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Remote education provision: information for parents

Detailed information about our provision can be found in our Remote Learning Policy which can be accessed here.

The policy and the following information, explains what parents can expect from us regarding remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home or if individuals need to self-isolate.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

All children have a login and password for DB Primary, our online learning platform. Each class page has a tab called ‘Self Isolating’ and here, two weeks’ worth of activities are available. These activities can be used if we are unable for any reason to provide our planned remote learning provision immediately.

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 aim to 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, PE, where we promote the use of regular exercise and provide links to suitable YouTube sessions, such as PE with Joe.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We are following DfE policy on this and provide a minimum of 3 hours work per day for Infants and 4 hours per day for Juniors. The work may be set daily or over a whole week.

Accessing remote education

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

We use DB Primary as our online platform. Assemblies for all and some live interaction for Junior children with their teacher, is via Zoom. All families participating have agreed to the protocols here.

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:

  • We print all work set by the class teacher and post this to the family. We stay in touch with the family, if they have no internet access, by phone.
  • There are Government schemes for enabling internet access that we research on an individual basis alongside parents who want this help.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely (this maybe different in each class):

  • Tasks and activities set on DB Primary by class teachers daily or weekly
  • Forums on DB Primary
  • Email between teachers and their children via DB Primary, giving advice and feedback
  • live interaction for Junior aged children in the form of a check in and explanation of work to be completed once or twice a week.
  • Live assembly/worship once a week for the whole school
  • recorded teaching: video/audio recordings made by teachers in the form of explanations and stories, links to appropriate YouTube or BBC iPlayer recordings
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets) for children with no or limited internet access.
  • reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on these approaches)

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?

As outlined in our Remote Learning Policy, we expect pupils to:

  • Be contactable during the school day – although consider they may not always be in front of a device the entire time
  • Complete work to the deadline set by teachers
  • Seek help if they need it, from teachers
  • Alert teachers if they’re not able to complete work
  • Adhere to any Online Safety guidelines


We ask parents to:

We ask that parents do not worry about teaching their children. We ask that parents support their children as best they can. That they set a home learning routine that best suits their family circumstances and that they do their best.

  • Make the school aware if their child is sick or otherwise can’t complete work
  • And above all, seek help from the school if they need it

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

This is set out in our Remote Learning Policy.

Teachers will check work regularly throughout the week and will feedback on DB Primary. Parents can access their child’s DB Primary account and email. Teachers will inform the headteacher weekly if a child is not engaging with work and the Headteacher will contact parents via email or phone to discuss any concerns and how we can help.

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:

Pupils will receive written feedback on tasks completed on DB Primary direct to the task or via email. This will vary in detail dependent upon tasks set and the age of the child.

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 (as described in our Remote Learning Policy):

Our SENDCo/Inclusion Lead will:

  • Liaise with parents of SEND children to ensure they are supported in remote learning fortnightly, by email or phone.
  • Ensure all children with an EHCP or identified additional needs has appropriate provision for remote learning if they are not attending school.

Teachers are available via email or phone call to help and give advice and will, when needed or appropriate, set different work and activities for specific SEND children

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

Self-isolating pupils will be able to access the ‘Self-isolating’ tab on their class DB Primary page and meaningful, relevant activities across the curriculum will be available here. Class teachers will upload work that is being taught in class at the time a child is isolating, when possible and when appropriate and will feedback in a timely manner, considering their face to face teaching commitments and associated workload.

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