In order to ensure that learning is continued if an individual pupil or group of pupils are required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 we have worked hard to develop a remote learning plan that will support pupils, staff and parents in understanding the expectations for remote learning.
This is a dynamic plan and will adapt during the year as we respond to feedback from pupils, staff and parents on the effectiveness and impact of our remote learning routines.
If an individual pupil is self-isolating but the rest of their class is still in school.
If the child is unwell with symptoms consistent with Covid-19, parents should inform the office immediately and work will not be provided. As with all illnesses, the child should rest and make a full recovery before they resume their learning.
Short term self-isolation
If the child is self-isolating for a short period (1-2 days) whilst awaiting the result of a test for a family member and the child is fit and well they should use their school logins to access the online learning platforms they are familiar with using at school such as:
English: Spelling Shed
Pupils may also access the online daily lessons from Oak National Academy which are in line with the National Curriculum. Please click on the link above and select your child’s year group to access these lessons. Your child should also complete 30 minutes daily reading and this should be recorded in their Red Reading Record.
Teachers are unable to respond to emails from parents sent in the morning and requesting work to be set for that day as they will be teaching their classes. Like for all short term absences, the teacher will support your child in catching up with the learning they have missed when they return to school.
14 day self-isolation
If your child is self-isolating because of a positive test within the household and they will be absent from school for 14 days please email the class teacher to let them know after informing the school office to report their absence in the usual way. The class teacher will email work for completion which may include worksheets, tasks on Google Classroom, the relevant pages of workbooks for completion or links to Oak Academy lessons, White Rose Maths or Read Write Inc. Ideally this will be shared with the parent the day before, to allow parents to see the learning materials prior to supporting their child. The teacher will decide what materials are most appropriate for each individual child and their age and stage of development.
If teaching input is required for core lessons, the teacher will direct the parent to a relevant Oak National Academy taught session or the child can use Google Classroom to access the learning materials for the day.
If a whole class group is required to self-isolate because of a case of Covid-19 in their bubble.
Senior staff will send an email to the parents to explain the reason for self-isolation and to inform them of the home learning expectations which are compulsory.
Class teachers will provide daily resources for their class; these resources, which may include links to Read, Write Inc, White Rose Maths and Oak National lessons, will be posted on Google Classroom each day. Daily learning will consist of:
- A maths lesson
- An English lesson
- A foundation lesson or an R.E or Science lesson
- A time of individual reading
- Online daily practice of maths facts and the weekly spellings
Time will also be scheduled for the children to access our collective worship delivered by senior staff or Father Richard. This will encourage children to reaffirm, strengthen and practise our core Christian values of love and service.
Teachers will be accessible to support children and answer questions through short daily meetings on Google Meet and through the comment function on Google Classroom.
Completed work should be shared through Google Classroom or completed in the child’s green Home Learning exercise book. Particularly in the younger years, teachers may ask parents to scan or photograph a completed piece of work and to submit it on Google Classroom. Work submitted on Google Classroom will receive teacher feedback directly on Google Classroom. When pupils return to school they should bring their green Home Learning exercise book with them so that work that has been completed in those books can be marked.
If a class is asked to self-isolate, parents will be given the opportunity to use a school chromebook if they do not have a device at home. We recognise that younger pupils and those with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support and so a range of activities will be offered and the remote learning curriculum will be age appropriate. If a family does not have access to the internet in their home the school will provide a work pack for the child to complete and communication will be via the telephone.
In the event of teachers becoming ill, senior staff or Heads of Year will be required to take over the responsibility for the isolated class. When this is the case, daily face to face contact may not be possible however links to online learning will be shared and engagement would remain compulsory.
If your child is self-isolating due to coronavirus and is entitled to benefits related Free School Meals our admin team will contact you to let you know how you can access a food parcel during this period of self-isolation.