St Edwards Catholic

Remote Learning

Remote education at St Edward’s CJS


Children will be able to access Remote Education via Google Classrooms. Written work can be completed in the Home Learning Book or online using Google docs.

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Teachers adapt learning depending on the subject as necessary. For example we do not expect pupils to have access to equipment for Science or PE which is available in school.

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

Work set should take your child between 4 and 5 hours each day to complete.

Accessing remote education

Children access their daily timetable, including Live Lessons, via Google Classrooms.

They will also be able to access the following platforms daily and as required:

Accelerated Reader




Times Tables Rock Stars


My Maths


Other – teacher will provide information


Pupils already have logins for programmes. If you experience any difficulties please contact your child’s teacher via  the Year Group email.

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:

Parents should contact the school learning mentor via the school office We have a limited number of devices which can be loaned to pupils. School can also advise if other devices can be used to access Google classrooms. Children have been given a Home Learning Book which can be replaced if necessary.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a range of approaches including live lessons on Google classrooms; work set which may include video clips; work to be completed online and work to be completed in Home Learning books as well as the learning platforms listed above.

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

We expect that your child will be engaged on work set through Google classrooms for 4 to 5 hours per day. Teachers upload a daily timetable which sets the tasks for the day including online resources. This can be varied to suit the needs of the family. The programme will include live lessons, independent learning tasks, and activity breaks. Children can ask questions via the classrooms to ask for support from the teacher. Pupils are expected to turn in and upload completed work either using Google docs or by submitting a photo of handwritten work.

Teachers have a timetabled day each week to make phone calls to families if there are concerns. We have found that working in partnership with parents has been the most effective way of increasing engagement.

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

Teachers respond to questions and mark and return work through the day. Work completed on paper can be photographed and uploaded to the Google classroom for marking. Teachers aim to provide feedback daily using a range of methods via Google classrooms.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

Pupils with EHCPs are encouraged to attend school. Pupils with Learning Support Plans continue to have access to online support programmes such as Lexia and Numbots. Progress and engagement are monitored. Parents may receive additional phone calls and targeted resources to support home learning. Teachers work to set work that can be independently accessed by all pupils.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Pupils who are isolating should continue to follow the curriculum via Google classroom although live lessons are only available when the whole class are isolating or during lockdown. Children who are sick are not expected to complete school work but they may wish to watch BBC Lockdown Learning and continue to read or listen to books, depending on how they are feeling.



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