Remote / Blended Learning

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January 2021 Remote Learning

Please see below for more specifics on our current remote learning provision, specific to parents and how the day / week is currently set up for pupils.

Remote Learning Parent Agreement

Study Groups

We are introducing a study group element to our remote learning provision. This is not only to support our children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing but to continue to ensure that they make progress and that huge gaps do not develop in their attainment levels as a result of partial school closure.

We want to increase the amount of time that our children get to see each other, interact with each other and to work together on key aspects of their learning journey.

Live lessons for Maths and English will continue first thing every morning. After a live lesson input children will be virtually placed into small groups of approx. 5-6 children to work together on a specific task/question/activity. They will be able to share ideas and discuss their work and record their learning as a group. In addition to this they will also be provided with an opportunity at the end of the school day, before whole class reading time, to feedback on what they have achieved and discovered.

Please see below for the guidelines for the study group approach. Please can you be sure to read these carefully and to reinforce them with your child to ensure that they are aware of what is expected of them during these sessions.

Keeping in touch

During the times when school is partially closed we really miss hearing what our children have been doing outside of school. To keep us all in touch we have created a weekly good news bulletin which is shared with the whole school community. If your child would like to share some news with us please email

RP&NS Remote/Blended Learning Plan for Self-Isolating students


  • At RP&NS we want to ensure that as little learning time as possible is lost through children being forced to self-isolate whilst being in good health

  • The system that we are utilising is designed to provide teaching and learning provision that allows for as seamless as possible a reintegration to school

  • To support the workload of our staff who are managing the teaching and learning of children in school AND those children where it is necessary for them to learn remotely

  • NB - For the new children who slip into self-isolation and remote learning, depending on the time of the school day that we are notified, there might be a slight delay in the time that the following is instituted.

The Role of the Teacher

  • Self-isolating children will be provided with a daily timetable which clearly states the start of the teaching time for each lesson - this is uploaded to google classroom stream by the teacher every morning

  • To set up a google meet with the self-isolating child/children and start this at the time that each teaching session begins

  • Ensure that the child at home has their camera and microphone off at all times

  • When time allows, to any questions or responses that come through the chat (teacher or TA) - KS1 children might need support from an adult at home to undertake this

  • The teacher will share their screen/present so that the child at home can only see what the teacher shares on the IWB in the classroom

  • The teacher will upload all resources/teaching prompts that children in school would be provided with and ensure that this is matched to specific learning needs of those self-isolating

  • At a suitable time, i.e. when the teaching session is over and independent or group work begins then the teacher will end the google meet presentation - the children then can complete the work and know when to return to the presentation for the next lesson or for the plenary of the current teaching session

  • Mute the microphone if necessary to ensure the safeguarding of all pupils

  • To provide feedback on work submitted on the same day

The Role of the Student

  • To ensure that they are logged onto the google meet in time for each teaching session and to be patient if there is a delay to the time stated on the timetable

  • To ensure that their camera and microphone are switched off at all times

  • To ensure that when asking questions through the chat facility that they always use appropriate language and no abbreviations or slang

  • To download and complete the tasks that have been uploaded to google classroom at the end of each teaching session

  • To respond to all feedback provided on their work and act upon this to improve their work if applicable

  • To continue to follow elements of the school timetable that can be undertaken without google meet, such as Lexia, Mangahigh, independent reading

  • Complete work to the best of their ability utilising the school values to help ensure it is something that they are proud of

  • Ensure that they are adhering to the school’s acceptable use policy, especially when using the chat facility

The Role of the parent/guardian

  • To support their child to ensure they are logged on to google meet in time for every timetabled teaching session

  • Support their child to complete work whilst ensuring that the work created is an accurate representation of the child’s abilities. We accept that children’s IT skills will develop alongside the increased use of Google Classroom

  • To feedback any comments on the remote teaching and learning sessions directly to a member of the SLT

  • To ensure that they and their child/children adhere to the school’s acceptable use policy, particularly in relationship to use of Google hang outs