This information is intended to give our parents and carers a clear view of what to expect from remote learning during periods of self-isolation or during a national lockdown. For details of self-isolation, please refer to the final section of this page.
A pupil's first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach as we need some time to take all the necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching. In the first one or two days you should expect:
We expect remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following amount of time:
As a school we use two different online learning platforms to share our remote learning, these are:
School will be monitoring who is accessing online learning through SeeSaw and Tapestry. Pupils who are not accessing this work will be offered paper learning packs from school. These are prepared on a weekly basis and can be collected every Monday from 9.00 a.m. Work in these packs will match the school curriculum where this is possible and appropriate. These packs are to be completed and returned the following week. As well as this, school will be lending laptops to families who cannot access online learning. Laptops will be issues based on parental need and to families who have no other access to online learning.
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Teachers will be sharing a timetabled plan of the day on SeeSaw. We think this helps our parents to prepare for the day of learning, and to have an understanding of how long activities may take and when to plan appropriate breaks. Our expectations are that all pupils in school should continue to learn when school is closed; this is either by engaging with online learning or completing paper packs.
School leaders and teachers will be monitoring the engagement with online learning by carrying out daily evaluations of SeeSaw and Tapestry. This information will be cross-referenced with a checklist of who is collecting and completing a paper learning pack. As part of our regular phone calls to families, teachers and leaders will be identifying pupils who are not accessing remote learning and look for further ways to provide support in the future. Expectations are that all pupils access remote learning in the way that is best for them.
We will continue to assess learning in the way that we do normally. This can take the form of: reviewing all work completed in paper learning packs, evaluating work, comments and feedback on SeeSaw and Tapestry or through activities such as tests and quizzes. Feedback from pupils, during phone calls, is also important as a tool for gathering feedback. Teachers will provide feedback on an ongoing basis through SeeSaw and Tapestry (though this is not always immediate as teachers may be engaged in face-to-face learning) and one a weekly basis for pupils completing paper packs.
We recognise that some pupils, for example pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEBD), may not be able to access remote education without extra support. We will work with families to support in the following ways:
Where pupils need to self-isolate but school is open, remote education will follow the same principles and guidelines as above. However, due to the challenge of staff teaching pupils both at home and school there will be following differences: