Covid 19 - Remote Learning

The first day or two of being educated remotely might look a bit different for our usual approach, while we take all the necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first couple of days of being sent home?

Pupils will be provided with Home Learning via School 360 and Google Classroom remote learning platform. All subjects will be accommodated to ensure pupils are receiving their full education entitlement. Any pupil unable to access lessons virtually will be provided with hard copies of the learning. The remote education provided will be equivalent in length to the core teaching that the pupils would have received in school. The provision will include recorded direct teaching time and independent study time.

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would have if they were in school?

Pupils will be taught the same curriculum in school and remotely.

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

We expect that the remote education will take pupils broadly 6 hours each day.

How will my child access any online remote education provided?

We are using a blend of online learning including: School360, Google Classroom, Corbett Maths, Collingwood Connect and the Nessy literacy programme.

How will you support children who do not have access to digital or online learning?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. In these instances we will provide:
* Printed material for all subjects collated by the tutor and then posted to the pupil's address. This work can then be posted back to school for marking and feedback
* A laptop provided by the Department of Education

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
recorded teaching e.g. BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy, Corbett Maths
Printed work packs produced by teaching staff
recorded teaching made by our teachers on the Collingwood connect website
assignments set on Google Classroom which can be printed or typed and returned to the teacher for marking and feedback. Paperwork can be posted back to school, collected from the home or brought into school on the pupil's return.

What are your expectations for my child's engagement and the support that we as parents/carers should provide at home?

We expect our pupils to engage and do their best. We offer a full range of support if there are any issues. Teachers are on hand to speak to parents and each pupil will receive a weekly phone call to ensure that everything is running smoothly. If the work on Google classroom is returned to school, the teachers will mark the work and provide feedback.

How will you check whether my child is engaging and how will I be informed of concerns?

Teachers will check work turned in via Google classroom on a daily basis and provide appropriate feedback.

Parents will also receive a weekly courtesy call to ensure everything is running smoothly.

How will you work with my to help my child?

All our learning is fully differentiated and tailored to the individual needs of every pupil.
Our specialised team of primary teachers and learning support staff provide paper copies of all the primary learning and liaise with parents/carers to ensure they are fully supported.

How will you assess my child's work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for pupils. Our approach to providing feedback on work is as follows:
Teachers will use the feedback facility in Google Classroom. It is an expectation that pupils will receive feedback at the end of each week.
Where work is posted back to school, the teacher will provide feedback and include it in the pupil's work folder using our marking and feedback procedures.

If my child has to self-isolate will the remote education differ?

Our remote learning for our pupils will be the same whether our pupils are isolating or not.

Accessing Remote Learning

School 360 Information

Collingwood uses School 360 and Google Classroom as our online learning platform. The video above will give you a brief guide to accessing your child's learning. The link below will take you to the School 360 login page.