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Remote Learning

Following the Government guidance, from January 2023, there is no longer a statutory requirement for schools to provide a policy  for remote education.

Attendance is essential for pupils to get the most of their school experience.

Remote learning should only ever be considered as a last resort where a decision has already been made that attendance at school is not possible, but pupils are able to continue learning.

Every effort should be made to ensure pupils are taught in person by attending their school.  There are only a limited number of circumstances where a pupils is unable to attend school but is able and well enough to continue their education remotely.

Where the school does have to close in an emergency situation, the guidance below should be followed alongside any further guidance sent to parents via the Gateway App.

Remote learning resources

We use a range of resources in school to support learning.  Many of these are free apps.  Here are the main links.  These can be used for additional practise at home too – just click the links.

Safeguarding

Children are at a greater risk if they are unsupervised when using devices which allow them access to the internet. All the well-known social media apps are for ages 13 plus.  Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child uses and supervise their use of websites and apps. Role model safe behaviour and privacy awareness. Talk to your child about safe use.  If you haven’t downloaded this app yet please ask for further support. Be active daily and get away from the screen regularly and at least an hour before bed.

Online Learning Platforms

The platforms we have for children to learn at home are very safe to use on laptops, desktop computers, tablets or smartphones. You must ensure you have your child’s login details and can get these by emailing your class teacher. We know digital devices are not the only way to learn. So use books and other printed materials that we can provide or that you have at home. Make sure they write by hand daily!

If you are requested to attend a live lesson please be on time  – it is better to be 2 mins early as the teacher can make sure you have everything you need.

  • Please make sure you click the correct link.
  • We will admit children at the start of the lesson, if your child is still waiting a long time, please leave the meeting and re-join as it may be that the teacher cannot see them waiting.
  • Please ensure your child leaves the meeting when it has ended.
  • Some devices cannot access a large number of people.  If you cannot see the screen try turning off your video and make sure you’re on mute. The teachers may be able to download some of the screens in a pdf format so you can open it before the lesson. Glitches tend to be with Apple and Android.  Microsoft Teams works better on laptops or through an app.
  • There is a way to access Microsoft Teams on Playstation and X-box. using-x-box-or-play-station-to-access-hwb

Structuring the day

Children at home (knowing they should be in school) will feel more comfortable and learn better with a predictable routine to the day. Try and make sure that they:

  • get up and go to bed at the same time each day
  • have regular meal time
  • have regular breaks
  • make time to be active – children are used to regular play at lunch and break times

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