Clawton Primary School: 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 first few days the teacher will contact all families to prepare then for the work which is on offer. Details can be found here:


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, we will give more independent activities for children to engage with to allow parents time to attend to other roles.



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:


Key Stage 1 3-4
Key Stage 2 3-4

Accessing remote education

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

We will set work via Class Dojo.

We will also use Google Gsuite for some work and for Google Meets.


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:

  • we have a limited number of laptops we can lend. Applications will be reviewed through our Google Form
  • pupils can access any printed materials needed if they do not have online access by contacting the school and Class Teacher via the school
  • pupils who have taken printed materials can return them to the school office for the teacher. We will not be able to review them until they have been quarantined.


How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live advice (online meet): Teachers will offer Google Meet times for parents and children to feedback
  • recorded teaching is provided of live sessions where the teacher models the learning and sets the task requirements
  • early access to teaching materials via the remote site (linked above)
  • reading books pupils have at home
  • topic work and home learning accessed through the remote site.



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 that:

  •  All children engage daily with remote education and return work for the teachers to review
  • Parents to support their children with the emotional and organisational needs to successfully engage at home


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

  • we will check daily that children are responding to the class teacher
  • we will contact children’s parents to discuss barriers to access if a child is not responding to the work set


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:

  • Teachers will review work, comment where appropriate and set expectations for future learning
  • Teachers may feedback as a group via video in lieu of feedback on every piece of submitted work



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:

  • teachers will contact the parents of children who are vulnerable or have SEND to discuss provision and the capacity of home to deliver activities
  • Early years children will have phonics delivered by the teacher (recorded live) and activities set to meet the EYFS criteria. Activities will mirror those completed at school



Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.


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

If a small number of children are self-isolating and school is open normally the teacher will post work or signpost to the appropriate resource. Teachers will post recorded video of activities to support work at home. Children will be expected to post work back to the teacher on a daily basis.