Families, please note: As of the week commencing 4 January 2021, our remote education plans will commence for all pupils. Unless your child is part of our special provision, please ensure your child connects with their class teacher each day using Google Classroom. The passwords and guidance for this platform have been shared with you previously. You may also like to refer to the documents further below. Please phone the school if you require any support. Such learning will take place until the Government inform us that we should open normally. Do click on the link below if a daily routines chart would be helpful to your family as we manage learning in this way. Also below are some suggestions for 'screen safety' for body and mind, as so many of us spend longer on devices. Finally, in addition to the 'sources of support' listed on our Parents' - Coronavirus page, Young Minds offer guidance on how to support your child's mental well-being during a global pandemic. Take care of yourselves and one another.
Parents & Carers,
In the event of isolating any class or year group, we will provide remote education. This will replicate what would have been the day's learning if pupils were in school. We are able to offer this provision through the use of Google Classroom; please see the documents below for further information. Also, we would encourage you to take a read of the attached updated guidance for pupils, parents and teachers. In addition, we have produced a 'question and answer' guide to outline our current remote education provision. If your child is self-isolating but well in themselves, we will also provide remote education for them using the Google Classroom. We hope this offers you some reassurance.
The 'home learning' information which follows after our 'remote education' section was created and used during lockdown (March - July 2020). We have kept this content for two reasons. Firstly, it signposts you to many resources and sources of support which could still be useful. Secondly, in the event of any unexpected technical issues with Google Classroom, teachers could revert to their year group's home learning page (see 'red pencil' below) to set activities for remote education at home while any technical issues are resolved. We were so pleased to have had such positive feedback on home learning/remote education from our families during lockdown and we thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.
Guidance aimed more specifically at parents/carers, can be found on our coronavirus page within the 'parents' menu (see link below). This particular page provides links to well-being, advice lines, emotional and community support, e-safety and local services and is a useful directory of guidance to support you at this time.