Remote Learning

As salamu alaikum

Dear parents and guardians,

Please see below the schools stated approach for the provision of on-line learning. We thank you for your support during this time and as always welcome any feedback to help us improve the provision on offer. 

Jazakum’Allah Khayr 

 

Majid Ishaque 

Headteacher 

February 2021 

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 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?

Parents will be sent a timetable to follow which will include live lessons, when children should focus on a particular subject area and when they may want to engage with pre-recorded videos and activity resources. 

This information will allow parents to plan sensibly for the period of remote learning expected. 

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 however, some curriculum areas may be delivered through live sessions whereas other curriculum areas may be delivered through engaging activities and pre-recorded videos. This approach is designed to ensure a balance between on-line and off line learning and should help to alleviate the strain of working on devices continually. 

All remote learning will follow the curriculum sequence where possible and be of high quality to support children to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required. 

Please note that the live sessions delivered daily are heavily focussed on English and Maths but a part of the session may be used to briefly cover some other subjects (e.g. to introduce an activity). We will also have daily registration that will facilitate a chance for teachers to catch up with pupils etc. 

The live classes are excellent and really high quality and there is a good balance of live classes with them just being in the morning.

(Parent 2021)

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: 

Early Years Foundation Stage

Subject 

 

Provision 

Number of hours per week 

Phonics 

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics intervention 

Three days per week:   

Live lesson = 15 min 

Independent activity = 15 min 

Total = 30 min 

 

Twice a week: 

Activity = 15 min 

1.5h 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths 

Three days per week:   

Live lesson = 15 min 

Independent activity = 15 min 

Total = 30 min 

1.5h 

 

 

English 

Three days per week:   

Live lesson = 15 min 

Independent activity = 15 min 

Total = 30 min 

1.5h 

 

 

Early Learning Activities 

Home Learning Task for Early Learning Goals  

Freelance Activities to be submitted by Friday 

Individual 

3 hours plus per week  

Islamic studies including Quran and Qaida 

Small group slots 

1 hour whole class teaching 

15 minutes per week of one to one testing 

PE 

Live lesson = 30 min once a week 

0.5h 

 

 

Total: 9.25h/week 

Key Stage 1

Subject 

Provision 

Number of hours per week 

English 

 

 

 

 

Phonics (year 1) 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy intervention 

Daily live lesson = 20 min 

Independent activities = 40 min.  

Total =1h per day 

 

Twice a week:  

live lesson = 20 min 

Independent activities = 40min 

Total = 1h 

 

Live intervention lesson = 1h per week 

5h 

 

 

 

 

2h 

Maths 

Daily live lesson = 20 min 

Independent work = 40 min 

Total = 1h per day 

 

5h 

Science 

Live lesson = 15 min 

0.25h 

Foundation subjects 

As per curriculum map off line work set via Seesaw and teacher support available if needed via chat facility. 

3h 

Islamic studies 

Work set via Seesaw 

0.5h 

Arabic 

Once a week: 

Live lesson = 30 min 

0.5h 

Quran 

 

 

Qaida 

Once a week: 

Live lesson = 30 min 

 

Once a week: 

Live lesson = 1h 

0.5h 

 

 

1h 

PE 

Once a week 

live PE sessions (KS1) 

 

0.5h 

 

 

Total: 18.25h/week 

Key Stage 2

Subject 

Provision 

Number of hours per week 

English/Literacy 

 

 

 

 

Literacy intervention 

Daily live lesson, including interactive and independent tasks = 1 h 

 

 

Live intervention lesson = 1 hour per week 

5h 

Reading 

Guided reading activity (40min-1h) 

1h 

Maths/Numeracy 

 

 

 

Numeracy intervention 

Daily live lesson, including interactive and independent tasks = 1h 

 

Live intervention lesson = 1 hour per week 

5h 

Science 

Live lesson = 30 min -1h 

Independent tasks = 1-1.5h 

2h 

Foundation subjects 

Independent tasks = 1 h per day 

History/Geography/Art/Tarbiyyah  

5h 

Islamic studies 

Live lesson and independent work 30 min Р1h 

0.5h 

Arabic 

Live lesson 30-40 min 

Independent work 30min 

Three days /week 

3h 

Quran 

Live lesson 1 hour 2 days per week 

2h 

PE 

Live lesson = 1h per week 

1h 

 

 

Total: 24.5h/week 

Accessing remote education

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

Online remote education will be accessed by: 

  • The¬†Seesaw¬†app which will allow for the setting and submission of work. It will also allow for on-line communication between pupils¬†and¬†teachers. There is also a blog facility for pupils to comment on others‚Äô work¬†¬†
  • Zoom (live lessons)¬†
  • Youtube/Vimeo (recorded lessons)¬†
  • Other digital content including BBC Bitesize, Power Maths,¬†Empiribox, TES, Twinkl, Oak Academy, Oxford Owl¬†etc.¬†

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: 

Devices will be loaned out to needy families based on priority groups.  

The school maintains a log based on the information shared by parents about support needed with access to devices based on availability. Devices are loaned out as needed and where the school notes pupils are struggling to submit the work. 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • Live teaching (online lessons on Zoom)¬†

Please note: Parents do not have permission from the school to record the live online sessions ‚Äď this is in line with our data protection and safeguarding policies so please ensure you adhere to this rule.¬†

  • Recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, Power Maths videos,¬†Empiribox¬†videos,¬†video/audio recordings made by¬†teachers)¬†
  • Work set online via Seesaw¬†
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)¬†
  • Selected practical hands-on resources dependent on pupil needs (e.g.¬†manipulatives to¬†support¬†maths¬†activities)¬†
  • Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home.¬†
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas,¬†including video clips or sequences¬†
  • Online Reading platforms¬†such as¬†Oxford Owl¬†
  • Long-term project work and/or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening¬†guidance, schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on¬†these approaches)¬†

Really grateful. From a teachers perspective, I was blown away by how well the school organised their remote teaching from March 2020. I feel this school had surpassed many other, large schools and academies in providing good quality education. We can learn a lot from this small school. Grateful that my children go here. Alhumdullilah.

(Parent 2021)

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 value the important role that parents play in supporting children to access remote learning. Some important ways in which parents can enable this are set out below: 

  • Pupils should join every live lesson and submit allocated work¬†by¬†the communicated deadline.¬†
  • Parents should use the given timetable as a guide to ensure set routines are followed to¬†support their children‚Äôs education.¬†
  • Parents should be¬†available¬†during live sessions¬†to¬†support their child where they can, but encourage their child to work independently when¬†able to.¬†
  • In the case of pupils unable to log in to live sessions due to other family members using the¬†device, work is shared and can be accessed later in the day. The expectation is that pupils¬†complete and submit the work set each day within 48hours.¬†

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

  • An attendance register will be taken¬†each day as per normal. Absence calling will take place as per normal protocols via the Front office.¬†
  • Before attendance becomes a concern, a member of staff will call you if a lesson is missed without any communication from the parent¬†e.g.¬†email to report absence from the live session. Support will be provided if help is needed in accessing online learning material.¬†
  • Teachers will monitor children‚Äôs work that has been submitted via¬†Seesaw¬†and by email. Staff will contact parents if they note there is lack of engagement with the provision.¬†

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: 

  • Verbal feedback during live sessions where possible.¬†
  • Written feedback¬†on¬†work that has been submitted¬†online.¬†

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?

  • The SENCO delivers specific targeted intervention which have been recommended from external agency professionals¬†eg¬†SALT, Dyslexia¬†¬†
  • On-line assessments continue for children where a concern has been raised regarding their learning or emotional well-being.¬†Eg¬†SALT, Dyslexia¬†¬†
  • Where parents are unable to cope with the demands of on-line teaching with their child at home, the child is requested to come in to school and engage in learning.¬†¬†¬†
  • Emotional well-being activities such as Play Therapy have been introduced for those children that have been identified as needing that extra level of support. The school are hoping to introduce some time,¬†in the on-line timetable,¬†where children can participate in therapeutic activities.¬†

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?

Children will be set daily work online on Seesaw linked to the curriculum being taught during their absence from school. 

Children will watch live streams of the lessons being delivered in school with the support of peers in school who will help the pupils stay engaged via the school IPADS. 

If a parent is unwell and unable to support remote learning, they are to report the issue to the school. Staff will make note of this. Parents will be encouraged to submit completed work (in a reasonable time frame agreed between the class teacher and parent(s).  

 

I just wanted to express my gratitude to yourself and your staff for working so hard to make sure that the children continue to receive an excellent learning experience. Words aren’t enough to express how appreciative we are of the school’s dedication and care towards its pupils and their families.

(Parent 2021)