This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if 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?
On the first day we will aim to share a timetable for the week. Your child will have an exercise book to write in and this will have all of their login and password details in.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
3 hours daily.
This will include the daily:
Daily register and end of day feedback and story time
KS2 aged pupils
4 hours daily.
This will include:
The digital platform we have selected to use is Google Classroom. You can access the platform by following this link https://classroom.google.com . All pupils in our school have received a home learning book to support them in working from home. In the front of this book there are all the logins and passwords for your child's accounts on the online tools that we use.
If these have been lost or misplaced please contact us at GoogleClassroom@honilands.enfield.sch.uk to request a new one.
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 use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Pupils learning at home at Primary School age will rquire some support and encouragement. As you can imagine, the further we move down the school age groups, the greater the requirement for adult help.
Each week, on a Monday, we will share a timetable with our pupils. Please note the curricula areas the class will cover, this will be the work that is posted online on that day.
We also ask that children are encouraged to attend our live registration sessions every morning and our feedback and story time at the end of the day. These daily sessions will help support your child with any misconceptions they may have.
Honilands will be making regular weekly calls home to check our pupils wellbeing and to offer them and their families support and advice.
Attendance at the daily register is also logged as is engagement with the work online.
If your child is not engaging with home learning then you will receive a call from one of our Senior Leaders to help support you in finding solutions to overcome the barriers to learning.
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:
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:
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.
However, we the aim will be to provide as much coverage of the daily curriculum content for the pupil as possible. This way there will be much less disruption to their learning and an easier reintegration back into class when they return.
We aim to allow children to continue to access the teaching of the main curriculum as much as possible. The teaching slides and accompanying work will be posted on Google Classroom for pupils to access. Teachers will phone to check on how the pupil is coping and accessing the work.
The work set online will match that delivered in class. If the pupil is not able to access work remotely we will provide packs of paper based work, although there may be a days delay to prepare this to be sent home.
Follow this link to read our Remote Learning Expectations: click here