Remote Learning

DFE guidance states that schools should “Develop remote education so that it is integrated into school curriculum planning: Remote education may need to be an essential component in the delivery of the school curriculum for some pupils, alongside classroom teaching, or in the case of a local lockdown. All schools are therefore expected to plan to ensure any pupils educated at home for some of the time are given the support they need to master the curriculum and so make good progress.”

In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, parents/carers should understand that engagement in remote home education is now compulsory, as is the expectation that our school makes this provision available and accessible. However, it is important to note that if your child(ren) are themselves too ill then they should not be expected to engage in remote home education until they are feeling better. 

At Manor Primary School we have implemented research from the Educational Endowment Foundation as the basis for our approach to remote learning

When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key things to consider include:

Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered
Ensuring access to technology is key, especially for disadvantaged pupils
Peer interactions can provide motivation and improve learning outcomes
Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes
Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils
The school has adopted a Tiered Approach:
Children on transition back into school to support re-integration (blended package)

Stage 1 -  Individual child self-isolating
Stage 2 - Bubble closure/year group
Stage 3 - Whole school closure

Educational Endowment Foundation- Evidence on remote learning

In our recent survey with parents, here's what you said about our remote learning and our online lessons.

“I think it was excellent, everybody did a great job and as a result I feel confident that my child hasn't missed out on any learning. We are really grateful for the level of support given.” Year 6 Parent

“I cannot praise the lessons enough. They were well planned, organised and very well thought out. The teacher did an excellent job. My child loved the online lessons, seeing his friends, they kept his attention all day and he was able to get on with his learning without the need for me to supervise (allowing me to carry on working). Well done Manor Primary. I would not change them at all. One of his favourite lessons was the drumming.”  Year 6 Parent

“I think you have coped amazingly and adapted well as a school. I think the distance learning offered was great but still needs fine tuning. Unfortunately there are still problems so some pupils can’t always log on, use microphone etc so would be best to sort these issues out first.” Year 5 Parent

“I think these online lessons were brilliant. Couldn’t fault any of it.” Year 3 Parent

“It’s very good and it’s a good way of learning. I’m a very pleased with it” Year 3 Parent

“Miss Barwell made every lesson interesting and gave every child a chance to take part in answering questions and showing their work. She gave all children a sense of normality and reassurance whilst off school. My child enjoyed all part of live lessons.” Reception Parent 

“It seemed just right. The balance between being online and doing challenges/activities was perfect for us.” Nursery Parent.

Wellbeing at Home:
During these uncertain times, the health and wellbeing of our pupils is a top priority.
Here are some helpful resources:


Mentally Healthy Schools

Anna Freud – Mentally Healthy Schools

BBC Newsround – Mental Health Videos

Young Minds

Good Mental Health for Life

Our Online Resources / Links



Oxford Reading Buddy


Accelerated Reader

Education City

Oxford Owl

Active Learn

BBC Bitesize


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Manor Primary

Ettingshall Road, Coseley,
West Midlands WV14 9UQ
Telephone: 01902 556460