On 30 September 2020, the Secretary of State from Education, Gavin Williamson, issued a new legal requirement for schools; the Coronavirus Act 2020 Provision of Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity Direction comes into force on 22 October 2020. The Direction requires that where a class, group of pupils, or individual pupils need to self-isolate, or there are local or national restrictions requiring pupils to remain at home, schools are expected to provide immediate access to remote education.
As a school, we have agreed to adhere to a set of principles to ensure that vital learning routines support the progress of pupils and enable them to have the best chance of success. In all situations, including in the event of local and national restrictions, the aim is that children do not fall behind their peers. The expectations for the provision of home learning are set out fully in Remote Learning Policy accessed here:
Please see the following letter for parents, October 2020, introducing the Online Learning Platform.
The school will be making use of Microsoft Teams to provide their virtual learning platform for remote learning. All children have been given a school email address and password to use when logging into Microsoft 365. The Quick Start Guide to Microsoft Teams is available here, providing details of how to log on and use the basics of the software.
Central to our digital strategy is the principle of access for all. Where pupils or staff do not have access to suitable technology, the school will work to provide alternatives.
From Autumn term two 2020, teachers will start to use the platform for Share and Learn tasks.
As always, staff in school are here to support pupils and parents. If you need to, please email the class teachers and we will do our best to support you.