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Remote Learning FAQs & Guidance

FAQs 

Please find commonly asked questions and answers below. 

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

Pupils will need to log into Show My Homework everyday before 8.55am which is when period 1 begins.   

Pupils may need their school email and password to access Microsoft Teams which is part of Office 365. Some teachers are delivering live lessons using the timings for the school day through Microsoft Teams. Show My Homework instructions will indicate whether Teams will be used. 

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: 

  • Parents and carers can contact enquiries@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk if they need to borrow a laptop or for help with Internet connection. 

  • Paper copies of work will be sent to those who cannot access Show My Homework whilst waiting for support with technology. 

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

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Therefore, it is expected your child follows their school timetable for each day of lessons with the timings of the school day. 

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

We expect that remote education (this includes remote teaching, either live or through interactive PowerPoints and students completing work independently) to take broadly 5 hours each day. 

How will my child be taught remotely? 

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely, if the school is opening as usual then teachers will make the work available that is being taught in lessons, they may not be live or recorded lessons in the same was as if the school was closed: 

  • Recorded interactive PowerPoint 
  • Recorded Videos 
  • Live teaching via Microsoft Teams 
  • Activities to complete using online platforms 
  • Oak National Academy lessons 
  • Booklet work to complete 

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

We have then asked teachers to monitor the engagement of students through the below methods: 

  • Attendance of students at live lessons on Microsoft Teams 
  • Using monitoring tools on Show My Homework and Microsoft Teams 
  • Setting quizzes which shows teachers your child’s performance 
  • Checking if students are submitting work on Microsoft Teams. 
  • Checking the work in booklets on their return to school. 

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 as this has always been our policy in school. Our approach to feedback back on pupil work is as follows: 

  • Whole-class feedback on a pupils return to school. This could be done through questioning or self-marked activities. 
  • Quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms 

Pupils will also receive individual feedback on some work with messages of encouragement and support through either Show My Homework or Microsoft Teams where possible. 

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.  

Any concerns picked up will be passed on to the school SENDCO.