Remote Learning Contingency Plan
DfE Guidance on Remote Education - Summary of Key Points:
Remote education, where needed, is high quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision: schools and other settings continue to build their capability to educate pupils remotely, where this is needed.
Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education. In developing these contingency plans, we expect schools to:
- Use a curriculum sequence that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos, and that is linked to the school’s curriculum expectations.
- Select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback.
- Provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access.
- Recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support, and so schools should work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum.
- Set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects. Provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high quality curriculum resources and/or videos.
- Gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work.
- Plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers.
- We expect schools to avoid an over-reliance on long-term projects or internet research.
Click here to view St Paul's Contingency Plan for Remote Learning.