In September 2020, all our classes returned to full-time education following the Covid-19 closure in March. Although we hope that the majority of our children will now have an uninterrupted experience, there is the possibility that an individual child, a class bubble, or indeed the whole school, will need to self-isolate for a period of time. We have therefore put in place a plan for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education. This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’
If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide paper packs of learning. We will also loan iPads or laptops to children who need them. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices (eg, laptops) and/or 4G connections will be sought, particularly for disadvantaged children. We have a number of data SIM cards available for families who need this extra support. Parents will be reminded to make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning. Paper copies will still be available.
When we locked down in April, Remote Learning was something for the future. The staff have worked tirelessly in ensuring that if your child is self-isolating or if the bubble bursts and the children are learning from home, that their learning continues.
The government placed the country into lockdown from Tuesday 5th January. This, therefore, meant that our school would only remain open for vulnerable children and children of key workers. All other pupils moved to remote learning.
As before, children can access their remote learning via their online Seesaw accounts. There will be a range of activities, based on our curriculum, set for the children to complete each day. Once work has been completed, children are able to upload a photo of their work. Staff will then be able to give some brief feedback with regards to the work uploaded.
Staff are also working hard to ensure that there is an offer of live lessons via Microsoft Teams. All of the pupils have their own personal account so that they can access live or recorded lessons on Teams. Parents should always be on hand to support their child during live lessons. Please see our Newsletter below (15.01.21) for how to be best prepared for a Teams lesson.
We have also sent learning packs home and/or reading books to children, to support them with their home learning. Further information about our remote learning, can be found in the document below (Remote Education Information for Parents).
As is always the case, school is able to loan iPads or laptops to children who do not have access to digital technology. We also have data SIM cards for families with internet difficulties. Please contact the school office should you need any support.
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