Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School



Remote Learning

Remote Learning Parent Feedback Survey

We have received lots of positive feedback for our remote learning offer. Thank you. 

We would like parents to complete the below survey so we can capture the elements that enhance children's learning from home and any areas you think would help children engage further. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNJY8KM

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Short Term Absences

  • When pupils are self-isolating and awaiting test results, the class teacher will provide work for the children to complete at home. The parent should be asked how best this is shared, either via paper copies available for safe collection, emailed to the parent or uploaded onto the school website. This work should be emailed back to the teacher using the homework email address. Teachers may need to communicate with the children while they are absent via telephone.

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 the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.
  • The work set will follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible. Therefore, children at home are not missing learning and should be learning the same content as those children in school.
  • Weekly/daily work will be shared the following day of absence or as soon as possible.

Remote teaching and study time each day. 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 pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Key Stage 1 3 hours
Key Stage 2 4 hours

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

Children who are absent during bubble closures or a national / local lockdown:

  • Teachers will set work for the pupils in their class. This includes work on the school website for all curriculum subjects as per normal weekly timetables. Live teaching via Zoom and screenshare presentations will be used for some subjects. For example, a short video of the teacher delivering a lesson  introduction followed by a task to complete at home is sufficient for a lesson.
  • The work set will follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible. Therefore, children at home are not missing  learning and should be learning the same as those children in school.
  • Zoom links will be shared with parents in advance of 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:

  • Pupils will have access to printed documents of home to support learning. This will mainly be for children who are self-isolating (short-term absence). Children who are absent from school for a longer time (bubble closure) will be able to request to collect a high-quality work pack to support their home learning.
  • School is due to receive an allocation of laptops from the DfE to support pupils learning at home in the event of a bubble closure or national / local lockdown. These will be distributed to pupils who are sharing devices at home or considered to be vulnerable.
  • A lending agreement will be in place between parents and school.
  • Parents can request a high-quality work pack (printed resources) from school.
  • Pupils can submit work via the homework@mackiehill.wakefield.sch.uk email address or drop work off at school. This will be quarantined for 3 days before being accessed by staff.

How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • long-term project work and/or internet research activities


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?

  • We expect pupils to engage with remote learning that is provided by the school.
  • Help and support will be provided from classroom staff.


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

  • Staff will keep registers of children’s online engagement and the work returned to school.
  • Any pupils we do not see or speak to via phone will receive a home visit by the SLT.
  • If there is a concern around the level of engagement from a pupil, a member of the SLT will contact the family.


How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

  • Parent’s should return work via the Homework Mailbox. Teachers will provide personal comments on children’s work which is a considered to be a ‘final piece of writing’ / mathematics independent activity or test / summary piece of work. individual or small group (1-6 pupils) feedback can be shared via Zoom videos or individual phone calls home to address misconceptions.
  • Parents, pupils and teachers can instigate the feedback sessions and parents and pupils are encouraged to request them as and when needed.
  • Teacher’s and support staff may telephone individual families to provide feedback for extended absences.


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:

  • Work will be differentiated for all pupils and additional support access via smaller zoom lessons and personalised resources emailed home or available for collection.

 

‘Live Learning Rules’

for Children and Parents

At Mackie Hill, we uphold high standards of education for your children. We take pride in their achievements, foster their enthusiasm and create fun and engaging lessons for them to enjoy. For this to continue at home, we are asking children and adults to support the ‘Live Learning Rules’ below. Following these rules also ensures that children are safely accessing learning online.

Sign in with your child’s first name ONLY so the can be quickly identified. Unknown names will not be accepted into the lesson.

An adult must be present or available if the child requires any help. (They do not need to be on screen)

Mute your microphone before joining the meeting and keep it muted unless asked to unmute. This helps everyone hear the adult who is teaching.

Do not use the chat facility unless asked to do so.

Ensure you and your child are dressed in appropriate clothing ready to learn.

Do not eat during your lesson.

Consider the background of where your child is positioned.

Be respectful to other participants and always be kind.

Support your child to uphold our normal behaviour expectations.

Do not record the lesson or take photographs of the screen.

Keep mobile telephones out of view and do not use them during the lesson.

By joining a Zoom meeting organised by Mackie Hill School, you agree to follow the rules stated above.

Any breach of these rules, may result in you and your child being removed from the meeting by the host teacher.

Thank you.