Below you can find information about how as a school we will endeavour to ensure children continue to receive access to education in the event of a covid 19 outbreak in school. Also we detail the actions and measures that will be considered and implemented in response to specific situations arising.
From October 22nd 2020 all schools have a statutory duty to have in place appropriate provision to maintain remote learning in the event of pupils being unable to attend school school so that no-one need fall behind.
Our remote learning offer is designed to keep children connected to school in every possible way in order to continue to learn immediately. It takes one of three forms dependent on the needs of the situation:
All approaches will enable daily work to be set and shared using Google Classroom or via ClassDojo (for Early Years), following the timetable of a conventional school day and provide relevant, engaging learning opportunities. Direct teaching and contact with the teacher is maintained through video of sessions and via Google Meet. Feedback is available daily via Google Classroom or the portfolio section of ClassDojo. School’s approach is sustainable, enables families to work, learn, rest and play in a flexible way and to create a routine that suits their personal circumstances. A combination of resources provided by school and access to personalised online learning is available.
As with a normal school day, Teachers will plan lessons that link directly to the curriculum focus for their pupils and will provide resources to support tasks for the children while at home.
The focus will be on delivering three discrete lessons a day in English, Maths and a foundation subject lesson linked to the topic. An additional independent activity linked to spelling/phonics /reading or time stables would also be expected.
Should remote learning need to be set for a class or bubble, the work for the week in English, Maths and other subjects will be posted on the class’s ‘Learning at Home’ website page, within the ‘Children’s’ section by 9.00am on a Monday morning.
In addition teachers will deliver 2 sessions a day of new instruction (new concepts). These will vary in time so families with siblings who may be learning from home can have equal opportunity to access the new teaching /learning. Alternatively it might be uploaded as a video to the Google Classroom. These teacher sessions will be accessible in a variety of formats: Google Classroom, Google Meet and pre-recorded video introductions.
The leadership team, including governors, will ensure that the quality of Remote Learning and Safeguarding enables the school’s vision to continue to flourish through monitoring and development of policy and practice, including online resources. Ensuring high quality provision for all children, including those with SEND, will enable the gap to close from periods of remote learning. Overall The quality of remote learning and the school’s approach to maintaining the broad curriculum and strong relationships with staff enables the children to make progress and return to school with minimal disruption, both in relation to their academic progress but also their wellbeing and their love for school and learning.
A copy of our Remote Learning Policy is available here and at the foot of the page
It has been so good to welcome all children back to school in September after being closed to most year groups since March during the Covid-19 national lockdown.
In preparing to welcome all children back we have reviewed our behaviour policy to clearly outline our expectations and the actions children , staff and adults will need to adhere to to protect us all form the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus and a school reopening home school agreement which reflects the changes we have implemented in re-opening school for pupils, parents and staff. Please click on the link below to acknowledge receipt of this document and your agreement to adhere to the guidance and advice.
The letter is accessible via the link below