In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure is how important it is for children to have access to quality education – not only for their academic achievements, but for their emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing and sense of belonging.
It is for these reasons that the remote learning sent out on seesaw during the summer term lock down, included mindfulness activities, wellbeing tips and a range of videos to simply make the children smile, on top of resources for supporting curriculum learning.
As of Thursday 22nd October 2020, the Secretary of State has given a temporary continuity direction in order to require schools to provide remote education for state-funded, school-age children unable to attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19) ‘Where a pupil, class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, DfE expects schools to be able to immediately offer them access to remote education. Schools should ensure remote education, where needed, is high-quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision.’
We have worked closely with parents/carers, pupils and staff in school to develop an approach which meets the needs of all stakeholders – should an event as described above happen again. The feedback from parent / carer surveys and from the children suggested that physical resources were needed on top of the online learning – therefore we have invested in high quality reading and maths workbooks from ‘the UK’s No.1 Educational Publisher’ for every child in school.
These workbooks will go out alongside daily posts on seesaw from class teams, to which families can respond to by commenting, sharing completed activities or asking questions.
This page on our website will be updated with any new and relevant information with regards to remote learning as we continue to strive to provide the best care and education for your children.