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Engaines Primary School & Nursery

Achieve, Believe, Succeed


St Osyth Road East, Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex CO16 9PH

01255 860210


Remote Learning


Information about Remote Education at Engaines Primary School and Nursery

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/ carers in our school about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. 

If you need any support accessing remote learning, please email  Thank you. 

The Remote Curriculum - What is taught to pupils at home? 

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

On the first day of remote education there will be information posted on each class story about how the remote provision will look. 

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

We teach a similar curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we focus the learning on key skills in maths and English in the daily sessions with the class teacher. Through Class Dojo, there are opportunities for the students to access the other areas of the curriculum. 

Remote Teaching and study time each day - How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day? 

As your child will not be in the school, we do not expect that the work set will take as long as a normal school day. Each family will be different and their approach to how the work is completed will be dependent on their circumstances. 


Accessing Remote Education 

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

Your child should have access to a device with online access, to complete any work set through Class Dojo. 

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 students are unable to access the internet, then paper-based resources are sent home for the duration of the isolation period alongside the online opportunities. 

For those unable to get online the Class teacher is in contact through weekly phone calls to discuss 1:1. The child’s learning towards the given physical resources.   

We may be able to provide digital devices on loan for the period of remote learning. 

How will my child be taught remotely? 

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

Maths lessons will be sent home with a video link and recorded guidance about any attached worksheets. 

Literacy lessons will be taken from the government’s Oak National Academy and also supported with video links and guidance. 

Times Table Rock Stars activities will be set. 

Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets) for some children without access to online materials. 

Reading an age appropriate book set for them with the AR system. 

Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences 

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? 

Students are expected to engage with their virtual lessons and registers are kept and monitored of attendance. 

While we understand learning might look different at home, we maintain that keeping a structured day with time set aside for their English, maths and other subject tasks planned out into the day helps students learn best and this is encouraged. 

Parents and students receive feedback and learning is monitored through Class Dojo. 

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

Work should be submitted through the Class Dojo platform. Instruction will be given. 

Quality of work is monitored, and feedback given through Class Dojo 

Failure to engage over a number of days will result in a follow up phone call. 

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: 

When work is submitted through Class Dojo, teachers will make comments in return. 

Any work that is done in a book, or on paper, will also fall into the usual cycle of whole class feedback. 

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: 

We can clearly track engagement of students with SEND and targeted calls home are made when engagement is not high. 

We have a Pastoral Leader who is currently working with any isolating pupil who is identified as vulnerable or requiring further support. 

Remote Education for Self-isolating Pupils 

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate, but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school. 

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above? 

Students have access to the Class Dojo, Times Table Rock Stars and physical learning packs. SLT hold virtual drop ins to support alongside class teacher phone calls to monitor learning.  

Teachers strive to teach both those in their class and students isolating at home, however, there might sometimes be a delay in students being feedback to and we have systems to monitor and engage these students with the SLT drop-in sessions.