Learning  »  Remote Learning

FAQs (Sept '21 onwards)

Does my child need to isolate?

Your child will only need to isolate if they have symptoms or they have tested positive on a LFT or a PCR test.

What if my child cannot access home learning?

Please contact school if support with electronic devices is needed so that home learning can take place.

Does my child have to take part in home learning?

All children are expected to take part in the home learning which will be set daily unless they are ill.

What contact will my child have with school?

School will complete check in calls with all children across the week, we will arrange Zoom or telephone calls and will communicate through Class Dojo. For questions linked to home learning, please contact your child’s class teacher via Dojo.

What if my child tests positive whilst the class is closed?

If your child tests positive on a LFT or PCR tests whilst the class is closed, please inform school immediately.

What if a member of the household tests positive?

If a member of your household tests positive, it would be really useful if you could let the office know so that we can see how the outbreak is affecting the school community.

What if I have a child in a different class?

All other children should continue to attend school.

What if my child has been a close contact and Test and Trace have not been in touch?

If you think your child is a close contact but has not have not been contacted directly by NHS Test and Trace please follow the guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person#i-think-i-have-had-contact-with-someone-who-has-tested-positive-for-covid-19-but-i-have-not-been-notified-and-advised-to-self-isolate-what-should-i-do

In the event we have to move to remote learning for individual pupils, bubbles or the whole school, our priority is to provide a seamless transition between learning in school and at home, to cause as little disruption as possible.

Work or ‘assignments’ will be made available on the Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) through Microsoft Teams, which also enables work to be completed electronically and teachers to provide feedback to pupils on their work. The type and frequency of feedback will mirror practice in school in line with our Feedback Policy, e.g. verbal, written, collaborative, etc.


For English and foundation curriculum subjects, we’re complementing our resources with those from Oak National Academy. Oak’s online classroom has 10,000 video lessons created by teachers which are available for free on www.thenational.academy. Oak is backed by the Department for Education (DfE) and, last term, provided nearly 5 million pupils with 20 million lessons.

Some frequently asked questions about Oak can be found HERE.


In addition to using Oak, we’ll be using White Rose Maths materials and resources as this scheme compliments the Maths teaching we deliver in school. LifeWise resources will support teaching and learning around health and wellbeing.

If you experience any technical issues with Teams, please message your child’s class teacher using the ‘chat’ option in Teams or alternatively, email teamsupport@poolprimarysch.org.uk and we’ll do our best to help.    


Click HERE to view Microsoft's Guide for Parents and Guardians on Distance Learning.
Support for pupils and parents in accessing Teams
Logging on and joining a meeting
Completing assignments
Pool-in-Wharfedale CE Primary School Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, LS21 1LG