Our Approach to Remote Learning
Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the Remote Learning Templates for every year group!
We appreciate that the world has changed and continues to be an ever-changing landscape. The way we educate our children has to reflect this and we must adapt if we are going to cater for the needs of our school community. The systems and procedures we have all become so accustomed to (in school) have changed. ‘Bubbles’ and ‘self-isolation’ have become the new norm. What we must do though, is provide continuity and consistency for our children. So many of them have already missed so much teaching and learning time and what this new ‘Remote Education and Contingency Plans for Outbreaks during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ approach will do, is set out how we plan to ensure that our children do not miss out on anymore!
We understand that there will be implications on parents/carers and children alike – if the school were to close, if a bubble were to be sent home or if your child has to self-isolate. We understand that children may need to share access to technology, parents may be juggling supporting remote learning and working remotely themselves and that many parents may be trying to support children of different ages, from different classes and indeed, different schools. Therefore, we want to be as supportive as possible in this difficult time and provide a clear, effective platform and structure for our whole-school community.
We have identified Miss Bear, our Assistant Headteacher for the Quality of Education, as our new Remote Education Lead. She will be responsible for supporting our staff to provide the highest quality remote learning experiences for our children. Should you have any questions or concerns about our remote learning approach, please do contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org or message your child’s class teacher on Class Dojo. We do appreciate that remote learning can be a daunting proposition but we are always here to help. Similarly, our Headteacher, Mr Leach is always on hand to help and you can escalate any concerns you have to him directly: email@example.com.
Remote Learning Information for Parents/Carers
So that pupils and their parents know what to expect from their school if they need to self-isolate, or where national or local restrictions require them to remain at home, the government have asked us to publish information about our remote education provision on our website. You can access this by clicking the following link: ‘Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents/Carers‘ guide.
For further information, please use this link to access our ‘Remote Education and Contingency Plans for Outbreaks during the COVID-19 Pandemic‘ policy.
If you haven’t already, please download the ‘Class Dojo’ app. This is the platform we are using to deliver our remote education to those children at home. It is completely free and a super resource for communicating with us at school.
We have a very limited number of digital devices and WiFi dongles, available to those who need them most! If you are absolutely desperate, we will try to support you in some way. Please contact a member of our dedicated team for more information.
Important Remote Learning Updates, Information, Advice and Guidance from our School, the Government and the Department for Education
11/02/21 – This document has been developed to provide clarity to all stakeholders regarding our expectations when participating in Zoom meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic and school closures. In order to create a safe and effective environment for our pupils and staff when taking part in Zoom sessions, please observe the following expectations. This will help reduce the risk of any safeguarding and/or other issues occurring. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with this guide before embarking on a Zoom session: Zoom Best Practice Guide.
01/02/21 – Last week, our parent/carers were encouraged to complete a survey to provide insight into the home learning experience from a their perspective. 146 parent/carers took part in the survey and we appreciate the honest answers, critical feedback and many words of praise. Please see the findings below…
14/01/21 – Get Internet access! We have a limited number of WiFi dongles and SIM cards available to help get our children online. You can request this support if you meet all 3 of these criteria:
- do not have fixed broadband at home
- cannot afford additional data for their devices
- are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education
For further details please visit: https://get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk/internet-access?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery or contact a member of our dedicated team whom will be more than willing to help!
08/01/21 – Check out what the Department for Education say remote education should look like and how your child learn remotely if you don’t have a laptop? The DfE answer your remote learning questions here: What should remote education look like?