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Remote Learning

We are offering children timetabled lessons between 9am-3pm across all year groups. It incorporates an hour break for lunch and at least 20 minutes of additional breaks. Our Remote Learning Rationale (see below) explains how we are delivering learning, which includes recorded teaching. Therefore, we are compliant with the DfE guidelines: 

'Schools are expected to provide remote education that includes either recorded or live direct teaching and should be of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school. As a minimum that is:

  • 3 hours a day for Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2 when pupils are aged between 5 and 7)
  • 4 hours a day for KS2 (years 3-6 when children are aged between 7 and 11)
  • 5 hours a day for KS3 and KS4 (secondary school up to age 16)

Those hours include both direct teaching and time for pupils to complete tasks or assignments independently.'

Remote Learning Support

Remote learning is not the ideal for anyone. Of course, we would all rather be working with your children in school, supporting them with their learning face to face. The remote learning we are offering aims to provide you with a link to your class teacher, provide the children with a structure for learning and high quality resources, and gain feedback from the teacher.


Engagement in home learning is an expectation. Our ‘school day’ runs from 9-3pm, with a 20-minute break and an hour for lunch. Children can access Google Classroom earlier in the morning to let their teacher know they are ready for the learning.  If children themselves are too ill, then an adult can let the teacher know and they would not be expected to engage in home learning until they are feeling well enough.


Technology can often be a challenge in itself and we recognise the difficulties you may have in accessing this learning. Therefore, we are keen to support all our families wherever we can so please do get in touch if you need a bit of help or advice. In the first instance you should contact your child's teacher. In most circumstances, they will be able to help you or guide you in the right direction.

We also have a Remote Learning Support Team at school ready to support you with any aspect of home learning, including the children’s wellbeing. You are welcome to get in touch with Mr Speirs (Assistant Headteacher) at and he, or someone from the team, will contact you as soon as possible. Parents with wellbeing or welfare concerns can contact the school’s pupil welfare team by emailing You can also phone the school on 01473 251605 between 8.30-4pm. Do not be alarmed if you receive a call from the school number (01473 251605) – it will be a member of the team checking that all is well.


For technical support, please use this email:


Did you know?

Google Classroom can be accessed from a range of devices including PC, smartphone, tablets, xbox or Playstation consoles. Look at our helpful guide to get you up and running on whichever devices work for you. Getting up and running is half the battle, so please don't feel alone with this as we are in it together as the Clifford Road family.


Communication with teachers

Parents are asked to communicate with teachers using the year group emails (see below) or via Tapestry (EYFS only). Teachers will endeavour to reply within 24 hours. If you can, please stick to the working hours of 9am-5pm for communications. For years 1-6, teachers will keep lines of communication open to the children via Google Classroom –  using the live stream or the email facility on Google classroom  - from 9am to 5pm. However, teachers will sign off from lessons at 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 1pm on Wednesdays (to allow planning time). Teachers will also take a lunch break between 12-1pm (or there about) and they will build in comfort breaks.  

Please support us in helping teachers maintain a work/life balance.


Useful contact information

For teachers:


Year Groups

Email Contact

Mrs Roberts, Mrs Foreman, Mrs Bax, Mrs Fisher

Early Years Foundation Stage

Contact via Tapestry

Miss Warner, Mrs Walker

Year 1

Elspeth Anderson, Miss Lavender

Year 2

Mrs Brewer, Mrs Ruiz

Year 3

Mrs Abbott, Miss Rivett

Year 4

Mr Holmes, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Norris

Year 5

Miss Whitehouse, Ms Wright

Year 6


For technical support              

For pupil welfare and wellbeing

The school office  01473 251605

Stephen Wood Safeguarding lead and Headteacher

Helen Wilson Curriculum leader and Deputy Headteacher

Kevin Speirs  SENCo  and Assistant Headteacher 

If parents/ carers are experiencing technical difficulties linked to remote learning, email: