Key Information

Remote education

Our remote learning will be available on the Google Classroom platform that you will be able to access from home on any device that connects to the internet. Children in Nursery and Reception will continue to use Class Dojo but Google Meet will also be available.

Should remote learning be required our expectation is that all the learning each day will be completed by the children and that parents/children upload at least notes or pictures relating to the tasks back each day. This will then give staff the opportunity to provide feedback to the children as well as assess their understanding and plan their next steps. Children who have special educational needs might have some tasks set separately to the other children to better meet their individual needs either though differentiation of task or a separate additional task that parents might like to complete during the week.

The Google classroom platform allows us to see what learning children have been doing but this will be private between you and the teacher so other children will not see what you have done.

There will be a mixture of worksheets, video’s and live sessions with the teacher. This should help to keep the children engaged.

  • Your child’s class teacher will send a minimum of 4 tasks per day to complete (2 for Nursery). These will be matched to the ability of your child.
  • Learning will be uploaded a day at a time on Google classroom.
  • Every child will have a Google classroom account with learning in it. Only children not in school need to complete this learning. The children in school will be completing the same or very similar tasks.
  • Some children will receive some extra 1:1 support on video and will be contacted about this.
  • Children are expected to complete all the tasks and upload them back to school and the teacher will give you feedback, either written or verbally in a ‘live session’. A register will be taken and children’s participation will be monitored. For those completing learning through paper packs, feedback/discussion about the learning will take place through a phone call with the class teacher during the week.
  • If we do not have receive any work or interaction from your child we will be making calls home to find out why and offer support if required.
  • Weekly awards will be given by the Principal for the ‘best home learning’ and ‘best in school learner’. This may be for a particularly good piece of work or just for completing all the learning asked of them.
  • Teachers will deliver a ‘live session’ every day. These sessions are drop in sessions to say hello and offer any support the children (or parents) need. The times for each year group are different to allow families with more than one child to attend. If you do have children that have a live session at the same time, this is not a problem as we do not expect them to need the full 30 mins available so there should be time to access both. The times allocated are:
    • 9:30 – 10:00 reception
    • 10:00 – 10:30 year 6
    • 10:30 – 11:00 year 5
    • 11:00 – 11:30 year 4
    • 11:30 – 12:00 year 3
    • 1:00 – 1:30 year 2
    • 1:30 – 2:00 year 1
  • If your child has a live session we are asking a parent or carer to be present in the room where the child is for safeguarding purposes.

Live session permission and contract

As part of our safeguarding procedures to protect your child and our staff we are asking a parent/carer to be present during any live session your child has. They do not need to be on the screen, just present in the room where the session is happening. We would also like to record each session. This recording will be saved securely and not shared outside of the school. It is purely for our own safety and development. Should you not agree to these safety measures you must notify the school or we will take it as permission has been granted. We will also be happy to discuss any concerns.