To clear up the confusion, it is necessary to go back to the DfE guidance on remote learning. This states that all pupils who are at home as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) should have access to remote education. It is expected that schools will have already considered how to continue to improve the quality of their existing curriculum, for example through technology, and have a strong offer in place for remote education provision.
It is important to note that expectations are for schools rather than for individual teachers.
make sure that pupils have work each day in a number of different subjects
set a minimum of:
provide clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher or through curriculum resources or videos
check, at least weekly, whether pupils are engaging with their learning, and inform parents immediately where engagement is a concern
judge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum and provide feedback, at least weekly
enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding
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