Remote Learning Policy
To ensure our children and families are well supported in the event of a confirmed positive result from a Covid-19 test, we have drawn up the following Remote Learning policy. Therefore, if an individual child or entire bubble were required to self-isolate for 14 days, there would be appropriate resources made available for learning to continue.
Where will I find the resources for my child’s online learning?
You will have access to the Google Classroom, which is our chosen online platform, to upload resources and share lesson content. Children are able to ‘hand in’ work for review by the teacher.
If my child is self-isolating, what remote learning will be available to support them?
Where individuals are required to self-isolate there will be:
English, Mathematics and topic learning posted for children to access and ‘hand-in’ for review by the teacher which will reflect the learning happening at school.
At least one form of contact during the period of isolation from a member of the school team, for example, a phone call.
As the class teacher will remain in charge of the class in this instance this work is likely to be posted in advance and may not be updated during the period of isolation. Teachers will give their best endeavours to support children who are self-isolating by planning and reviewing learning in the best way they can whilst maintaining the normal expectations of managing a class.
What remote learning will be available in the event of a ‘bubble’ closure?
In the event of a bubble closure following a confirmed case of a child or adult from within the bubble, the following remote learning will be:
New English, Mathematics and topic activities each day.
One pre-recorded video of the teacher each week, which might be a story, lesson or collective worship
Signposts and links to supporting videos and online learning content, for example, Oak National Academy and White Rose mathematics.
One ‘check-in’ phone call for the children to ask questions about set work and share how they are doing.
Will remote learning be marked?
All online learning will be acknowledged by the teacher but where it is possible we strongly encourage parents and carers to review and mark work with their children as this is likely to have the most positive impact. Teachers will mark children’s learning with their best endeavours.
How will my child continue to learn if we do not have a laptop or similar device available at home?
We are aware that some children do not have access to devices to use at home and where this is the case, we may be able to lend a school laptop for the duration of the isolation period. This will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. If not, we can print learning materials for your child- please let us know if this is the case.
We do not have access to the internet. How will the school provide my child with learning resources?
Please contact the school if you believe that use of a school laptop will be essential to keep your child’s learning going. If in the event that there is no access to the internet at home then we will provide a hard paper copy of the key resources so that learning can continue. This resource pack will be made available to be picked up from the school office at an agreed time with the teacher, school office and family.
Who do I contact if I have a question about remote learning?
If you have a question around this policy or our approach to remote learning then please contact the school office via email or telephone and they will pass your enquiry onto the relevant member of staff or leadership team.
Who do I contact if I am having trouble logging onto the Google Classroom?
If you have a question around how to log onto Google Classroom, then your child’s class teacher will be able to help as they have access to the details for logging on. This includes their username and password.
Who do I contact if I have a question around the content of the learning that has been set?
Your child’s class teacher will be able to help with this and the best way to communicate is through email. If they are unavailable for any reason, then please contact the school office who will be able to direct you to the best person to deal with your query.
If you are ever in doubt with any of the information provided about our approach to remote learning please do contact the school office and they will be able to direct you to the appropriate person in school.
Updated: 11th November 2020