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Ongar Primary School

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Remote Learning Provision


   Ongar Primary School

Remote education provision: 

information for parents


Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education.


The remote curriculum:

The senior leader with overarching responsibility for the quality and delivery of remote education is Mrs Debbie Attridge, the Headteacher

Application of remote learning plan


We will provide remote education to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance. This might include:

  • occasions when it is not possible for Ongar Primary to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government
  • occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness

In these circumstances pupils we will ensure pupils have access to remote education as soon as reasonably practicable, in proportion to the length of absence and disruption to their learning.

In the event of a whole school closure, or reduced staffing capacity, a pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach. This is while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching. This may mean we provide links to external sources, use paper packs or work books.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We are following government guidance with regard to quantity of work: Key Stage 1 will be provided with around three hours a day on average across the cohort; less for those in reception. Key Stage 2 will be given around four hours a day.

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

All of the work will be available on our website

  • Parents are encouraged to maintain regular contact with the class teacher to encourage communication and work sharing between teacher, parent and child each day, but at least weekly.
  • Class teachers will respond to work sent in from children with comments.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We aim to make use of the technology and digital platforms available, alongside printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks where this is not accessible.

Reading is prioritised.  Every child has a log in to the online reading book resource; Bug Club  

From Year 1 our children also have a personal log in for Lexia – an online-personalised reading program

EYFS- Year 6

The daily expectation for each class is clearly identified on the class page.

Children will receive a daily English, Maths activity. At EYFS and Year 1 there will be a phonics activity. Year 2 and KS2 will have a spelling activity.

  • Daily maths activities will follow the White Rose Maths scheme.  Ongar Primary have subscribed to White Rose Premium service so that parents can access resources, including videos. 
  • Daily English lessons
  • Phonics teaching is delivered daily
  • All children will be encouraged to read daily.
  • All children from year 2 up are encouraged to practice their multiplication skills using their TTRockstars account. 

Foundation Subjects

They may include links to external sources.  The activities should last about an hour. New activities are added regularly.


What if I cannot access the online learning?

Where IT issues affect your child’s ability to access online learning, please do make contact.  We are able to loan laptops  to families where we have availability. Where demand exceeds supply need will be prioritised by the head teacher, based on information available. Where children are unable to access online provision, we will endeavour to provide hard copies of materials which can be collected from the school office.

Engagement and feedback

Parents will be encouraged to share their child’s home learning by photographing and emailing it to the class teacher via the class email account for all children in years 1 to 6 and via Tapestry for early year’s children. Class teachers will respond to these posts/emails to give the children feedback on their learning. Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback, self-marking or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • Parents will establish routines that support their child’s learning.
  • Ensure that your child is safe online, reporting any concerns, as appropriate. Further advice is available on our website.
  • Make weekly contact with the school.  Answering any calls from the school.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns to the school.
  • Seek support from the school as required.


The temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 expired on 24 March 2022. As a result, the Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity (No.2) direction no longer has effect.




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Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

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