Remote education provision – Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham
Pupils can access their remote learning via Microsoft Teams.
Information for parents and carers
Pupils may need to learn remotely if they are sent home from school to self-isolate, or if
there is a full lockdown.
The following information is a brief summary of how your child will learn at home. More
detail is included in the school’s Remote Learning Policy.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
When pupils are sent home to self-isolate, they will be provided with details of how to
access their lessons online. They will also be provided with any materials that they need in
addition to those that they will access through MS Teams.
All pupils will have a personal reading book to continue reading at home.
The expectation is that pupils will access remote lessons as soon as their period of self isolation begins.
Remote teaching and study time each day
We expect that pupils will spend the same amount of time working on a remote education
day as they would in school. This is because they will be following the usual school
timetable for their lessons and completing independent learning / homework that arises
Accessing remote education
Remote lessons will be delivered using Microsoft Teams (MS Teams). Your son has been
taught how to access the site and how to login for lessons.
We will continue to use learning platforms including Hegarty Maths, Educake (Science) and
EdPuzzle (Computer Science/ Creative iMedia) and Seneca Learning. Pupils have been
shown how to access these sites. Materials from Oak National Academy may be used on
occasion to support pupils’ learning.
We are very grateful to parents for providing devices on which their children can access
lessons and resources. We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access
Please inform the school office (email@example.com ) if your child does not
have a laptop/tablet on which to work, or if you do not have internet access at home. We
will do our best to support you.
If pupils do not have online access, they will be provided with hard copy work packs, which
will need to be collected from school.
Pupils who cannot submit work online will be asked to keep all their work in their exercise
books / workbooks and arrangements will be made for this to be delivered to their teachers.
Remote teaching will be delivered through live lessons in the vast majority of cases. This will
involve simultaneous direct teaching by subject teachers (who could be teaching from the
physical classroom or from home if self-isolating) to their pupils (who could be learning in
the physical classroom or at home).
Direct input from the teacher may be supplemented with some recorded material (such as
video lessons from Oak National Academy, or videos recorded by class teachers which may
be the most appropriate way of teaching particular aspects of work, such as practical
demonstrations in science).
Pupils will need to spend some parts of lessons writing in their workbooks or completing
activities that involve physical resources. These will be provided by the school. Some
activities will involve pupils completing work on their devices and saving or uploading it.
Some subjects, such as PE and Art, do not lend themselves to online learning in the same
way as others. Teachers will take into account the difficulties pupils may have in completing
physical activity in a confined space and provide alternative suitable learning for pupils who
are learning online.
Where pupils are expected to use textbooks, the relevant material from them will be made
In some cases, pupils will have textbooks or paper-based resources issued by school to
support their learning and they should use these as directed by their teachers.
Intervention classes will continue as per normal timetable.
Engagement and feedback
We have the same high expectations of pupils’ behaviour when they are learning remotely
as we do when they are learning in school. The STAR values should be consistently
maintained. All pupils have been taught the protocols for working online and staying safe.
Codes of conduct for remote learning have been given to pupils, parents and staff. The
school will alert you in the event of poor behaviour or non-attendance.
We value your support for your child’s wellbeing and learning. Please continue to ensure
that they follow good routines, including getting enough sleep and time away from screens.
We will keep a careful check on your child’s remote learning. We will inform you (by text or
phone call) if your child misses lessons that they are expected to attend. We will phone your
child at least once per week during their time learning remotely to check on their progress
and wellbeing. We will inform you if we have concerns about your child’s work.
Assessment and feedback
For all key stages and subjects, homework will be submitted via MS Teams Assignments.
Students will be able to either type their work or submit pictures of written work via this
function. Students can attach documents, videos and pictures via the MS Teams
In addition, some homework will be set via Educake for Science, via Hegarty Maths for
Mathematics and EdPuzzle for Computer Science/ Creative iMedia.
Students will be set deadline dates for assignments which will be indicated on the MS Teams
Assignments function. Where students fail to meet the deadline, parents/ guardians will be
contacted via a text message/phone call.
Feedback for assignments can take many forms. Sometimes your child will receive written
individual feedback. Some feedback will be given on a whole-class basis and sometimes your
child may complete quizzes that are marked automatically via digital platforms.
End of half term assessments will be given in live format during lesson time using MS forms
or a digital platform such as Kahoot or Educake. These will be time-limited and mirror the
assessments the students would have received in school. Assessments will be marked and
graded as per usual procedure. Students will then receive feedback for their work during a
misconception/ re-teach lesson online.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
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:
Provision on individual/ small group support during MS Teams lessons; where necessary
students may be given time to work in breakout rooms during lesson time. In this case
teachers may assign a teaching assistant to support pupils during individual work in the
Provision of differentiated work matched to individual targets; all teachers will continue to
provide differentiated work during lesson to match the needs of the pupils in the class.
Enhanced induction for MS Teams access; if students are struggling to access MS Teams,
Heads of Year will work through the process on an individual basis with the student.