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Remote Learning - Information for Parents

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

  • A student'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 remote education?

  • On the first day of remote education, you will have access to Google Classroom or a physical learning pack 
  • From the first day of remote learning a member of staff will make contact with you to make sure you have all the resources and support you need  
  • Your child will have access to a Chromebook or laptop provided by Chessbrook if there are no available devices at home
  • For information on how to log into Google Classroom please visit the remote learning tab and watch the video of how to log on to Google Classroom. 
  • Students who log on to TUTE, should log on using this link: and enter their TUTE username and password. 

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

  • The curriculum students will access remotely is the same as they would complete in the centre. In some cases, subjects have made some adaptations to practical elements
  • Students also have access to a range of extension activities to complete 


How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

  • We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take students broadly the same time as their usual daily timetable


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

There are a variety of ways to access our remote learning, these include:

  • Google Classroom
  • TUTE 
  • Additional extension tasks via the school website
  • Bespoke paper-based learning packs


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:

  • All students without access or available devices at home have been spoken to and arrangements made for a device to be provided by Chessbrook
  • The daily contact will also check the need for additional printed resources that can be delivered to the home


How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • As part of our differentiated approach to curriculum design, this has been agreed with each student and parent in advance of the need for remote learning
  • Any student accessing remote learning is contacted daily
  • Work is assessed in the usual way and feedback is provided

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

  • There will be contact made every day to ensure your child is engaged with remote learning
  • TUTE online lessons will have members of staff present in them to check for attendance and engagement
  • Google classrooms will be monitored by the specific teachers on a daily basis

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:

Feedback will be provided in the following ways:

  • Google classroom - written and verbal feedback provided for each lesson
  • TUTE - as this is a live lesson, feedback will be within the lesson and progress provided daily
  • Paper based - this will be marked when complete and verbal feedback also provided to parents and students as part of the daily telephone call


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:

  • A member of staff will have daily contact with you and your child to first check on how they are in terms of their wellbeing.
  • As always, we will start by looking at the needs of your child and in conversation with you ( the child’s parents/carers) we will come up with a package that is best suited to your child whether that is via our virtual platform or a paper-based package. 
  • This package is flexible, which means that during your daily contact with a member of staff, you or your child can give daily feedback as to how this package is working. Based on that feedback, we can adapt the remote package.
  • The remote package will build in routines and activities that your child is used to doing in school. The intention of this is to provide your child with confidence and give them a sense of familiarity.
  • When creating these bespoke remote packages, we aim to engage our learners by hooking them in through interesting stimuli such as interactive starters, games or videos. 
  • We start with activities that we know our learners can access independently. We do this to ensure the students feel confident and therefore more willing to continue with their remote learning.
  • Small chunks of learning that are interactive, ensure learners will not be overloaded with information and intend to build learning stamina. 


Watch our video below of Ms King (SENCO) talking through the types of activities we plan for students with SEND