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Accessing remote education

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

If there is a school closure or a bubble closure, we will provide live lessons for the children at home. Details of which would be posted via ClassDojo directly to each class. 

If individual children are required to isolate, we will supply paper packs of work to complete but also utilise Oak Academy which has an array of live lessons.   

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:

  • If families are unable to provide a suitable device to access online work, we are able to lend out a limited number of school owned laptops and/or tablets to pupils, where parents sign a user agreement. Please contact school by emailing admin@ellington.northumberland.sch.uk or call on 01670 860769 if you would like to find out more. We have also applied to the DfE for additional laptops for this purpose.
  • If an internet connection at home is inadequate to complete the work provided, we can apply for an increase in mobile data via your network, or potentially apply to the DfE for a 4G wireless router to enable you to connect to the online resources. Again, please get in touch using the above details if you think that you would qualify for this. When you phone school, we will need the following information: 
             - The name of the account holder
             - The number of the mobile device
             - The mobile network of that device
             - Whether it is a pay monthly or pay as you go
We will submit this information and once the network provider is notified and they agree, they will process the data increase and you will receive a text message. Click here to read more from the DfE.

  • A certain amount of printed resources will be supplied to each pupil in a paper pack, which complement the work being assigned online. If you are unable to print worksheets provided on your child’s home learning page, e.g. the White Rose daily maths worksheets, we can print these for you to collect from school. Please contact your child’s year group staff via the email addresses on the year group pages if this would be helpful for you. 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • Live teaching: Class teachers will teach live lessons via Zoom direct to children. This will allow for clear instruction, modelling and live feedback.
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers: Each child will be able to collect a paper pack from school, filled with resources relevant to their year group, if needed.
  • Textbooks that pupils have at home: Year 6 pupils have previously been supplied with CGP textbooks that cover content for the mathematics and English curriculum. These textbooks contain clear explanation of important contexts and would complement remote learning.
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences: Teachers will often link to useful websites that provide stimulating and interactive ways to learn.
  • Occasional project work, often including internet research activities, where this is deemed appropriate for the subject being taught.