Lancasterian Primary School

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    Remote Education - Children Working From Home
    Individual Remote Education Guidelines for Parents/Carers

    Remote education is the provision which is put in place by the school when: a class, group, small number of pupils or an individual pupil needs to self-isolate due to Coronavirus symptoms or infection; or there is a local or national lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home. Children who are at home because they are unwell are not expected to engage in remote education until they feel better.

    There are two main situations in which a child at Lancasterian Primary School may need to access remote education:


    1. they are individually isolating at home because they or a member of their household has developed Coronavirus symptoms or infection;


    1. ​they are at home due to wider isolating of pupils because a bubble of children or the whole school has had to close as a result of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the school, or because there is a local or national lockdown.

    The school’s approach to remote education is therefore outlined in a two-strand approach: Individual Remote Education and Wider Remote Education.


    Whilst we continue to develop our full Remote Education Policy (which will include our approach to Wider Remote Education), this section outlines our interim measures for Individual Remote Education, i.e. when a child is individually isolating at home because they or a member of their household has developed Coronavirus symptoms or infection. 


    Individual Remote Education


    Individual remote education will be provided through the resources available via The Oak National Academy, which caters for all primary pupils including those in the early years. The Oak National Academy provides a bank of around 10,000 free, high-quality lessons and resources combining videos, quizzes and worksheets which are available throughout 2020/21. Created by practising teachers, these cater for children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6, as well as specialist lessons for students with special/additional needs. It is very easy to use. Lessons are scheduled across each term, there’s no login or password, pupils can access lessons on any device, and they only need materials they can find at home.


    Parents/carers will need to support their children to access remote education through The Oak National Academy website (

    Parents/carers should navigate to the lesson/resources relevant to their child’s age and ability, according to the ‘Schedule’ set out by Oak


    Children must complete each day one lesson of each of the following:

    • English (Literacy in EYFS)
    • Maths
    • Other (e.g. Geography, Understanding the World)


    Children with Special/Additional Needs should do any lessons from the ‘Specialist Classroom’ on The Oak National Academy website, according to their needs and preferences.


    Where parents/carers are having difficulty with navigating The Oak National Academy website, they should call the school to ask to speak to the Deputy Head Teacher for further guidance and support.


    For children with no access to devices or internet we will put in place a plan of further support once we have the results of the survey regarding devices/internet which was sent out early in the autumn term – please return this if you have not already done so. Our aim is to have a full Remote Education Policy in place by autumn half term.


    Navigating The Oak National Academy Website

    Open up the oakNational Academy webpage at and follow the instructions as listed below


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