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Remote Learning Offer

We are currently able to offer face-to-face learning to all pupils and therefore, there is no need to offer remote learning.  However, were we to need to we would follow the following principles and practices:

Where a class, group or a small number of pupils need to access learning from home for reasons that do not prevent them from taking part in learning activities, the school can provide support to minimise the effects of lost learning time.  

Aims of remote teaching:

  • Teachers set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in the full range of subjects in their normal curriculum

  • Teachers provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher through live lessons or pre-recorded content

  • Teachers adapt teaching in response to questions or assessments

Aims of remote learning:

  • Pupils have access to a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject

  • Pupils have access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos and that are linked to the school’s curriculum

  • Pupils have access to online tools that allow interaction, assessment and feedback, 

How could my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of approaches to teach pupils remotely, here are 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)

  •  Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home

  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

How is my child kept safe online? 

  • Live lessons will be recorded by the teacher

  • Pupils that are not allowed to have their picture shared publicly can keep their camera turned off

  • Pupils should speak with a trusted adult if they come across content online that makes them uncomfortable. 

How can I get in contact about remote learning?

If you have any questions or queries about remote learning or need technical support, please get in touch with the school office:  and they will be happy to help.

Where can I find the remote learning policy? This is attached below.

Link to DfE expectations

What technical support is there for parents?

A website has been set up with videos and guides to support you in using google platforms and tapestry. Available here:

  • Support for those using Oak National Academy found here.

  • Specialist lessons can be found here.

  • Specialist therapies can be found here.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?


We recognise that not everyone will have access to a suitable device at home. To support remote learning in the event of children not being in school we have a flexible, but limited resource of google chromebooks to loan out to children whilst they are at home. Please contact the school office if you do not have access to a device at home. In addition to this we may be able to provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks.

What support is there for my child’s mental health?

Supporting good mental health:


This is a free text support helpline for all ages so it is relevant for young people and parents.


Supporting positive

mental health in teenagers

The Children’s Society 

Advice for young people from young people.

Young Minds 

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Dorset Mind Your Head 

Supporting young people’s wellbeing in Dorset.

Keep Your Head 

Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults

Dorset MIND 

Useful for signposting and self care tips


Details of places you can go if you're a young person looking for support or information.

CAMHS resources 

Downloadable self-help guides that we hope may be useful to you.

Headspace app or online 

Mindfulness for your everyday life.

Stress less. Move more. Sleep soundly.


Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust 

Good mental health resources for young people and parents in need during the current crisis.