Remote learning at Bowerham

In light of the current government guidelines, we have been developing our policies and procedures to improve the quality of our remote learning offer.

The government states:

Education is not optional
All pupils receive a high-quality education that promotes their development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The curriculum remains broad and ambitious
All pupils continue to be taught a wide range of subjects, maintaining their choices for further study and employment.

Remote education
Where needed, this is high-quality and safe, and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision.

The DfE asks schools to develop remote education that is integrated into school curriculum planning. It explains that remote education will 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.

The Government has published a Temporary Continuity Direction, regarding the provision of remote education in schools, under the Coronavirus Act 2020. The Direction means schools have a duty to provide education to children at home, as they do when children are in the classroom.

Schools are expected to provide immediate access to high-quality remote education. The expectations on the quality of remote education expected of schools remain those set out in the guidance for full opening published in July 2020. The Direction was issued by the Secretary of State for Education on 30 September 2020 and will come into force on 22 October 2020.

Therefore we have outlined our approach in the following video:


Our blended remote learning promise

When using these online platforms, we hope the positive behaviour and attitude that is expected in school, is mirrored online. This means ensuring, we are showing our Bowerham Best not only in school but also when working remotely. Here is our ‘Blended remote learning promise’ This is an extension of the Bowerham promise that as a member of the Bowerham family we already follow and have agreed to.

remote learning promise

Remote support

Please ensure that you are logging onto Showbie with your child at home. As this program will be embedded in our daily routines such as for accessing homework and progress reports, as well as being the primary resource for accessing learning at home in the event of a closure of self-isolation.
If you need any support with accessing and using Showbie please use the tutorial videos available below. Alternatively, you can contact your child’s class teacher or email our remote learning lead via:

Guides and tutorials on how to use our remote learning online platforms

home learning guide – years 1 – 6

Please watch the following videos for tutorials on how to use our remote learning online platforms (EYFS: Tapestry, Years 1 – 6: Showbie, Years 4 – 6: Teams)