Remote education provision: Information for parents

Hi everyone,

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. 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?

Immediately after school closure, pupils will receive a paper work pack with enough work for at least one week and an exercise book. In addition, all class website pages contain links to some activities that children can undertake at home to practice their basic skills. Children can also access further learning activities immediately through their ‘Purple Mash’ and ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ accounts. All pupils have a Microsoft Teams account and have been taught how to log in. One day after school closure, teachers will schedule a Microsoft Teams meeting with the children and parents or share further instructions through documents and messages. The teacher will discuss the remote learning arrangements and expectations. This information will also be shared through the school’s communication channels. Teachers will share a timetable of learning, including when any further meetings between the children and teacher will take place. Specific times to log on for any directed learning will be shared.

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 wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example; there may be an increased focus on strengthening ‘basic skills’; practical activities such as scientific investigations or clay modelling would need changing or adapting due to the nature of remote learning, PE sessions from home, etc.

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

Contact the school

Sandbach Primary Academy

Crewe Rd


Cheshire, CW11 4NS

Tel: 01270 918922