Education

Self Evaluation – RAG Rate your school’s Remote Learning

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REMOTE EDUCATION

OFSTED October 2020 DfE published temporary continuity direction under Coronavirus Act 2020

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Remote curriculum is linked to our school’s curriculum expectations
Remote teaching uses and gives access to high quality on line and offline resources
On line tools are consistently used across the school
Printed resources for pupils who don’t have suitable online access
Adapted teaching offer for pupils who are not able to access remote education (eg SEND, younger pupils)
Tasks set are meaningful and ambitious
Tasks are set in a number of different subjects EACH day
Curriculum is planned and well-sequenced and knowledge and skills are built incrementally
Content is explained frequently – by a teacher in our school, or high quality curriculum resources or videos
A system is in place to check how well pupils are progressing
Teachers are clear about how regularly they are expected to check children’s work
Teachers adjust the pace or difficulty of teaching in response to assessments carried out
Remote education programme is equivalent to the core teaching that would take place in school
Remote education programme includes daily contact with teachers (aspirational)
LICENSING
We have appropriate licenses for staff and pupils to access the chosen learning platforms and software
SOFTWARE SETTINGS
The settings for software our school intends to use have been checked
PROTECTING ACCESS TO LEARNING
Our Remote Education Policy explains how our school users share access passwords/links
Our users know they must avoid using the same password for different sites & users
Our users know they must avoid publically publishing passwords
Our users are aware that our school connections are filtered but home connections are not
SAFEGUARDING
Procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns have been updated (e.g. COVID Addendum to policy)
Staff responsibilities relating to safeguarding clearly communicated (e.g. signed policy read & understood)
ALL staff understand how to report and seek help (e.g. signed policy read & understood)
TRAINING
Staff have received training and opportunities to practise using software/systems we intend to use
Staff training on effective pedagogies they can use in an online environment has taken place (aspirational)
Training for parents in school methodology using eg podcasts or videos has taken place (aspirational)
SUITABLILITY OF STAFF
Appropriate pre-employment checks on any staff who are new to school have been conducted
MONITORING & ASSESSMENT
Leaders have clearly defined how they will monitor remote learning (e.g. joint access, passwords, logs)
COMMUNICATION
Clear communication about what we will provide and what we expect back from pupils and home
All policies affected by remote learning have been updated (e.g. curriculum, E-Safety, IT Acceptable Use)
Staff, pupils and parents are clear about what the Remote Learning Policy means to them
CYBER SECURITY
Users know they need to keep back-ups up to date
Appropriate virus protection is in place for our infrastructure
Endpoint users are fully protected
Staff and pupils know about scams, protecting passwords and local policies relating to infrastructure
Staff and pupils do not use USB sticks
We manage our user population, (e.g. delete ex-staff no longer on systems/collect fobs etc)

 

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