Arthur Mellows Village College

Delivering learning for life within an aspirational culture

Remote Learning

Update March 2022

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 As a result the Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity (No.2) direction no longer has effect.

We have been given non-statutory guidance on maintaining our capabilities to deliver high quality remote education in cases where it is not possible or contrary to government guidance for some or all students to attend face-to-face education.

The priority should always be for us to deliver high-quality face-to-face education to all students. Remote education should only ever be considered as a short-term measure and as a last resort where in person attendance is not possible.

This guidance is effective from 29 March 2022.

We hope to support remote education in the following two situations:

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

In such instances, we aim to provide remote learning work as soon as is reasonably practical bearing in mind the workload of staff supporting the majority of students in school.

We will offer a range of work, as far as possible, linked to the curriculum offer being taught at that time. This could include:

  • Work from texts books
  • Other written instructions
  • PowerPoints
  • Oak National Academy online teaching
  • Work from our digital platforms including: Maths Watch, Seneca Learning, Educake, Linguascope etc.

As per the DFE guidance, we will offer 5 hours of learning per day – this will be a mix of reading and independent written work.

Students will be asked to return the work they have completed to their teacher on their return to school so that some pieces can be assessed and appropriate feedback given.

The majority of our remote learning work will be set on Microsoft Teams, however, if students do not have digital access, then please contact the school on the first day of absence so we can arrange hard copies of work to be collected by parents/carers.

If students have an EHCP or are considered vulnerable by the College, then they will also receive telephone conversations to offer any further support required.

How do I organise work each day?

When working at home, we suggest that your child follows their normal school timetable and completes around 40 minutes of work for each lesson. However, if this does not suit your circumstances (perhaps you are also working from home) then please fit the work in around when is best for you. Whilst we have tried our best to ensure tasks are very clear, some students will need the support of their parents. Please don’t worry if some of the tasks prove too difficult. Students will not be penalised for work they haven’t completed, they should do as much as they can. You, as a parent, are best placed to observe how your child is coping with remote learning and if you feel that concentrating on some subjects over others is appropriate, then please make that decision. Teachers will communicate with students which pieces of work will be assessed so that your child receives the feedback they need to continue to make progress.

If your child is really struggling with a number of tasks set in other subjects, then please contact telling us the name of your child, Year Group, the subject and teacher setting the work. Teachers will then contact you to provide support as and when they are able to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact and we will make further contact with you.