School Closure

Remote Learning Procedure in the event of a School Closure

This procedure relates to a scenario when the school is closed to all students and when the delivery of teaching and learning will need to take place remotely. 

  1. Purpose:
  • The details here outline the expectations and guidelines for remote learning associated with school closure.
  • The aim is to ensure continuity of education and to best support students with learning during the closure period.


  1. Communication and Access:
  • All students will be notified of the school closure and the transition to remote learning through official communication channels (email, school website and social media).
  • All students have access to Google Classroom and Satchel One.


  1. Daily Schedule and Attendance:
  • Students are expected to log on to Google Classroom and Satchel One and to check for assignments and instructions at the beginning of each school day.
  • Students will follow their regular school timetable throughout the day (including am and pm registration).
  • Students are expected to complete the assigned work for each period within the designated time frame.
  • Teachers will keep a record of attendance with remote learning to every lesson (apart from am and pm registration)
  • Students who are unable to engage in remote learning should contact the school office via email ([email protected])


  1. Instruction and Support:
  • Teachers will provide detailed instructions and resources for each lesson or assignment for timetabled lessons.
  • While there is no expectation for live lessons, teachers may choose to conduct virtual lessons or provide recorded video lessons to support student learning.
  • Teachers will be available during timetable lessons through Google Classroom (Google Meet) to answer questions and provide support.
  • Additional remote support will be accessible from the progress coach.


  1. Special Education and Support Services:
  • Students with special education needs or Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) will be a priority in offering space at school and will be provided support remotely through the SEND team.


  1. Parent and Guardian Involvement:
  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to monitor their child's engagement with remote learning and provide support as required.


  1. Internet Access and Technology:
  • The school will work to ensure that all students have access to necessary technology and internet connectivity.
  • Students who do not have access to technology or internet at home will be provided with alternative options, such as printed materials or offline assignments where possible in the event of a sustained period of school closure.


  1. Privacy and Online Safety:
  • Students and parents will be reminded of the importance of maintaining online safety and privacy.
  • Teachers will follow best practices for online instruction and ensure the security of student information.
  • The QEHS ICT code of conduct should be adhered to at all time.


  1. Evaluation and Review:
  • The effectiveness of the remote learning procedure will be evaluated periodically.

Feedback from students, parents, and staff will be collected and used to make necessary adjustments and improvements to the remote learning experience