Wardley Primary School
Keir Hardie Avenue, Wardley, Gateshead, NE10 8TX

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Wardley Primary School

Remote Education

Supporting children and their families with remote learning

The introduction of remote learning during the pandemic presented incredible challenges for us all and called for great flexibility and resilience. During the pandemic, the Seesaw app proved an extremely successful platform for remote learning.

As a school, in response to any future disruption to education, we would again initiate an appropriate learning platform and inform parents/carers as soon as possible.  


Teachers would be responsible for: 

Setting work:

  • Each day, the children should have access to one piece of maths and English work with an additional piece of work in one other subject. Subjects should be chosen based on the phase foundation subject long-term planning schedule. Some additional basic skills activities, such as, TTRS, handwriting and daily reading, will also be expected. Some general health-related activities/ resources may also be suggested e.g. links to fitness sessions or mental health activities.
  • Work will be set using the agreed school app. However, when this is not possible, a pre-prepared paper-based pack may be issued. This can be collected by parent/carer, posted or emailed. This will depend on the individual circumstances.
  • Laptops will be loaned to families if required to access the suggested app.
  • Some work is differentiated to meet the needs of the child.

Providing feedback on work:

  • Any paper packs will be handed back to the teacher on return to school.
  • Feedback will be given at least weekly via the agreed school app.
  • Teachers will make regular contact with parents. This will be done, at least weekly, via email or phone call.


Practical tips for supporting learning:

Routines and expectations

• Try to keep normal bedtime and morning routines. Adjust schedules to meet everyone’s needs but don’t default to staying up late and sleeping in.

• Make a timetable with your child and stick to it. Include movement breaks, snack times and reward times.

• Make sessions short to begin with and build it gradually if the child is struggling with their concentration.

Choose a good place to learn

Set up a physical location that’s dedicated to school-focused activities. It should be:

• quiet

• clutter free

• free from distractions (away from television, phone etc)

• at a table with a comfortable chair

Support children with their learning

• Check in with your child regularly and talk to them about their learning

• Provide support and encouragement