Remote Learning Guidance
How will this be provided?
A child, family or group of children could be required to isolate for up to 10 days. A child may be ill with Covid19 and unable to focus on work but they may also be isolating due to testing positive or if it is determined that their class are unable to be physically in the building as a result of the school activating the Outbreak Management Plan.
Government guidelines require schools to provide education for children who are unable to attend school.
At St John's we aim to do this by:
- Using Google Classroom & tapestry as our main platforms for setting & responding to work and communicating with the children;
- Make use of our on-line subscription services to support the learning. These include TT Rockstars/Numbots, Purple Mash and Mathletics;
- Recommend other apps and web based learning to enhance our provision;
- Develop an ‘emergency’ one day protocol and work package to allow for quick delivery when an isolation is required;
- Align remote education, after the first day, with the St John’s curriculum to ensure pupils can move easily between physical and remote education;
- Where new material is required to be taught, provide this through third party videos, direct remote teaching, school created videos of lesson inputs or annotated PowerPoints. This will vary according to the age of the child, the curriculum area and the number of children isolating at the time;
- Provide daily contact with the pupils through:
- Feedback in Google Classrooms,
- Live lessons (where appropriate),
- Google meets,
- Phone conversations,
- Tapestry messages.
- Using a range of assessment techniques remotely to establish what learning is taking place.
When will my child receive remote learning? How will they get feedback?
What remote learning will be provided?
What feedback and contact can I expect?
Child is ill with a ‘standard’ childhood illness e.g. cold or chicken pox
Contact as per attendance policy from the office staff
Child is isolating, awaiting a test result or awaiting a test result of a household member
No feedback provided
A single child, or a small group of children, are isolating because they have had a positive test - 10 day isolation.
Whole class is being educated from home as the result of the school activating the Outbreak Management Plan.
Feedback through Google Classroom from the class teacher assisted by the LSA.
Local restrictions or National lockdown.
Decisions on remote learning in this situation will be made as, and when, it happens. This will be dictated by government guidance at the time.
To be decided depending on severity of the lockdown and the number of staff required in school.