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 from Eden 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?
At Eden, pupils are given a choice of either work packs sent home to be completed independently or online learning provided via Seesaw. School will contact you to discuss this.
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 may need to make some adaptations in some subjects to enable pupils to access the work successfully at home.
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 2, 3 and 4 (Special: 2 – 3 hours, with as many breaks as needed.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Pupils have access to the online tools and digital platforms that we use at Eden:
- Seesaw https://web.seesaw
- Oak Academy online learning. https://www.thenational.academy
- BBC online learning https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Teachers will allocate tasks and assignments for pupils that can be completed at home.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
Remote education can take place online, using paper work packs or can be a mixture of both. 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:
For pupils who prefer to work on paper, we will provide work packs and the resources needed to complete them.
For pupils whose face to face education is disrupted we may be able to apply for additional data.
For any of the pupils who are currently at home and not in school we can apply for data or laptops.
Please contact the school to provide this additional information:
- Account holder name
- Mobile no
- Mobile network
- Pay monthly or PAYG
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- pre-recorded lessons (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- 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
- past GCSE papers for Y11 Eden students
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- We will try to contact you daily to check pupils’ engagement with remote education.
- You can also contact us by phoning the school 01254 790241 or via the Seesaw app if you have any concerns.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Our approach at Eden to giving feedback to pupils on their work is as follows:
For BwD children, we can collect work each Friday on transport and this will be discussed with you by your form tutor.
For Lancashire children, please phone the school to organise collection of your child’s work. Again, this will be discussed with you by your form tutor.
Feedback can take many forms, both verbal and written, depending on the age of the child and the nature of the work. We aim to make daily phone calls to let you know of your child’s progress.
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 at Eden may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home.
We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families. When you are contacted by the school, please let us know what the issues are and we will aim to support you.
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 your child is isolating because they are ill, we do not expect them to complete any learning at home until they are feeling better. Once their self-isolation is complete and they have completely recovered, they will access learning either by returning to school or engaging in remote education at home (completing work packs and online learning).