Covid-19 Remote education provision and catch up premium

Prestbury Church of England Primary School

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                                                                                  (Matthew 5v16)    


Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

We we will communciate with parents driectly via Groupcall email as and when remote learning is required, this page simply outlines the general response.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.


The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?


Scenario 2: Your child’s whole bubble is not permitted to attend school because they, or another member of their bubble, have tested positive for Covid-19 OR we enter another ‘lockdown’ with total school closure.

In the event of a bubble isolation or whole school lockdown, the timetable below will be followed. The lesson ending times are a guide only. The teachers will provide input for the lessons and explain the task to your child. For KS2 maths, this will be with the teacher who normally teaches your child in their maths sets and may not necessarily be their class teacher. After the teacher input, the children will then have time to complete the task. At the start of the next lesson the next day, they will self-mark their work. For PE, your child can choose their own activity or access Joe Wicks’ PE lessons on you tube or equivalent. Please note that the video learning sessions will not be facilitated by your child’s class teacher if the teacher is the one experiencing Covid symptoms. We know our parents will understand that the health and wellbeing of our children, families and staff is paramount.

In Nursery and Reception, the children will be offered daily phonics and maths lessons via Zoom. All other inputs will be via videos uploaded on Tapestry which you can access at any time. The lesson ending times are a guide only. Work completed by the children can be uploaded to Tapestry in order for us to provide next steps for your child.





Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?


Where a cohort of children is isolating we will make online live remote learning available the next day and in such circumstances:

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.


Remote teaching and study time each day

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 pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Primary school-aged pupils

Children will be taught broadly in line with the usual school timetable for their age

FS/KS1: 8.55am-2.45pm

KS2 8.55amd -3.00pm

See example timetables below:



KS1/KS2 Timetable in the event of a whole bubble or the whole school isolating (scenario 2):








Zoom Worship

Zoom worship

Zoom worship

Zoom Community Worship

Zoom celebration worship

9.40 – 10.00

Spellings/Sounds (teacher led, via Zoom)

KS1 - your child’s sounds teacher will provide input for their group as the groups are different to their class for some children.

10.10 – 10.50

                                                  English (teacher led, via Zoom)                                         


Screen break/outside time/snack

11.10 – 11.50

Maths (teacher-led via Zoom)

KS2 - your child’s maths teacher will provide input for their set as the sets are different to their class for some children.


Screen break/outside time/snack


Topic (teacher-led via Zoom)

RE (teacher-led via Zoom)

Topic (teacher-led via Zoom)

KS1: Music

KS2: French

(both teacher-led via Zoom)

PSHE (teacher lead via Zoom)








EYFS Timetable in the event of a whole bubble or the whole school isolating (scenario 2):








Zoom Worship

Zoom worship

Zoom worship

Zoom Community Worship

Zoom celebration worship

9.40 – 10.00

Phonics (teacher led, via Zoom)

Reception - your child’s phonics teacher will provide input for their group as the groups are different to their class for some children.


Continuous provision / screen break/ time outside/ snack


Literacy (teacher led via video on Tapestry)      

Share the video with your child and complete writing task – please upload completed work to Tapestry. 


Personal, Social and Emotional/ Communication and Language activities will be provided via Tapestry


Please note all focused activities last a maximum of 20 minutes in Reception and 10 minutes in Nursery. We encourage all children to apply their new learning through play and the activities suggested via Tapestry will reflect this.





Maths (teacher-led via Zoom)


Maths inputs will be taught in classes; your child will be set a task to complete. Please upload completed work to Tapestry.


Continuous provision / screen break/ time outside/ snack


PE (children to choose their own physical activity or access Joe Wicks’ PE lessons on YouTube)


Understanding the World/ Expressive Arts and Design activities to be provided via Tapestry


RE and circle time inputs to be delivered via Tapestry or Zoom


Handwriting practise

Story time



Accessing remote education

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


We will deliver the live teaching via zoom and resources linked to the lessons will be either emailed to parents or available on the school website.


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:


Thus far we know that all of our families have been able to access the online learning. If this is not possible for any reason please so, do contact the school and one of the following will be put in place:

  • If available, the school will lend a laptop –via contacting your child’s class teacher
  • Or printed materials may be provided if online access is not possible
  •  If you do not have online access, work would be submitted by dropping off at school (if possible) and arranged with the class teacher.




How will my child be taught remotely?

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


  • . mainly via live teaching (online lessons)
  • as part of the live lessons, teachers may use 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?


  •  We expect all children to engage fully with the remote education (unless they are not well enough)
  • We expect parents to support their children in accessing remote education and to support the school in reinforcing positive behaviour and attitudes to learning.


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


In this section, please set out briefly:

  • we will check Children’s engagement with remote education daily – taking a ‘register’ for each lesson.
  • When we have a concern in regard to engagement with remote leaning we will contact the parent within 24 hours.


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

Ffeedback can take many forms and may 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 pupil work is as follows:


In this section, please set out briefly:

  • Formative assessment will take place as it does in school, with feedback, marking etc. taking place during the lesson and this will be daily.
  • Some pieces of work may be marked within a 48-hour timescale e.g. extended pieces of writing.



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 some pupils, for example some pupils 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 pupils in the following ways:


1:1 support if your child receives 1:1 support and are isolating as part of a bubble, a more bespoke programme of support will be set up. This may include phone calls / video chats with your child’s 1:1 support. They will usually be expected to still complete the learning set for the whole class.



Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

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


Scenario 1: Your child (and their siblings if they are also attending Prestbury C of E Primary) is absent because they are awaiting test results and/or household is required to self-isolate. The rest of their school bubble are attending school and being taught as normal.

Teachers will be teaching within school so will not be able to provide lessons via Zoom. For English and maths, we will provide links to White Rose maths and English Pobble 365 for your children to access. Afternoon lesson tasks will also be emailed to you; these may relate to the topic being studied that term, or be RE focused. We would not expect your child to do the work if they are not well enough to do so.

For children in Nursery and Reception suggested work will be available via Tapestry from the weekly planning that is posted each week. You will also have access to a document which details useful websites and resources should you wish to access them.

The main difference is that the children will not have live teaching as the teachers will be teaching the children in school.

Details for the planned spending for the Catch up premium may be found in the document  below. 


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Contact the School

Prestbury C.E Primary School

Bollin Grove, Prestbury
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK10 4JJ

Main Contact: David Capener Headteacher

Tel: 01625 469630

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