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Remote Education Policy

Remote Education Policy

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents


During Covid, our priority was to deliver high quality education, whether it be online or in school. We taught the same curriculum remotely as we did in school wherever possible and appropriate. We did make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, some subject areas such as Art and D.T required materials that were not readily available to all families at home. In these instances the class teacher may have blocked a subject that lends itself to remote teaching more easily and then taught the subject areas missed when pupils returned to school.


The teachers used a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:


  • Live teaching (online lessons) twice a day (one morning and one afternoon session).
  • Small group support where the teacher deems necessary.
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, WRM, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • other online games/resources SFJS pupils have access to at home (my maths, reading planet etc.)
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences.


Post Covid-19 lockdowns and isolations, we have maintained our capacity for remote education. Although we are able to maintain this capacity, remote education will only be considered as a short-term measure and as a last resort where in person attendance is not possible or contrary to government guidance.


This might include:

  • occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government.

  • occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness.

In these circumstances, pupils will have access to remote education as soon as reasonably practicable, in proportion to the length of absence and disruption to their learning time, and allowing time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.


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 primary aged pupils 4 hours per day.


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

Google Classroom.


If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how can school support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. If that is the case, we can provide a device for as long as the child is off school. 




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Google Classroom User Guide


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