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Home Learning Support

At Castle Hill School we offer Home Learning Support for all pupils who are unable to attend school for a variety of reasons, which are often related to medical need.


Class teachers contact families three times a week to:

  • provide wellbeing support

  • discuss engagement and practical activity suggestions

  • explore learning opportunities within the home context

  • discuss progress and next steps

  • discuss communication support, for example, Objects of Reference, visual timetables, Touch Cues

  • discuss changes in behaviour and support strategies

  • celebrate success and achievements

  • discuss any referrals, for example, to the Physiotherapy Team, SALT

  • identify any additional support, advice or resources required


Resources are posted to families or delivered on doorstep visits by the class teacher and the Family Liaison Officer. Electronic devices, such as tablets, have been sent home for pupils that have required access to them.

Class teachers work collaboratively with parents to evidence progress, through dialogue about targets, as well as photographic evidence.


Pupils access a variety of Home Learning tools including:

  • physical resources

  • practical activity suggestions by the teacher

  • resources on the Home Learning section of the school website, which includes a broad spectrum of curriculum areas - Click here to access

  • virtual lessons via the Castle Hill School YouTube site www.youtube.com/castlehillschool

  • virtual lessons with their class within school via Microsoft Teams

  • 1:1 virtual lessons with their class teacher via Microsoft Teams

In addition, at Castle Hill School, we have an Outreach Team, who visit pupils who are unable to attend school on a long-term basis. The Outreach Team provide lessons to individual pupils within their home on a weekly basis. The Outreach Team follow COVID-19 protocols, including the use of PPE. The Outreach Team is led by the Communication Teacher, who plans and records the activities, which are personalised for each pupil.

Home learning support is quality assured through individual Home Learning Records, which are monitored by the Senior Leadership Team. Home Learning audits take place on a regular basis. Parental Surveys also provide feedback on Home Learning Support.