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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.

From week commencing 4th January 2021, most of our learners at Croxby will be working from home. However, the academy will remain open for children in the following categories:

Critical Worker Children; Children with an EHCP and Vulnerable Children

The following link provides in-depth information about the above categories. If you think your child may be eligible to attend, then please contact the Academy office.

Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings - GOV.UK (

While my child is participating in remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in the academy?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in the academy. Children who are working in the academy will access the same learning as they would at home. They will not be taught face to face by their teachers.

Remote teaching and study time each day

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

We expect that pupils will access the lessons provided by remote education during the times set out below:

EYFS (the lessons will last between 20 and 45 minutes)

  • 9:00 check in and phonics 
  • 10.00 Writing 
  • 11.00 Maths 
  • 1:15 Knowledge and understanding of the World input 
  • 2:45 Story/Singing

Year 1 - 6

  • 9.00-10.30 check in followed by reading and writing until 10:30 
  • 11.00 -12.00 Maths (Year 1 and 2 will have their Work books to complete during the lesson).
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1.15 - Topic input (20 minutes) Children will be set an independent task to complete during the afternoon. Y1 and 2 can complete this straight away. Year 3 – 6 should complete it after Reading Plus.
  • 1:35 – 2:05 (Years 3-6 only) will also have an additional Reading Plus lesson to complete this will be independent. 
  • 2.05 – 2.45 – Year 3 – 6 complete their independent Topic task
  • 2.45 Check out session

Accessing Remote Education

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

As you are aware, we have introduced a blended approach to learning on Microsoft Teams. This enables the children to learn via electronic and online media combined with traditional face-to-face teaching.

What will this look like for my child logging on?

A teacher from your child’s year group will lead the daily lessons and these can be accessed live or later. There may be a second member of staff in the lesson to help children with any misconceptions and to provide live feedback. This will be the only opportunity for pupils to receive live feedback. The lessons which are recorded are private and must not be shared. Below, you will find pupil guides, which you should read with your child, so they understand the expectations of this blended learning approach. Instructions to help you access and use Microsoft Teams, if you are not already familiar with it are below.

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 will issue or lend laptops or tablets to pupils who have no access to devices, please email the Academy office if you require this support
  • We can help you gain access to more data from some mobile providers. If you need this support, please contact the Academy office for further information

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

All of our lessons are taught live. If your child is in Reception, they have been sent home a whiteboard and pen to use during their lessons. If your child is in Year 1 or 2, they have been sent home a whiteboard and pen, their White Rose maths workbook for their maths lesson and an exercise book for all other lessons. For children in Year 3 – 6, most lessons can be completed on their devices using Purple Mash or LBQ (as they are in the Academy) however, they have also been given an exercise book to use when instructed by their teacher. 

If you have any questions about the use of this blended learning approach, please contact the Academy office via email. 

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?

  • Our expectation is that all of our pupils should access the live lessons or recordings unless an exception is agreed with the academy
  • Parental support should be provided in setting routines to support your child’s education and some younger learners may need support to access Teams

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

  • Pupils’ engagement with remote education will be checked daily and a follow up text/email will be sent every 2 days if their attendance hasn’t been noticed. This will be followed up with a call from the safeguarding team
  • Where engagement is a concern, the class teacher will contact parents/carers to see if any further support can be provided

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 main approach to feeding back on pupil work is providing verbal feedback during the live lessons.

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:

  • 1-1 remote sessions for some children with high needs
  • Paper copies of works for children with specific needs
  • For our younger learners in EYFS and Year 1, children may need help to access Teams but then teacher interaction will ensure children participate in the lessons

If my child is not in the academy 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 the academy, remote education is the same approach as it is for whole groups. Children will be able to access their lessons from home and participate fully as if they were in the academy.

How to access and use Microsoft TEAMS

Pupil Online Learning Guide

Purple Mash Login 


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