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Remote Learning (Covid-19)

Welcome to our COVID-19 Home Learning Zone. 

Please use the planning and resources on this page if your child is isolating due to COVID-19. It is important that they continue their progress in their education.

 

We have emailed and text a Remote learning questionnaire to help shape our remote learning for our school and their families. Please take a few minutes to complete. 

 

From 2nd November, we will be delivering remote learning using Purple Mash. This is an online program where you can access the children's learning and teacher's will be able to provide feedback and mark the work. If you do not have access to technology at home, paper learning packs will be supplied. We will be sending log ins and passwords home. Further information will follow. 

 

Click on your year group to find this week's home learning videos and activities.

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Remote Education Information for Parents

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Children's Mental Health

Have a look here for ideas and activities to keep your child busy, have fun and help promote their wellbeing. 

All staff and pupils using video communication must:

  • Communicate in groups – one-to-one sessions have to be agreed by the Headteacher. An adult must be present in the room with the child.
  • Wear suitable clothing – this includes others in their household.
  • Be situated in a suitable ‘public’ living area within the home with an appropriate background – ‘private’ living areas within the home, such as bedrooms, are not permitted during video communication.
  • Use appropriate language – this includes others in their household.
  • Maintain the standard of behaviour expected in school.
  • Use the necessary equipment and computer programs as intended.
  • Not record, store, or distribute video material without permission.
  • Ensure they have a stable connection to avoid disruption to lessons.
  • Always remain aware that they are visible.​​​​​​​
  • All staff and pupils using audio communication must:
  • Use appropriate language – this includes others in their household.
  • Maintain the standard of behaviour expected in school.
  • Use the necessary equipment and computer programs as intended.
  • Not record, store, or distribute audio material without permission.
  • Ensure they have a stable connection to avoid disruption to lessons.
  • Always remain aware that they can be heard.

 

  • The school will consider whether one-to-one sessions are appropriate in some circumstances, e.g. to provide support for pupils with SEND. This will be decided and approved by the SLT, in collaboration with the SENDCO.
  • Pupils not using devices or software as intended will be disciplined in line with the Behavioural Policy.
  • The school will risk assess the technology used for remote learning prior to use and ensure that there are no privacy issues or scope for inappropriate use.
  • The school will consult with parents at least two weeks prior to the period of remote learning about what methods of delivering remote teaching are most suitable – alternate arrangements will be made where necessary.
  • The school will ensure that all school-owned equipment and technology used for remote learning has suitable anti-virus software installed, can establish secure connections, can recover lost work, and allows for audio and visual material to be recorded or downloaded, where required.
  • The school will communicate to parents via email about any precautionary measures that need to be put in place if their child is learning remotely using their own/family-owned equipment and technology, e.g. ensuring that their internet connection is secure.
  • During the period of remote learning, the school will maintain regular contact with parents to:
  • Reinforce the importance of children staying safe online.
  • Ensure parents are aware of what their children are being asked to do, e.g. sites they have been asked to use and staff they will interact with.
  • Encourage them to set age-appropriate parental controls on devices and internet filters to block malicious websites.
  • Direct parents to useful resources to help them keep their children safe online.
  • The school will not be responsible for providing access to the internet off the school premises and will not be responsible for providing online safety software, e.g. anti-virus software, on devices not owned by the school.

Safeguarding

If you are concerned about a child, call the Children's Advice and Duty Service on 0344 800 8020.

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