Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire – remote education for self-isolating pupils

Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire provides remote education for self-isolating pupils. Children who test positive for COVID are expected to remain at home for a minimum of 5 days. Under these circumstances, remote education will be available.

When individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.


If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Online lessons will be timetabled on an individual basis depending on the age of the child and the circumstances at home. For example, a Year 1 child isolating along with ill parents may not be able to engage with remote education and expectations to do so may add to an already stressful homelife. Under these circumstances, contact from the school may be to offer pastoral care only.

English and Maths lessons will be prioritised but it is likely that the amount of online teaching will be less per day. The amount of work set by the school for the child isolating will be the same as for those in school.

Resources will be provided online for short term isolation and posted onto Google Classroom. Chromebooks may still be borrowed.

1:1 catch up times may be arranged outside of normal lessons. This could be around the school day depending on teaching commitments.

Pupils that are self-isolating will not be offered a place in school even if they are children of critical workers or a vulnerable child. Vulnerable children will be closely monitored by the class teacher and our SENCo for the duration of their isolation.

For more information about Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire’s remote education provision, please contact us.