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 As a result the Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity (No.2) direction no longer has effect.
Our priority is high-quality face-to-face education to all pupils. Remote education is considered as a short-term measure and as a last resort where in person attendance is not possible. The decision as whether to provide remote education is made on an individual basis in conjunction with the school and parent/carer.
When may be use remote education?
Occasionally, students may not be able to attend school in person. This may be:
- occasions when Kings Norton Girls’ 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 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
Where needed, we will consider providing remote education equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and including use of Microsoft Teams, or time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently. This will be determined taking into account the length of remote education and the nature of the learning taking place.
In these circumstances:
- Lisa Shakespeare, Deputy Head (Curriculum) is the named senior leader with overarching responsibility for the quality and delivery of remote education.
- We will aim to ensure that we support students with feedback relevant to their work.
- We aim to ensure that work is the same high quality curriculum as that taught in school.
- If amendments are needed due to SEND needs, this will be considered in both the work set and the feedback given.
- Students and teachers should use the same safeguarding guidelines as those used in school and outlined in the student planner. As a result, parents/carers will know the type and timing of any remote education in order to support them to keep their children safe online. Further information can be found at https://www.kngs.co.uk/parents/e-safety/