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 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?

In the first few days of remote learning we will expect pupls to continue with their daily reading and practice their spellings and timestables daily. Pupils will be expected to login to their Microsoft Teams accouunts to look out for information and instruction from their class teachers.

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?

At South Ascot Village School we teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in more practical subjects such as DT and PE we may need to adapt activies to suit the home environment.

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 1

3 hours

Key Stage 2

4 hours

Accessing remote education

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

Direction and instructions on what to complete will be available on Microsoft Teams. This will either via text documents of via vitual live lessons. Each child will have their unique address and password assigned to them.

Reading Eggs and Purple Mash will be two of the more popular resources that will be used to provide learning activies at home.

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:

  • Printed packs of work delivered to home or collected from school if permissable.
  • Laptops loaned to families in need.
  • Help with dongles or routers
  • Regular phone contact

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live teaching (online lessons)

  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)

  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home

  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

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?

  • Each pupil is expected to attend daily live lessons and complete the tasks set to the best of their ability within the timeframe set.
  • Parents are expected to support their child with their daily work. Younger children will need more individual attention whilst older pupils will require the parent to set a daily routinue but will more independent in their study.

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

We will be taking a daily register of those accessing the live 'registration' sessions on a daily basis.

Work completed can be submitted on teams.

Reading Eggs automatically informs the teachehr of progress made and successes.

Any concerns concerning the completion of tasks will be shared by teachers to parents via email or telephone.

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:

  • the points awarded via Teams
  • written feedback via Teams
  • automatic feedback from Reading Eggs


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, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • Regular telephone contact with class teacher/SENCo
  • Email contact with parent
  • Printed materials and alternative tasks/curriculum


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 the school is open and your child is self-isolating, they will receive home learning via, on their first day of isolation.  A pack of work can also be requested from the school office.
We will also endeavour to provide children with a number of live lessons throughout the week.



Get in touch!

South Ascot Village Primary School

All Souls Road,
Ascot, Berkshire

01344 622118