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Rolleston Primary Remote Learning Policy

What does our Blended Learning Offer look like?

Blended Learning Lead: Mark Durkin, Deputy Headteacher

 

Blended learning catch up funding (link below)

 

Blended Learning - Year Group Links are at the bottom of this page

These links will take you to the work set for your child for that week or day. You will also find this work in SeeSaw and if you follow your child's class teacher on Twitter.

 

Our Remote Education Offer aims to:

  • Ensure consistency in the approach to remote learning for all pupils (Inc. SEND) who aren’t in school through the use of quality online and offline resources and teaching videos.
  • Provide clear expectations to members of the school community with regards to delivery of high quality interactive remote learning.
  • Include continuous delivery of the school curriculum, as well as support of motivation, health and well-being and parent support.
  • Support effective communication between the school and families and support attendance.

Who is this offer applicable to?

  • A child is absent because they are displaying symptoms and are awaiting test results and the household is required to self-isolate. The rest of their school bubble are attending school and being taught as normal.
  • A child is absent because they are required to self-isolate because a member of their household has tested positive. The rest of their school bubble are attending school and being taught as normal.
  • A child’s whole bubble is not permitted to attend school because they, or another member of their bubble, have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • A child is absent due to other Covid-19 related reasons e.g. are required to remain in quarantine after a trip abroad to a country which is NOT on the exempt list of countries or they are subject to shielding restrictions.

Content and Tools to Deliver This Remote Education Plan

Resources to deliver this Remote Education Plan include:

  • Use of Recorded video and Live Events for start of day registration, instructional videos and assemblies
  • Phone calls home
  • Printed learning packs
  • Physical materials such as story books and writing tools
  • Use of Digital Content including; BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy, White Rose, Mathletics, Myon and YouTube

Home and School Partnership

  • Rolleston Primary School is committed to working in close partnership with families and recognises each family is unique and because of this remote learning will look different for different families in order to suit their individual needs.
  • Where possible, it is beneficial for young people to maintain a regular and familiar routine. Rolleston Primary School would recommend that each ‘school day’ maintains structure and will provide learning support for children working from home remotely.
  • We would encourage parents to support their children’s work, including finding an appropriate place to work and, to the best of their ability, support pupils with work encouraging them to work with good levels of concentration.
  • Every effort will be made by staff to ensure that work is set promptly. Should accessing work be an issue, parents should contact school promptly and alternative solutions may be available. These will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Digital Devices

  • Where children are unable to access remote learning due to a lack of technology at home, Rolleston Primary School will do all it can to aid access via the loan of school laptops/tablets.  Where digital devices are made available on a loan basis it is expected that parents will sign and abide by the terms in the school’s digital device loan agreement.
  • All children to sign an ‘Acceptable Use Policy’ at school which includes e-safety rules and this also applies when children are working on computers at home.

Safeguarding Considerations

  • All work for pupils is posted via the online platform to ensure an appropriate level of security (SeeSaw).
  • Staff should use school devices and when contacting pupils via online means should only use school email/learning platforms
  • The SLT will regularly provide information to parents regarding safe online use at home via newsletters, Twitter and the school website.
  • Any staff filming themselves must do so in advance ensuring they are appropriate in dress and appearance, all backgrounds should be plain or blurred with no identifying features and all videos should be checked thoroughly before posting.
  • Where Teams Live Events are utilised, staff should take the same precautions noted for making pre-recorded videos.  They should also double check that any other tabs they have open in their browser would be appropriate for a child to see, if they're sharing their screen and use professional language at all times.  Where events are recorded these should be checked before making available.  Live Events should be deleted after broadcasts have concluded.
  • General code of conduct of ICT use should be observed (please refer to the Staff Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy).
  • Consideration should be given to data protection issues particularly where videos etc are being posted.

 

When staff contact pupils or parents via phone call and they do not have access to a work phone they should always use ‘caller withheld’ to ensure pupil/parent is not able to identify the staff member’s personal contact details

For educational support during the National Closure from the week commencing 5th January 2021 - please click on the links below:

Microsoft Teams - You will have been sent an email address/password via ParentPay prior to the National Closure for your child to access their class Team. Teachers will use Teams for both direct teaching and communication with you as parents/guardians. If not, please click on the link in the document below and email onlinesupport@rolleston.leicester.sch.uk for your child's login details.

Microsoft Teams Web Browser Tutorial for Beginners

Watch thisđź“ş so that your remote meetings are made more effective.

Seesaw - You will have been using this for homework. If not, you can click on the link in the document and it is available for download. Please email onlinesupport@rolleston.leicester.sch.uk for your child's login details.

Foundation Stage

Children in Foundation Stage will be set daily tasks using Evidence Me. The tasks will be linked to phonics, maths and other areas of the curriculum. Parents and carers will be able to upload photos of the work completed for the class teacher to look at and this will build part of the child's learning journey.

 

The staff in Foundation Stage will also be having a daily check in session on Teams to chat with the children and talk about the work for the day. 

Letter for EYFS parents - National Closure Week Commencing 5th January 2021

Key Stage 1

Pupils will have a blended learning grid made available to them each week. This can be accessed either via the Seesaw app or can be found below. This learning grid contains the learning for all the different subject areas and contains the links for a wide variety of educational resources. Pupils will then have a daily Teams meeting to discuss the learning and are welcome to upload their learning to Seesaw where teachers can both assess and provide feedback.

Letter for parents - National Closure Week Commencing 5th January 2021

Blended Learning Grid - These are available on the Seesaw app that your child uses used for homework/class learning as well as on your child's year group page (see links above).

Key Stage 2

When providing remote learning, teachers are responsible for the following;

Planning & Setting work:

    • Plan lessons that are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group and endeavor to replicate this through video clips and tasks for home learners. This should be equivalent to the teaching time in school.
    • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible.
    • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed
    • Provide resources and activities to support pupil wellbeing whilst working from home e.g. wellbeing/check ins
    • At least one live lesson to be delivered per day.

 

Providing feedback on work:

    • Provide daily contact with pupils as and when needed between the hours of 9am and 3pm (except when teachers are undertaking PPA each week).
    • Individual submissions of work to be made via SeeSaw or email
    • Focus individual feedback on where there are clear misconceptions that need to be addressed by SeeSaw, feeding back upon work completed by the children.
    • At least one piece of work to be provided with individual feedback.
    • At least one live lesson to be delivered per day.

 

Keeping in touch with pupils & parents who aren’t in school:

    • If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.
    • To respond, within reason, promptly to requests for support from families at home. This should be done via email or by adding further video guidance for families. Staff and parents should communicate via the class teacher’s email address.
    • Any complaints or concerns shared by parents or pupils should be reported to a member of SLT– for any safeguarding concerns, refer immediately to the DSL

Pupil & Parent Expectations

Staff can expect pupils learning remotely to:

  • Complete work to the deadline set by teachers
  • Seek help if they need it, from teachers via forums/blogs or emails
  • Alert teachers if they’re not able to complete work

Staff can expect parents with children learning remotely to:

  • Contact the school if their child is sick or otherwise can’t complete work
  • Seek help from the school if they need it
  • Be respectful when making any complaints or concerns known to staff

 

Below is a breakdown of our Blended learning approach in various contingencies of closure or lockdown

 

Offer

What it means for our school

 

Expectations

A

Year group/Class bubble have been sent home to self-isolate

 

· Lessons are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group.

    • Lesson content will be delivered through a combination of commercial and school created resources.
    • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible, (inc equivalent teaching time).
    • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed
    • Provide resources and activities to support pupil wellbeing whilst working from home e.g. wellbeing blogs/check ins
    • SeeSaw will be used to share work for all year groups.
    • Provide pupils will opportunities to access assemblies
    • Provide daily contact with pupils as and when needed between the hours of 9am and 3pm (except where teachers are undertaking PPA each week)
    • Provide a Work of the Week page where work can be celebrated and pupils can share their work with their teachers and peers.
    • Individual submissions of work to be made SeeSaw or email
    • Focus individual feedback on where there are clear misconceptions that need to be addressed via SeeSaw
    • One piece of work to be provided with individual feedback a week
    • Live lessons to be delivered per day at an allocated time.
    • Provide end of the week feedback for the class/year group.
    • If there is concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s, parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.
    • In the case of the class teacher being sick due to COVID, work will still be provided via SeeSaw and wellbeing checks to home will be made by a member of the school’s pastoral support team.

B

Half a class bubble (or large group of pupils) have been sent home to self-isolate

This will be a reduced offer due to the fact that the teacher will need to fulfil their full-time duties providing within class teaching. Group feedback will be provided but will be proportionate to the time teachers have during the week for normal marking/feedback

· Lessons are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group.

    • Lesson content will be delivered through a combination of commercial and school created resources.
    • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible, (inc equivalent teaching time).
    • Individual submissions of work to be made via SeeSaw or Teams email
    • Teachers will reply to work submitted online, identifying any areas of misconception and addressing through group feedback on a weekly basis
    • Provide pupils will opportunities to access assemblies
    • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed
    • If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.

C

An individual child or small number of individuals are sent home to self-isolate

This will be a reduced offer due to the fact that the teacher will need to fulfil their full-time duties providing within class teaching. Individual feedback will be provided but will be proportionate to the time teachers have during the week for normal marking/feedback

· Lessons are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group.

    • Lesson content will be delivered through a combination of commercial and school created resources.
    • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible, (inc equivalent teaching time).
    • Individual submissions of work to be made via SeeSaw or email
    • Teachers to reply to work submitted online prioritising areas of misconception and providing individual feedback
    • Provide pupils will opportunities to access assemblies
    • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed
    • If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.

D

Whole school is in lockdown, the majority of children are working from home, the school is providing face to face provision for Key Worker and Vulnerable children only

    • As offer A, however where staff are providing face to face provision for Key worker/Vulnerable children, year group colleagues will take the lead on the delivery of remote learning.  This may mean that whilst daily teacher contact will be available, for some children this may not be with their own class teacher.
    • All Key worker/vulnerable children will have opportunities during the school day to access year group remote learning with the support of school staff.
    • Teachers will have flexibility to take their allocated PPA within their working week around the above tasks.

E

Teacher has been sent to self-isolate but class is still in school

    • Teacher to provide cover/supply teacher with planning and support to deliver lessons within school, this will involve remote meetings to discuss/clarify planning and children’s progress. 
    • Delivery of some sessions will be conducted remotely to the class where appropriate and may include pre-recorded resources e.g. morning message, story time, voice over PowerPoints etc.
    • Teachers to take responsibility for the remote learning of any children in that year group who are also self-isolating (Offer C).
    • Teacher will have the flexibility to take their allocated PPA time within their working week around the above tasks
  • Note:  Where the teacher is unwell they should follow the normal sickness absence procedure, there will be no expectation for them to work from home under these circumstances.

Better Read Write Partnership (BRWP)/Reading Recovery

Eligible Pupils will be contacted individually by either Mrs Bailey or Mrs Sutton so that they can receive one to one reading support via Teams each day. Each pupil will be provided with a pack of books each week to support this process.

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Pupils requiring SALT support will be contacted individually and will have their sessions delivered each week via Teams.

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