Remote education should only ever be considered as a last resort where a decision has already been made that attendance at school is not possible, but pupils are able to continue learning.
At Braishfield, we believe that high attendance is clearly linked to high performance. Being in school is our priority for all our learners. We will only use remote education in exceptional circumstances, including school closures or restrictions on attendance, where whole school access for pupils is restricted or individual cases where a pupil is unable to attend school but is able to learn.
However, we are pleased that, over recent years, our competence and confidence in the use of online platforms and technology has increased. We offer a choice of face-to-face or remote parent/carer appointments and will regularly upload homework for older pupils, as well as using paper-based systems.
We use Google Classroom for remote learning at Braishfield and do so in line with the current Government non-statutory guidance. From Year 1 upwards, all children can access their class Google Classroom, which is be used in an increasingly regular way as your child progresses up the school. This also prepares them for secondary schools, where digital platforms are regularly used.
For more information on remote education, please see the latest Department for Education guidance below.