Remote Education Information
We remain optimistic that New End will remain open, but if directed in the future to revert back to school closures, the information below is important.
The school is able to offer remote education for all children if the school is closed or a year group (bubble) or class is required to self isolate. All remote education information, including details of the daily meetings with staff, are to be found on the school’s learning platform. Click HERE to access the site.
When remote education / home learning is in place, children will be expected to hand in their work. The children at New End regularly practise handing in work using Tapestry, our hand in button or Google Classroom so that they are aware of the expectation. Our learning platform has videos to remind you how to hand in work if your child is struggling to remember.
The school’s Remote Education Policy can be found HERE.
A summary reminder for children and parents about the expectations for remote education / home learning can be found HERE.
If you have concerns about your child’s remote education / home learning, please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Always remember that remote education is a means, not an end. OFSTED itself noted in “What’s working well in remote education?” (11 January 2021)
● Everything we know about what a quality curriculum still applies.
● Remote education is not the same as digital education. Sometimes, it may be more effective to deliver remote education through worksheets or a textbook
● Just as we don’t need ‘all-singing, all dancing’ lessons, remote education often benefits from a straightforward and easy to use interface.
● Attention to the key elements of effective teaching is important (big picture overview, sequence of learning, clear and high expectations, clear explanations)
● As it is often harder for pupils to concentrate in remote education, it is often helpful to divide content into smaller chunks
● Subject curriculum may need to be adapted – do not offer too much new subject matter at once, consider the most important knowledge or concepts, consider alternative activities, practice and focus on developing existing knowledge and skills e.g. handwriting.
● Feedback and assessment are still as important as in the classroom
● It is important for teachers to stay in regular contact with pupils
● Quality of teaching is more important than how lessons are delivered
● Live lessons are not always more effective than asynchronous (recorded/pre-set task) approaches
● Online concentration is shorter
● While it is important to engage pupils, this is only a precondition for learning, not the thing itself. Make sure that efforts to engage don’t distract from teaching the curriculum