Remote Learning Curriculum Design – A Blended Learning Approach
Statement of intent
At Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote working – whether for an individual pupil or many. The school vision ‘Learn, Love, Live: Without Limits’ is interwoven within our curriculum intent and design. We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring that all pupils have access to the learning resources and support they need to succeed.
Where a class, group or a small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or local restrictions require pupils to remain at home, school will offer immediate remote education (by the next school day).
Through the implementation of our remote Learning Policy, we aim to:
- Minimise the disruption to pupils’ education and the delivery of the curriculum.
- Teach 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 so that pupils can progress through the school’s curriculum.
- Align remote education to the planned school curriculum and link to our curriculum drivers of ‘culture, possibilities and diversity.’
- Use digital platforms consistently across the school in order to allow for high quality teaching and learning interactions, assessment and feedback.
- Set work on the learning platforms Class Dojo and Purple Mash (Year 1 to Year 6) and Tapestry (Nursery and Reception) and provide feedback to children around their learning and next steps.
- Set meaningful and ambitious tasks and activities so that pupils have work each day in a number of different subjects which reflects the curriculum sequence which would be taught in school.
- Ensure provision is in place so that all pupils have access to high quality learning resources both off-line and online including teaching videos.
- Be responsive to children’s learning by adjusting the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments of children or feedback from parents.
- Differentiate work to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum that is suitably accessible and challenging to all pupils; especially children with SEND.
- Provide school-owned laptops accompanied by a user agreement or printed resources, such as workbooks, to support learning for pupils who do not have suitable online access – supplemented with other forms of communication to keep pupils on track or answer questions about work.
- Ensure all pupils have the provision they need to complete their work to the best of their ability, and to remain happy, healthy, and supported during periods of remote learning.
- Monitor children’s engagement on a daily basis and remain in regular communication with parents via Class Dojo, Tapestry or telephone
For more information about what to expect in the event of a national or local school closure, class bubble closure or individual isolation periods, please read the Parents' Information document below, alongside the Pupil Remote Learning Policy, which is under regular review.