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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Remote Education Provision

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

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

  • Our focus for remote learning each day is on key skills lessons ie. Literacy, Maths and one other from other parts of the curriculum, eg. topic, PE, art.
  • The content of the lessons follows the same curriculum as the one taught in school.
  • One day a week will also include an ‘awe and wonder’ challenge.

Remote teaching and study time each day

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

  • Your child will be set 3 tasks that will be spread across the day. Part 1 of the task will be to watch the video or join the zoom link. Part 2 will be to do what’s been asked on the video.  Part 3 will be to extend the task, or to try and do the task independently, or in different settings. 
  • We understand that for some children who may not want to engage, this might take a long time, for others who enjoy learning at home, it might be quicker. If your child completes the tasks quickly, your child may need extension activities.  Please let us know if this is the case.
  • We also expect you to continue to work on your child’s EHCP targets, which includes following your child’s physio plan, and encouraging increasing independence, eg. by helping with lunch, making their bed etc.

Accessing remote education

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

  • Your child will need access to a device, preferably a tablet, or a laptop that uses the internet.
  • As a school, we use Class Dojo to communicate with you, and to share videos and work.
  • We also use Zoom to interact with you through live lessons and registers.
  • There may be other programmes that teachers will want your child to use. They will inform you of these as your child needs them.  If there is a cost to these programmes, school will pay for 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 pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

For those families without:

  • a device - we can lend you a laptop or tablet;
  • access to the internet - we can support you in applying to the Government for devices that enable an internet connection (for example, routers or dongles), or we may be able to lend you a device;
  • access to online learning - we can provide you with printed materials, and can arrange for you to submit your child’s work in paper form.

Please contact the school office for more information: tel: 01535 607038; email: office@beckfootphoenix.org

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely depending on the needs and abilities of each base in school:

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (on Class Dojo)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets, craft packs)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • Set daily routines to support your child’s remote learning and help them to understand the expectations.
  • Read the daily message on Dojo from your child’s teacher so that you know what your child’s objectives/targets for the lesson are.
  • Sit with and encourage your child to watch and take part in the live zoom lessons.
  • Sit with and encourage your child to watch and take part in the recorded lessons.
  • Support your child to do the work, encouraging them to be as independent as possible in achieving their objectives/targets.
  • Send your child’s teacher photos and videos of your child’s work, telling them how your child has done with their targets and how much support they have needed.
  • Tell your child’s teacher if the work is too easy or too hard or if it’s difficult to understand.
  • Tell your child’s teacher if you are struggling with the timing of the lessons, or with getting your child to engage.
  • Message your child’s teacher or contact school explaining why your child has not been able to attend or take part in the lessons.

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

  • Every day your child’s teacher will take a register of who has engaged in the live zoom lessons.
    • If you have not attended the zoom register session, a member of the class staff will contact you, ask you the reasons why, and talk to you about attending the next lesson.
  • Every day, your child’s teacher will also record whether any work has been sent in for your teacher to look at.
    • If you have not sent any work into school, or there is a concern about the amount of work that is being sent in, someone from school will phone you to find out the problems and support you in working out solutions.

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

  • Your child’s work is assessed in two ways:
    • Observing your child working in the live lessons and recording their learning through written observations and by giving it a ‘depth of learning’ score.
    • Looking at the work and evidence of work, ie. Photos and comments, that is sent in on Class Dojo, and awarding it a ‘depth of learning’ score.
  • Your child’s teacher will then use this information to plan future learning and lessons.

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

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 most of our pupils may not be able to access remote education without support from you, as adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • Supportive, solution based conversations
  • Places in school
  • Face to face on line mentoring lessons
  • Lessons focusing on emotional development.