Mountfields Lodge School

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Mountfields Lodge School

Remote Learning

Every school is expected to publish guidance for parents/carers in the event of 'remote learning' becoming a necessity for the school.

In recent times this has been linked, almost exclusively, to the COVID pandemic and although we are aware that the pandemic has apparently 'passed' we are also very aware that local outbreaks may still be a reality for schools and communities in the futre.

Therefore, we have maintained this website page and will use it, and develop it, as necessary. 

The information in this Plan/Policy is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education.
This plan will be applied in the following instances:

· An individual is self-isolating because of a positive test within the household;

· A group of children (‘bubble’) are self-isolating because of a case of coronavirus in the class;

· There is a local or national Lockdown of school due to an increase in the R number and transmission rates as determined by Public health England and the Government

The plan complies with the expectations and principles outlined in the DFE document Guidance for Full Opening of Schools


The following ‘key questions’ are answered in the Plan/Policy and help outline our response to a need for remote learning:

  •  What should be expected in terms of immediate remote education in the first day or two of a pupil being sent home?
  • After the first few days will a pupil be broadly taught the same curriculum as they would as if they were in school?
  • How long can a pupil expect to spend completing the work set by school?
  • How will a pupil access the online remote education the school is providing?
  • If a pupil does not have access to digital access at home, how will school support them?
  • How will a pupil be taught remotely?
  • What are the school’s expectations for a pupil’s engagement and support that parents/carers should provide at home?
  • How will school check whether a pupil is engaging with their work and how will parents/carers be informed if there are concerns?
  • How will the work and progress of a pupil be assessed?
  • How will school help a pupil who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?