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The named senior leader with over arching responsibility for remote teaching and learning is Miss B Collis (Assistant headteacher)

 

From October 22nd 2020, the Government published a Continuity Direction, regarding the provision of remote education in schools, under the Coronavirus Act 2020. The Direction means schools have a duty to provide education to children at home, as they do when children are in the classroom. The Direction helps provide assurances to both pupils and parents if pupils have to self-isolate at home.  

Teachers will not be able to upload work in any other situation and they will be informed by myself if work needs to be uploaded as a result of COVID information being shared with the school office.

Returning to school on March 8th 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Your school would like to hear your views about their remote learning arrangements

The spring term has seen schools further refine and improve their approach to teaching pupils who have been learning from home.  They have worked hard to provide a high-quality learning experience. 

Whilst we are delighted that all children will be back in school in the near future, Covid-19 is still with us.  It is therefore possible that pupils and staff will need to self-isolate from time to time and, if this does happen, schools will once again provide remote education from home.

 

With this contingency planning in mind, schools wish to keep their remote learning plans under development so that they can keep getting better.  Your school would therefore like to invite your feedback on your child’s experience of remote education during the current period of lockdown.  Your school is keen to seek your views as these will help it to evaluate the offer provided to date and identify areas to improve further: pupils who have to isolate in the future will then have the best possible learning experience. 

 

Parents of children that have been learning from home during this lockdown are invited to complete a short online survey that can be accessed by following the link below. If you have more than one child attending the school, please complete a separate survey for each child.

 

Completing the survey should take no more than a few minutes and will help your child’s school to shape its future offer.

 

You can access the survey by following the link embedded on this page.

 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=uKXV0HChrk64WnKj1Zzlk-bnnX3IzppEppVaznjHqZ1UREJMREpIMlc4ODFVVzYyWU5GMlA5NjRBRC4u

 

Please note that the survey will close at 4pm on Friday 12th March

 

Yours sincerely

Christian Malone

Head of Learning and Achievement, Coastal Learning Partnership

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Guide for parents uploading work to Google classroom

School closure January 2021

 

  • For Early Years children and where necessary, a pack of any worksheets and exercise books can be collected from school weekly on a Wednesday. In some cases a device may be loaned to the family and an agreement signed
  • Worksheets will be uploaded to Google classroom. Each year group will publish any required texts, instruction sheets etc and videos where possible.
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  • In KS2 for each day there will be an allocated Maths task, an English task and a topic related task ie. humanities, science, art etc.
  • In KS1 for each day there will be an allocated Maths task, an English task, a Phonics task and a topic related task ie. humanities or art.
  • In EYFS paper packs will be sent home/available to collect from the Library Rd gate weekly on a Wednesday. Any additional information and/or video clips will be uploaded to Google classroom.
  • NB. ONE AFTERNOON PER WEEK, TEACHERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAN AND PREPARE THE FOLLOWING WEEKS RESOURCES AS THEY WOULD DO IF IN SCHOOL. ON THESE AFTERNOONS, TEACHERS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONLINE. WORK WILL BE SET WHICH WILL MIRROR ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE IN SCHOOL, TO INCLUDE PE, MUSIC AND FRENCH. Monday - Early Years, Tuesday - Year 1 and Year 2, Wednesday - Year 3 and Year 4, Thursday - Year 5 and Year 6.

 

  • Each morning at 9.15am there will be a short live welcome from the 'remote' teacher on Google Classroom. This may also be recorded or attended by a senior leader. Essentially we expect all children to watch this, unless you have messaged the school to say your child cannot make it. For those pupils who are not present and who do not send a message, the school office will contact you to check the child’s whereabouts. The expectation is that every pupil will attend Virtual School every day unless there is a message provided.

 

  • At around 9.30am on Google Classroom there will be a short English or phonics input (this may be live or a video recording to watch) and an independent task to complete. The teacher will be online via chat afterwards for 20 minutes to help anyone who requires it.

 

  • At around 10.45am on Google Classroom there will be a short Maths input (this may be live or a video recording to watch) and an independent task to complete. The teacher will be online via chat afterwards for 20 minutes to help anyone who requires it.

 

  • For KS2 at 11.45am on Google Classroom there will be a short pre recorded topic based input to explain the afternoon work.
  • For EYFS/KS1 at 11.30am on Google Classroom there may be a short pre recorded phonics or English input. There will be a short task to complete and the teacher will be online via chat to help anyone who requires it.

 

12pm-1pm = Lunch

 

  • For EYFS/KS1 at 1.15pm on Google Classroom there will be a pre recorded topic based input and an independent task to complete. The teacher will be online via chat afterwards for anyone that has questions about any of the work that day.

 

  • For KS2, 1.15pm-2pm the children will complete topic related work. The teacher will be available on Google Classroom chat for anyone that has any questions about any of the work that day.

 

  • At 2pm on Google Classroom there will be a live afternoon meeting including a class story for everyone to come back together. In some cases this may be pre recorded.

 

  • 2.20pm-3pm = complete any other work that needs completing/Home Reading/TT Rockstars or Numbots independently.

 

THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND MAY CHANGE ACCORDING TO YEAR GROUP AND NEED. WE ARE ALSO KEEN TO ENSURE THAT SCREEN TIME IS CAREFULLY MANAGED FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND CHILDREN.

 

We will supplement the timetable with additional curriculum suggestions e.g. music and sport.

 

  • Some of the sessions will be pre recorded 
  • We would like the worksheets (ideally stuck in the exercise book) and any resources returned to us when we return to school.

 

For all of the above to happen smoothly, please ensure you have your Google Classroom account log in. If you cannot remember it, or have lost it, please email: heatherlands.office@coastalpartnership.co.uk or call 01202 743918

 

If you do not have the required ‘hardware’ (the device will need an integrated webcam or a webcam attachment) and are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, please let us know as soon as possible as we are hoping to receive a small stock of equipment that we can loan out.


Please note:

  • If a vulnerable pupil is off school for any reason they will be contacted/supported/monitored/receive additional online lessons by staff from the Inclusion Team.
  • Any family that is struggling to access the work provided should make the school aware e.g. they do not understand where to find it on the website or Google classroom OR their access to IT hardware/internet connectivity is limited.

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From October 22nd 2020, the Government published a Continuity Direction, regarding the provision of remote education in schools, under the Coronavirus Act 2020. The Direction means schools have a duty to provide education to children at home, as they do when children are in the classroom. The Direction helps provide assurances to both pupils and parents that if pupils have to self-isolate at home their education will not be disrupted.

 

In the event of a confirmed case, schools are following the necessary guidance, including requiring small groups of children to self-isolate. In these cases, continuing to provide education is an absolute necessity. The Direction helps ensure this and sets a clear expectation on the high-quality education they should receive.

 

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

 

The best place for children and young people to learn is in the classroom, which is why we made it a national priority to get all pupils back into schools and colleges full-time, and why I have been so pleased to see millions of them returning over the past few weeks. We have also, as we would expect, seen small numbers of students self-isolating in line with public health advice. It’s vital these students have access to high quality and consistent remote education. I know that through the incredible hard work of our teachers and staff, pupils will continue to receive the education they deserve through this academic year, whatever the circumstances, and I will do everything I can to support our schools, colleges and young people in making sure that’s the case.

 

All schools are required to offer remote education but were allowed to decide upon the most suitable provider for their school community. As a result, we were supported to work with Google and have spent a lot of time ensuring that this is set up and ready for use.

 

Letters and guidance have been sent home with the children and we have also ensured that we model how the system works in class, to support children if they need to self isolate and access remote education. The 21 Google classrooms already contain some links to online learning and the current knowledge organisers for each year group. Some classes have also been set some additional homework on there, just to enable the children to make use of the resource if they want to. 

 

We have provided every child with their unique user name and password to enable them to log in. This has been shared in class, but has been backed up with a text message to ensure the log in information is not lost.

 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Stage One
Short term absence due to awaiting a test or a result

 

  • Standalone work on Google classroom or the specific year group page of the school website in Maths, SPAG, Reading Comprehension, Art or Cross Curricular Unit (or Reception specific work).
  • Y1-Y6 can also complete extra Reading, Bugclub, TT Rockstars/Numbots activities
  • Any parent/teacher communication is via the year group specific email address.
  • All completed work should be handed to the class teacher upon return and the teacher will reward the effort shown with house points.


Stage Two

Individual self-isolation (ten days) due to a positive test within the household OR a small number of pupils sent home BUT NOT the whole class

 

  • School/Teacher contacts the parent/carer by 5pm of the day after the office has acknowledged receipt of the information. Until this point the pupil follows Stage One instructions. 
  • The teacher directs the pupil to specific digital resources e.g. on the Oak National Academy website/BBC Bitesize website/Letters and Sounds YouTube page which broadly match the objectives being covered in school.


www.thenational.academy
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured

 

  • Specific worksheets or online links are uploaded to Google Classroom by the teacher OR emailed to the parents
  • The digital resources and specific work to do will probably be broken into chunks as opposed to the full fortnight being explained in one go.
  • Communication is via email or Google Classroom and is supported by Google meet chat weekly.
  • All completed work should be returned to school (ideally via uploads using Google Classroom on a daily basis). If this is not possible, the worksheets should be handed to the class teacher upon return. The teacher will reward the effort shown with house points and provide a short feedback report.


Stage Three

Whole class/year/school in self-isolation for ten days (summary)

 

  • Our "Virtual School" is delivered through Google Classroom.
  • A daily timetable of Google Meet teacher inputs via video recordings (not LIVE) (will be shared on the Google Classroom page) broadly matching the normal English/Maths weekly timetable plus some wider curriculum work.
  • The expectation is that all pupils will attend ‘Virtual School’ and watch the videos at some point in the day. Parents will need to contact the school office if they are going to be absent to explain why. A register will be taken.
  • If you do not have access/limited access at home, a two week block of work will be photocopied and ready in packs will be sent home with the pupils when class isolation starts.
  • The teachers will be available via online chat following the inputs to offer support if you need it.
  • Work can be completed in an exercise book with any worksheets stuck in and this will be returned to school.
  • The teacher will provide a short feedback report plus award some house points based on the work produced.


Whole Class/Year/School in Self Isolation for ten days (detailed notes)

 

  • A pack of the required worksheets and an exercise book will be sent home with the pupils who do not have access/limited access when the isolation period starts
  • The required worksheets will also be uploaded to the Google classrooms. Each year group will also have the required
    texts, instruction sheets etc.
  • In KS2 for each day there will be an allocated Maths task, an English task and a topic related tasks ie. humanities, science, art etc.
  • In KS1 for each day there will be an allocated Maths task, an English task, a Phonics task and a topic related tasks ie. humanities or art.
  • Each morning at 9.15am (slightly later than the start of the normal school day to enable siblings to be taken to their place of education) there will be a pre-recorded morning welcome from the teacher on Google Classroom. Essentially we expect all children to watch this, unless you have messaged the teacher to say your child cannot make it. For those pupils who are not present and who do not send a message, the school office will contact you to check the child’s whereabouts i.e. the expectation is that every pupil will attend Virtual School every day unless there is a message provided.
  • At around 9.30am on Google Classroom there will be an pre recorded English input and an independent task to complete. The teacher will be online via chat afterwards to help anyone who requires it.
  • At around 10.45am on Google Classroom there will be a pre recorded Maths input and an independent task to complete. The teacher will be online via chat afterwards to help anyone who requires it.
  • For KS2 at 11.45am on Google Classroom there will be a short pre recorded topic based input to explain the afternoon work.
  • For EYFS/KS1 at 11.30am on Google Classroom there will be a short pre recorded phonics input. There will be a short task to complete and the teacher will be online via chat to help anyone who requires it.

 

12pm-1pm = Lunch

 

  • For EYFS/KS1 at 1.15pm on Google Classroom there will be a pre recorded topic based input and an independent task to complete. The teacher will be online via chat afterwards for anyone that has questions about any of the work that day.
  • For KS2, 1.15pm-2pm the children will complete topic related work. The teacher will be available on Google Classroom chat for anyone that has any questions about any of the work that day.
  • At 2pm on Google Classroom there will be an pre recorded afternoon meeting including a class story.
  • 2.20pm-3pm = complete any other work that needs completing/Home Reading/TT Rockstars or Numbots independently.

 

We will supplement the timetable with additional curriculum suggestions e.g. music and sport.

 

  • All of the sessions will be pre recorded for safeguarding purposes.
  • We would like the worksheets (ideally stuck in the exercise book) and any resources returned to us when the pupils finish their self-isolation period and the teacher will produce a mini-report to celebrate the learning that has been completed and offer any specific feedback for the pupil to focus on back in school.

 

Therefore, for all of the above to happen smoothly should it be required, we need everyone to try and log into their Google Classroom account. If you cannot remember it, or have lost it, please email: heatherlands.office@coastalpartnership.co.uk

 

If you do not have the required ‘hardware’ (the device will need an integrated webcam or a webcam attachment) and are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, please let us know as soon as possible as we are hoping to receive a small stock of equipment that we can loan out.


Please note:

  • If a vulnerable pupil is off school for any reason they will be contacted/supported/monitored/receive additional online lessons by staff from the Inclusion Team.
  • Any family that is struggling to access the work provided should make the school aware e.g. they do not understand where to find it on the website or google Classroom OR their access to IT hardware/internet connectivity is limited.
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