E-ACT remote education provision: information for parents

6 January 2021

E-ACT remote education provision: information for parents

E-ACT remote education provision: information for parents

Given some of the uncertainties that currently exist, we are aware that pupils could be asked to learn from home for a period of time if local restrictions require entire cohorts, bubbles or individuals to remain at home.

Whilst we will always prioritise having our children in academy, we want to be prepared for every eventuality to ensure our pupils’ learning can continue without disruption.

Should your child be asked to learn from home, we will ensure that they can continue to access their curriculum and the close support and guidance of their teachers.

We have plans in place which mean that your child would continue their learning without disruption and be taught a wide range of subjects. Put simply, we will ensure that our pupils access the same high level of educational provision available to them in their academy.

The following guide outlines what parents or carers can expect from the academy should our children need to learn from home for a period of time.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day 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 of pupils being sent home?

Following the first day of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

Remote teaching and study time each day

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

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

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

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Secondary school-aged pupils not working towards formal qualifications this year

Approximately 4 hours a day

Secondary school-aged pupils working towards formal qualifications this year

Approximately 5 hours a day

Accessing remote education

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

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

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

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?

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

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 approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

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:

Support for parents and carers

As a parent/ carer (s) how can I get advice and guidance to support my child access the academy’s remote learning?

We know that some parents and carers would appreciate some additional guidance to support pupils to access our remote learning platforms. We are offering support in the following ways:

 

Contact us

Thank you for your continued support of the academy, and please get in touch with any questions or concerns by emailing us at NBA.Enquiries@E-ACT.org.uk.

You can also follow us on Social Media for further updates:

Facebook: @NBAcademyEACT
Twitter: @NBAcademy
Instagram: northbirminghamacademyeact

 

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