In accordance with the Temporary Continuity Direction published by the government on the 1st October 2020, all schools have a legal duty to provide remote education for state-funded, school-age children unable to attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The Directive states that where a class, group of pupils or individual pupils need to self-isolate, or there are local or national restrictions requiring pupils to remain at home, schools are expected to provide immediate access to remote education. The expectations on the quality of remote education expected by schools remain those set out in the guidance published in July 2020, namely to be:
This Direction was issued by the Secretary of State for Education on 30th September 2020 and will come into force on 22nd October 2020. It will continue to have effect until the end of the current school year, unless it is revoked by a further Direction.
At MPL we have produced a detailed Remote Learning Plan and Remote Learning Policy which are detailed below.