Remote Learning

What is remote learning?

Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School is committed to working in close partnership with families and ensuring that every child has access to a high level of education.

In our school, through our Christian ethos, we appreciate the uniqueness of everyone in our community. We strive for them to meet their full potential with a curriculum that creates a passion and excitement for learning.

Remote learning can occur if a school is made aware of a local outbreak of Covid-19, if children need to isolate due to a positive test or if the child or family member is awaiting a test. Preparations will be made so that learning can still continue and the community can remain safe.

The DfE states that remote education is the following:

Where needed, this (remote learning) is high-quality and safe, and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision. Schools must develop remote education so that it is integrated into school curriculum planning. Remote education may need to be an essential component in the delivery of the school curriculum for some pupils, alongside classroom teaching, or in the case of a local lockdown.

Please see the link below for more information:

Remote Learning Provision

Home and School partnership:

Where possible, it is beneficial for young people to maintain a regular and familiar routine. Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School recommends that each ‘school day’ maintains structure where possible.

We would encourage parents to support their children’s work, including finding an appropriate place to work and, to the best of their ability, support pupils by encouraging them to try their best.

We appreciate that every family will have different experiences if remote learning is required so we will not specify any length of time to be spent on remote learning.

If a child is poorly during their isolation period, there will be no expectation for them to complete any work as they would be considered ‘unfit for school’.

Who is remote learning applicable to?

  • A child is absent because they are awaiting test results and the household is required to self-isolate. The rest of their school bubble are attending school and being taught as normal.
  • A child’s whole bubble is not permitted to attend school because they, or another member of their bubble, have tested positive for Covid-19.

Remote learning will be shared with families when they are absent due to Covid related reasons only.

The main purposes of remote learning are:

Our aims for remote learning:

  • To work in partnership with our families and support their child’s learning, assisting them to understand more clearly what their children are learning in school and the approaches and techniques used.
  • To provide meaningful and ambitious work in a number of different subjects.
  • To teach, reinforce, practice and consolidate learning carried out in the classroom in a range of subjects.
  • To encourage and develop self-discipline and perseverance.
  • To develop research and investigative skills by using their home environment.
  • To further the children’s progress.
  • To increase pupils’ self-esteem and the realisation that their achievements are regarded as important by both home and school.