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This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require students to remain at home.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to students at home?

A student’s first two days of being educated remotely will look different from our standard approach, we will initially prioritise providing work from English and Maths, while we take all necessary actions to prepare if we must deliver a longer period of remote teaching.

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school. Students should follow their normal school timetable.

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 students broadly 3 hours each day. We understand that accessing work remotely via digital devices in a busy household can be challenging, and so we have tailored our approach accordingly.

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

We use Teams to deliver our Remote Learning. Please contact school via e-mail [email protected] if you or your child requires any support with this.

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 students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education:

  • students and parents and carers can contact school if they require access to any printed materials

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:

  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • online assessment packages such as Educake, Carousel, Sparks Maths and Seneca Learning
  • independent study tasks using knowledge organisers

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 log in promptly in the morning. Students should then complete the set work for the day. Please can you support your child by ensuring they are out of bed and ready to work by 8.30 am.

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

Teachers will monitor engagement with work and assessment scores via our usual processes. We will follow our usual communication procedures if there are concerns about your child’s progress and engagement with work.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and will not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows:

  • Regular online assessment via digital platforms such as Sparks Maths, Carousel, Educake, and Seneca Learning. Students will receive instant feedback once the assessment has been completed.
  • Longer written answers at GCSE and A-level may be set and feedback will follow the normal school assessment and feedback processes.

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 students, for example 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 students in the following ways:

  • Providing home contact
  • Differentiated resources


Guiseley School will continue to operate within the guidance issued throughout Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023), Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings (2022) and our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy. Refresher training will be provided to all staff and students in the event the school moves to remote learning.

Delivery and supporting resources will, wherever possible, take place through the Guiseley School network which will ensure an appropriate level of filtering and monitoring. Safeguarding staff will on a rota that covers all core teaching hours and allows an immediate response to any safeguarding concerns.