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Church Hill C of E Junior School
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Remote Education

The government has made it a national priority that schools should continue to operate as normally as possible during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Where a class, group or a small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or local restrictions require pupils to remain at home, we are proud that our school has built the immediate capacity to offer remote education- fulfilling all government expectations. 

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CHJS 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 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.

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
  • Slight variations may be made to ensure the delivery is appropriate

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:

Primary school-aged pupils

4 hours minimum

There often will be more than 4 hours work on our VLE to reflect the daily timetable and broad curriculum we offer in school

Accessing remote education

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

Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) using Microsoft Notebook

Live streaming via Microsoft TEAMS

Please use the link above to access the VLE and watch the 2 support videos

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:

  • Based on the parent response to our letter regarding technology at home, we are aware of those families who will require additional technology. If your circumstances have changed, please contact the school office
  • On needing to learn remotely, the school will make available or deliver the technology required and the loan agreement will be signed
  • We are also aware of pupils who require printed materials. These will be ready to collect from school or delivered to your home
  • Pupils who cannot submit work to their teachers will be contacted by telephone

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • Live teaching via Microsoft TEAMS (online lessons). The times of live teaching for the week will be detailed on the front page of your child's Notebook
  • These lessons will also be recorded and made available on the VLE should a child not be able to access them live
  • Recorded teaching videos of our flipcharts with the teacher talking made available on our VLE
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers
  • Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • Remote learning books are used to record additional information

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 expect all children to engage with remote learning as they would if they were learning in school
  • Please refer to our ‘remote home-school agreement’ and ‘online code of conduct’ below for more information

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

  • Each morning at 8.30am, your child will be required to register their attendance using Microsoft Forms, sharing their feelings, thoughts and challenges. Please ensure this is completed by 10am
  • Work will be checked daily by teachers and feedback given
  • Where engagement is a concern, a welfare call will be made home
  • You can contact your child's class teacher via the class email address provided

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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Quizzes using Microsoft Forms
  • Work submitted on pupil VLE Notebooks
  • Participation in live lessons
  • Work recorded in remote learning books
  • Work completed on printed copies provided

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:

  • A tailored programme of work made available on your child’s Notebook
  • Tailored resources in line with your child’s Individual Education Plan
  • Welfare calls home to speak to parents and pupils

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?

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, learning will move to our blended learning approach. This may include work being set on the VLE, teaching videos of flipcharts being made available on your child’s Notebook or your child being live streamed in to lessons using Microsoft TEAMs.


The named Senior Leader for Remote Education is Mrs Sudera