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Remote Learning Offer from Coley Primary School

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.


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:


  • Phonics (daily 20 minutes)
  • Reading (daily 20minutes)
  • Writing (daily as set)
  • Maths (daily as set)
  • Other curriculum areas (daily as set)


  • Phonics (daily 20 minutes)
  • Reading (daily 20minutes)
  • Writing (daily as set)
  • Spelling (x3 lessons per week for 15mins each lesson)
  • Handwriting (x3 lessons per week for 15mins each lesson)
  • Maths (daily as set)
  • Other curriculum areas (daily as set)


  • Reading (daily 20minutes)
  • Writing (daily 1 hour)
  • Spelling (x3 lessons per week for 15mins each lesson)
  • Handwriting (x3 lessons per week for 15mins each lesson)
  • Maths (daily 1 hour)
  • Science (x2 lessons per week for 45minutes each lesson)
  • Other curriculum areas (x3 lessons per week for 45 minutes each lesson)


Accessing remote education

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


Log in to Teams via Microsoftoffice.com

You will need the log on details provided to you from school (Check the sticker in your child’s reading record book)

If you need further help please email: admin@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk or email your child’s class teacher who will be able to support you further




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:


  • We have issued our 17 laptops provided by the DFE as well as Vodafone Sim cards for additional free data. We are also able to support with further data needs. Please email admin.coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk for further assistance in this matter.
  • We are providing paper based learning materials to those children that are unable to get online or for families where devices are shared between siblings etc.
  • Students can email or send photographs of learning completed on paper or to send paper learning back to school for the teacher to see.


How will my child be taught remotely?

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


Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • 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?


It is also important that you:

  • Take regular breaks from schoolwork (e.g. every hour, take a ten-minute break).
  • Make yourself a plan for your school day and stick to it if you can – don’t worry if you stray off path!
  • Set some small goals for the day.
  • Keep a school routine – you could start and finish at a certain time every day.
  • Avoid doing schoolwork in your bedroom.
  • Make it as much like a school day as possible – you could take your lunch and break time at the same times as you would at school.
  • Avoid background distractions, e.g. the TV – this will make you more productive!


Contact us on your behalf via email if you are struggling with your schoolwork.


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


  • We will be completing in school registers to see how much home learning is taking place via TEAMS as well as checking the number of assignments that are being returned to the teacher.
  • We will be checking that paper packs are being collected and used with children that are not accessing online learning.
  • We will get in touch via phone, text or email when we are concerned that children are not engaged in learning. We will be checking to see how we can support you further in enabling engagement.
  • When we are unable to make contact with families or if we are concerned that there are other attendance issues related to online/remote learning we will seek the support of the Education Welfare Officer to help further in this matter.
  • If you have concerns or worries about engagement please contact your child’s class teacher or email head@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk for further help and support.


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:


  • We will be able to offer ‘chat’ feedback via messages and feedback in TEAMs
  • We will be able to offer live chat feedback in lessons
  • We will be able to offer feedback via email and through regular phone calls home.


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:


  • Please contact our SEND Lead Mrs Budd for further support and guidance by emailing deputy@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk
  • Children with EHCPs or additional needs that will be better supported in school have been contacted and invited to attend school in person. If you feel that you may need a school place based on SEND needs, please get in touch.
  • Where possible teachers will endeavor to support children with additional needs via remote and paper pack learning provided.