - if restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home, or if individual children are self-isolating (see last section).

If a sudden closure is needed, what will the first one or two days look like for us as a family?

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. As such, in the first day or two of a longer period of closure we will:

How does the substantive remote curriculum align with the ‘normal’ school curriculum?  
How are days of remote learning structured? How will you teach my child and what will a day look like?

Each day, we aim to ensure that our children take part in approximately 3 hours of teaching and study time for Key stage 1 and 4 hours for Key stage 2. This is achieved by…

In addition to this, some children and families may also receive a phone call or ‘zoom’, as part of the rolling programme of individual ‘check ins’ or to support learning following a review of work from the class teacher.

Exercise books and workbooks are sent home to support the taught sessions and to facilitate appropriate recording. Photographs of this work can be uploaded to the school website (private upload) or emailed back to the class teacher for feedback.

Which tools and platforms do you use in order to deliver the remote learning?
What if we don’t have the ‘kit’ needed for online learning?

We recognise that for some families, remote education is daunting and may not have the equipment that is required. In order to help, we can:

These discussions will be had with families as soon as closure is announced – if not before. During the first day of school closures, all families at home will be contacted to ensure that they are prepared and able to support the remote education plans at home.

How much do you expect children to engage in the learning and what will happen if you are concerned about levels of engagement? How will you support us as a family?
How will my child receive feedback on their learning? 
What will happen if my child has additional needs and requires additional support? 
What will remote learning look like if my child is self-isolating, but the majority of the class are in school?
This information has been formulated in line with DFE guidance, found here.

Click here to view a copy of Handale Primary School's Remote learning Strategy.

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