Southfield Junior School


Remote Learning

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 where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

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.

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?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, P.E. has been adapted so that any equipment needed can be found in the typical household.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • Live teaching sessions that are staggered to enable the sharing of devices between families with siblings in different year groups
  • Recorded teaching. E.g. the live teaching at the beginning of the day is recorded and posted for children that cannot attend the live teaching launch, video recordings are made by the teachers, audio recordings are made by teachers
  • Curriculum work to be completes is posted to an appropriate online platform
  • Websites that support the teaching of specific subjects or areas 
  • Reading book at home
  • Undertaking small research tasks


In the event of remote learning, further information will be shared.