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Larwood School

Part of Larwood Academy Trust

Our Approach to Remote Learning

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.

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?


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?

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

No pupils

Key Stage 2

3 hours minimum with many pupils doing 4 hours where possible. Some pupils due to needs will do less in collaboration and agreement with parents/carers


Accessing remote education

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

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:




How will my child be taught remotely?

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

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?

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

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:

Additional support for our pupils.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

As all of our pupils have additional needs, we will use a wide variety of support to help learning and progress during this challenging time:

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

As noted previously in this document, we have a range of approaches for pupils who may need to self isolate depending on situation and needs (assuming pupil is well, enough to engage):

  1. Pupils may access and use the isolation period work packs
  2. Pupils may join lessons taking place at school using Teams from home.
  3. Pupils may pursue an altenative and agreed method of education whilst in this situation.

A combination of 1/2/3 may be utilised