Remote education provision: information for parents - this information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/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.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
Phoenix Academy will expect all students to continue working on their PACE’s the same as at school. We will endeavour to supply all materials, such as PACES and goal cards to you. We will also supply you with the contact details of a designated member of staff, allocated to work remotely with your child.
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 will continue the same PACE curriculum remotely as we do in school.
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:
Junior age students 5-10
We expect your child to be working for 4 hours each day, and this should be broken up with regular breaks
Senior age students 11-14
We expect your child to be working for 4.5 hours each day, and this should be broken up with regular breaks
ICCE Students 14+
We expect your child to be working for 6 hours each day, and this should be broken up with regular breaks
Accessing remote education. How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
PACE work does not require online learning. The ACE curriculum will allow students to work independently from home however we will put the following in place:
· Your child will have a designated member of staff to be their contact on a daily basis
· During the daily contact, each subject will be looked at. The student will be able to use this time to discuss any problems and have their work quizzed and scored.
· Pace tests and new PACE’s will be issued by parents following the teacher’s instructions.
· All students will be encouraged to attend a weekly class zoom call to help them stay in touch with their peers and enjoy fun activities.
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. However, PACE work does not require the internet to complete.
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 our students to available daily to work with their teacher at the agreed time.
We expect our students to begin the school day at the same time as at school. To maintain healthy sleep and work patterns.
We expect parents to reinforce the school’s expectations and to help with the issuing of new books and the governance of completing PACE tests.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Phoenix Academy will know by reviewing the evidence of completed PACES and the scores achieved, if a student is fully engaging and working to the same standard as at school. If we identify that a student is struggling in any subject then we will immediately speak to the parent/carer and together, work out a way to resolve the issue.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
The curriculum used is robust in ensuring that the student has understood the work being taught allowing them to either progress to the next level or receive extra support.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils - If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Unless a student has symptoms and becomes unwell, there will be no changes to the expectations for them to complete their work. The student can be isolating and still do their PACES. If the child contracts COVID 19 and is unwell then we will work with the parent/carer to work out an individual plan of support for them.