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Remote Learning

JHS is dedicated to consistently providing a diverse and stimulating education, along with robust pastoral support, should children need to undertake a period of remote learning due to school closure.

Three principles form the foundation of remote learning at JHS:

  • No student should be denied the opportunity to learn while not in school due to a lack of technology at home.
  • It is imperative that vulnerable children and those with SEND receive tailored support to prevent any regression in their progress.
  • Teaching practices should include both remote learners and those in school to ensure that the workload of school staff is manageable, and their well-being is safeguarded. This statement is subject to regular review and will be updated as necessary.

    Teaching and Learning expectations

    It is anticipated that remote education, encompassing both remote teaching and independent study, will generally require about five hours per day from pupils.

    Accessing remote education

    Microsoft Teams will be utilised by students in the event that remote education becomes necessary. If online access is limited or unavailable for the student, paper-based learning packs will be supplied.

    send support

    We understand that some students may not be able to engage in remote education without adult assistance at home. We recognise the challenges this may impose on families, and we are committed to working with parents and carers to support these students in the following ways:

    Distributing activity packs for SEND children tailored to their individual provision documents.

    Supplying resource packs to aid learning and comprehension based on individual needs.

    Evaluating the children's submitted work and providing constructive feedback.

    Conducting regular phone calls or contact with the family to monitor the children's progress, as well as their physical and mental well-being, carried out by the class teacher, tutor, or teaching assistant, with some calls made by the SENDCo.


    Feedback can manifest in various forms and doesn't necessarily require detailed written comments for each child. Methods such as whole-class feedback or quizzes graded automatically through digital platforms are equally valid and effective, amongst others. Our strategy for providing feedback on student work is as follows:

    Regular ongoing assessments

    Written or recorded comments

    Whole class feedback videos

    Next steps on some pieces of work

    Some work children mark themselves using answers given the next day

    Feedback in assemblies and live sessions

    Quizzes where children get immediate feedback