Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
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.
Highweek Primary Remote Learning
Seesaw is an online space for pupils to share their learning with their teacher. It can be used on a computer, laptop and tablet. (It can also be accessed using a smartphone but we wouldn’t recommend this long term).
Parents should already have received a text sharing their child’s code to get started. Seesaw can be accessed by visiting their website on https://web.seesaw.me/. Once there, click ‘I’m a student’ and type in your child’s code at the bottom of the screen where it says ‘TEXT CODE’. Alternatively, you can go to the app store and download the ‘Seesaw Class’ app (don’t click on the ‘Seesaw family app’ - that’s a different one). The app gives you the same options, so again you just need to type in the code that has been sent to you. Please contact the school office or your child’s teacher if you do not have a code.
Once logged in, you will be in the class journal space. Each teacher will post the remote learning activities daily by 9am. This will include:
A maths activity
A writing activity
A reading or Superskills activity
A wider curriculum activity
Under each activity, there is an ‘add response’ button. When your child clicks this, they can either write on the template provided on the screen or they can do the work on paper and take a photo of it. Most of the activities set will include audio teaching by the teachers within that year group. In addition to this, the teachers will be providing feedback throughout the day, responding to the work being submitted by the pupils in their class.
This is a completely safe online platform for your child’s work, nothing your child shares will go onto the online space until the teacher has approved it. Once approved, children will be able to see comments sent back to them from their class adults. . Again, nothing your child shares will go onto the online space until the teacher has approved it.
Each class will offer a class Zoom session weekly; this will be an informal get together to check in with pupil who are remote learning.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognize that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
Please email class teacher who will print out paper copies to be picked up at school. If you have any issues, please email email@example.com