Brompton Hall School - Remote Learning Hub
Brompton Hall School - Remote Learning Policy
Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents & Carers
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils, parents and carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions result in pupils remaining at home.
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 learning.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two?
Class teachers have created home learning packs which will be given to the pupil to take home or sent via post / email to parents and carers. On the first day pupils will be asked to complete the home learning pack and read at home until work can be set formally on our chosen learning platform (Edmodo.com). From the second day remote learning via Edmodo will start, although for those pupils who prefer to work from printed packs they will continue to receive them via email or post.
Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We teach the same curriculum specifically as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects (e.g. physical education practical sessions may not be possible so more theory-based work may be set instead)
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Links to the online packages we are using are on the school website within the ‘Learning Hub’ section: http://bromptonhall.n-yorks.sch.uk/parents-carers/learning-hub/
- Accelerated Reader
- BBC Bitesize
- Oak Academy
If your child needs support in accessing any online resources please send an email to:
RLSupport@bromptonhall.n-yorks.sch.uk and a member of the support team will be in contact as soon as possible.
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;
- Use software applications which have ‘apps’ which can be accessed via a mobile phone or tablet
- Provide access to devices where appropriate
- Provide ‘hard copy’ home learning packs each week, with a stamped addressed envelope to return completed work
- Have a ‘screen free’ day on a Friday where pupils focus on developing key skills (ie. Reading, life skills, co-operation, problem solving, turn taking, etc.) which does not require electronic equipment.
Government guidance on assisting your child with remote learning:
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 Approximately 3 hours daily – blended learning including set work, recorded lessons and home learning packs.
- Key Stage 3 Approximately 4 hours daily – blended learning including set work, recorded lessons, independent tasks and feedback sessions.
- Key Stage 4 Approximately 4-5 hours daily – blended learning including set work, recorded lessons, independent tasks and feedback sessions.
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?
- Staff (Keyworkers, Wellbeing Support Team and Class Tutors) complete weekly wellbeing check ins with parents to increase engagement.
- Parents & Carers to ensure they participate in the weekly calls with their child’s Class Tutor, so that any additional guidance parents / carers need to support their child’s learning at home can be fully provided.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Weekly wellbeing calls.
- Calls to ensure wellbeing of any pupils who do not complete the online tasks or engage with the 24hr Curriculum programme tasks set by staff.
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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
- Encouraging pupils to upload work on Edmodo.com so that it can be marked and pupils can benefit from the feedback given
- Instant feedback to children whilst on the live feedback lessons
- Stamped self-addressed envelopes provided with home learning packs for parents / carers to return completed work to school for assessment by staff