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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

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Welcome to the Remote Learning section of our school website 

Remote education expectations
Where a class, group or a small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or local restrictions require pupils to remain at home, we must to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education. We are expected to consider how to continue to improve the quality of our existing curriculum, for example through technology, and have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision. This planning will be particularly important to support a scenario in which the logistical challenges of remote provision are greatest, for example where large numbers of pupils are required to remain at home.

In developing these contingency plans, we will:

  • use a curriculum sequence that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources
  • use teaching videos that are linked to Microsoft Teams to support this delivery of a high-quality provision 
  • give access to high quality remote education resources, again using Microsoft Teams as a platform 
  • select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback and make sure staff are trained in their use
  • provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access
  • recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support and so schools should work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum

When teaching pupils remotely, we will:

  • set work so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject
  • provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high-quality curriculum resources or videos
  • gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work
  • enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding
  • plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers

To support this plan, we have created a number of helpful documents which provide more detail. These can be found on the 'Remote Learning Plan' page.

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