In the event of needing to self-isolate or household-isolate, some children may have to be absent from school for up to 10 or 14 days respectively. If this is the case, these children and their families can access our Home Learning resources to make sure that they keep up to speed whilst they are away.
Over the summer we have had the chance to reflect on the provision the school provided from March 20th to July 22nd 2020.
Key questions we have asked are:
- What have we learned during that period with regards to home learning?
- What kind of learning is needed for children to make progress at home?
- How do we ensure equity?
- How do we attend to well-being?
- How can we improve our offer?
The guidance issued in July 2020 by the DfE (Department for Education) stated that:
‘Remote education may need to be an essential component in the delivery of the school curriculum for some pupils, alongside classroom teaching, or in the case of a local lockdown. All schools are therefore expected to plan to ensure any pupils educated at home for some of the time are given the support they need to master the curriculum and so make good progress.’ The guidance issued on Friday 28th August 2020 stated similar aims.
The school has received many complimentary messages regarding the work that was provided since March 20th. Staff adapted quickly to a new set of circumstances.
When will remote learning be needed?
We envisage a return to remote learning if there is:
- A class or year group lockdown where a group of children have to self isolate.
- A local lockdown
- A national lockdown
In the event of either event the school will extend it’s remote learning offer through:
Weekly timetable of work with an English and Maths focus. These are available at the bottom of the page and can be accessed remotely. Children will be asked to work through these at their own pace.
What platforms will we use to upload work to?
A Home Learning website which will have links to weekly work in Maths and English. We will also signpost parents to other helpful websites and apps which will support your child’s learning.
How will we prepare the children?
In the event of a lockdown, pupils will be shown where to access the work on the schools website. This will allow children to confidently access the work available to them. Children will be given an exercise book for them to complete work in.
What will be expected of parents during a lockdown?
From Reception to Year 6 (where required) work will need to kept at home once completed. We ask that parents bring this work into school once the school reopens.
We expect that parents will be able to fully support (where required) their child’s home learning. This is to ensure that no learning is lost and children continue to make progress from their relevant starting points.