Remote Learning when the school is fully open to all children
In September 2020, all our classes returned to full-time education following the COVID-19 closure in March. Although we hoped that the majority of our children would have an uninterrupted experience, there is the possibility that an individual child, a class bubble, or indeed the whole school, will need to self-isolate for a period of time. We have therefore put in place a plan for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education. This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’
Remote Learning during lockdown (when only key worker and vulnerable children will physically attend the school building)
In January 2021, the Prime Minister announced that schools would only remain open for children of key workers and those who were identified as vulnerable based on the government category.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils staying at home?
Due to the fact we already had our remote offer up and running, we were able to provide from the first day (Wednesday 6th January) a significant and sustained remote offer for children who were remaining at home (from our two year olds in Fordley Flyers and our Nursery children right through the whole school community).
Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Our remote learning offer provides the same curriculum offer for children at home as the children in school, with children having access to the same lessons and subjects on the same day. The difference for the remote learning is that it provides flexibility at home, as requested by families, so the lessons can be done at a suitable time for the family. The remote offer includes direct teaching time (replayable as often as children need) alongside time for individual work. Remote learning is also differentiated and tailored to the needs of the children at home. Additional support and programmes such as dyslexia programmes have also been delivered to homes, alongside face to face sessions for individual children. All learning shared receives direct feedback from school staff on a daily basis, to motivate, assess and celebrate learning. Paper packs of the daily tasks are available at school daily, should this be a preferred option (but parents and carers should be aware that using paper packs only would mean a child misses out on direct teaching from their year group team teacher).