Remote Learning

Remote education provision at Christ Church School Information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education when pupils are required to work remotely.

At Christ Church your child will be provided with remote education if:

  • There are National or Local restrictions on the opening of schools
  • Your child is unwell with Covid-19 symptoms (if they are well enough)

Please note: if your child is off school for any other reason remote learning will not be set.

The remote curriculum: What will be taught to pupils at home?

At Christ Church School your child will receive online education from the first day of absence. Where feasibly possible, pupils learning remotely will receive the same curriculum and skills remotely as those the children in school. In the event of National or Local restrictions, teaching will continue to follow the same curriculum the pupils would have followed in school. 

Remote teaching and study time each day

Staff will be setting work based on their current curriculum learning, using The National Oak Academy as a resource. The National Oak Academy has pre-recorded videos from teachers around the country that pupils are able to access and respond to. Your child’s allocated learning time includes their daily reading and any educational online games recommended by their teachers used to supplement their learning.

Please do not feel that your child must be working for their full allocated time every day and that this must be done within school hours. Wherever possible we find that having a set routine for children helps them and they work best with a structure. However we fully appreciate that all families have different sets of challenges with many parents and carers having to work at home and support their child’s home learning. Please fit in the learning opportunities to suit your family circumstances.

Accessing remote education

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

Pupils at Christ Church School are confident at using Technology as part of their learning programme and this will continue during any period of remote learning.

Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will access their learning through SeeSaw.

Pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 will access their learning through Google Classroom.

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. To address this we have a system whereby children may loan devices from the school for the period of time they are at home. Parents and carers will be required to sign a loan agreement and the device must be returned when the child returns to school. Priority for loan devices will be given initially to those vulnerable members of our community and then allocated on a case by case basis. Please contact your class teacher or Mrs Elfred if you would like to request a device. We are also able to support families with additional data/wifi.​

Pupils who are unwell do not need to complete the tasks online, for the duration of their illness. We do, however, ask parents to contact the office, as they normally would, to report their child’s sickness.