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Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents

This information is intended to inform you about what you can expect from remote education at EGA. 

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?

Students will follow their same timetable of live lessons.  Lessons will start as soon as is reasonable after students have been sent home. 

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?

Students will continue to follow the same curriculum as they would 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?

The live lessons will be 40 minutes long. There will be a 10 minute break between each lesson. The timetable of the day is as follows: 

9.15am: Period 1

10.05am: Period 2

10.55am: Break 

11.15am: Tutor Time

11.35am: Period 3

12.25pm: Period 4

1.15pm: Lunch Break

1.55pm: Period 5

2.45pm: Period 6

Only exam classes will be set work outside these hours. That includes Year 11, Year 10 options and Year 9 French and Spanish. 

Accessing remote education

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

All students will have access to Chromebooks under our ‘Chromebooks for all’ scheme.  Lessons will be delivered by google classroom.  Other resources will also be posted in google classroom. Educake may be used for quizzing purposes in some subjects. If you need to purchase or lease a chromebook please contact Mr Shemoon on david.shemoon@egas.islingotn.sch.uk.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

For those who require support with Wifi, we can provide dongles. Please contact Mr Shemoon on david.shemoon@egas.islington.sch.uk  If there are other reasons why students cannot access online learning, we will provide workpacks. In this case, please contact your daughter’s Head of Year. Paper based work can be posted to the school or sent as a photograph. 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use live lessons as the principle means of teaching remotely. Students may be asked to work online (eg: on google docs.)  They may also be asked to write or draw on paper and either show or send that to their teacher. 

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 the same  high levels of attendance, engagement and commitment to learning as in face to face education. A register will be taken every lesson and parents will receive a daily report of their daughter’s attendance, 

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

Students’ engagement and work will be monitored in lessons via their participation, retrieval tasks and by reading and assessing their work.  Where the standard of engagement drops, parents will be contacted by the class teacher or the Head of Year. 

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

Quizzes either on google forms, Educake or other platforms will be used to assess students' knowledge of the curriculum. There will be extended paragraph or essay practice in some subjects.  Feedback will be given either as a whole class or on individual pieces of work. 

Feedback could be daily or weekly or after online assessments. 

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:

There will be regular contact from the SENCo. Where appropriate and desired, paper copies will be sent out.  Teachers can set targeted work via google classroom. There will be smaller interventions groups for some students. 

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? 

Students who are self isolating can continue to access live lessons in the same way as students who are not self isolating.