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Home Learning Expectations

Home Learning Expectations

 

If a pupil is at home (family’s choice) and the rest of the class in school:

 

On day one of the family informing us that they will be keeping a pupil at home, the class teacher will send an email (where we have an email address provided) to the family with the personalised “Target Tower” attached and a set of personalised tasks that will be sent home by the class teacher which will direct them to links on the school website offering a selection of appropriate learning resources bespoke for each pathway; these may be sent daily or weekly. In response to this email, families may wish to “opt-out” of Home Learning opportunities and they should let the class teacher know if they would prefer not to receive further resources; they will however be expected to respond to emails from the teacher so that we can monitor pupil wellbeing. The “Target Tower” will provide plenty of opportunity to support learning at home; please also encourage families to record their progress and celebrate successes through “Evidence for Learning.”  

 

There will be further weekly emails/phone calls to check in on pupil/family wellbeing and teachers can flag up any concerns in the usual way (My Concern/DSL). Teachers will also be required to update a “Pupil Welfare - Class Weekly Log” with a brief update as to what contact they have had with the family. If a family email or phone in this instance, teachers are expected to respond within 48 hours.

 

Pupil shielding at home who is medically vulnerable or absent due to long-term illness:

 

On day one of the family informing us that they will be keeping a pupil at home due to medical vulnerability, the class teacher will send an email to the family with the “Target Tower” attached and a set of personalised tasks that will be sent home by the class teacher which will direct them to links on the school website offering a selection of appropriate learning resources bespoke for each pathway; these may be sent daily or weekly. In response to this email, families may wish to “opt-out” of Home Learning opportunities and they should let the class teacher know if they would prefer not to receive further resources; they will however be expected to respond to emails from the teacher so that we can monitor pupil wellbeing.  The “Target Tower” will provide plenty of opportunity to support learning at home; please also encourage families to record their progress and celebrate successes through “Evidence for Learning.”

 

Teachers can arrange a weekly “Teams” meeting with the class team, pupils (who are in school) and the pupil/s at home where appropriate. This may not be leading an activity as such but a catch up for families who wish to join and for pupils to see/hear/experience some time with their peers virtually. It could be in this instance, that the pupil “joins in” with a class activity virtually where the rest of the class remain in school adhering to the guidance within the “Virtual Learning Policy”.

 

There will be further weekly emails/phone calls to check in on pupil/family wellbeing and teachers can flag up any concerns in the usual way (My Concern/DSL). Teachers will also be required to update a “Pupil Welfare - Class Weekly Log” with a brief update as to what contact they have had with the family. If a family email or phone in this instance, teachers are expected to respond within 24 hours.

 

Class/school Closure (not including partial class closures):

 

On day one of the class bubble closing, the class teacher will send an email to the family with the “Target Tower” attached and a set of personalised tasks that will be sent home by the class teacher which will direct them to links on the school website offering a selection of appropriate learning resources bespoke for each pathway; these may be sent daily or weekly. In response to this email, families may wish to “opt-out” of Home Learning opportunities and they should let the class teacher know if they would prefer not to receive further resources; they will however be expected to respond to emails from the teacher so that we can monitor pupil wellbeing. The “Target Tower” will provide plenty of opportunity to support learning at home; please also encourage families to record their progress and successes through “Evidence for Learning.”

 

If the class lead is self-isolating but is physically well, they will arrange a weekly “Teams” meeting with the class team and families/pupils where appropriate. This may not be a teacher-led activity as such, but more of a social occasion with an opportunity for interaction between peers/families.   

 

There will be further weekly emails/phone calls to check in on pupil/family wellbeing and teachers can flag up any concerns in the usual way (My Concern/DSL). Teachers will also be required to update a “Pupil Welfare - Class Weekly Log” with a brief update as to what contact they have had with the family. If a family email or phone in this instance, teachers are expected to respond within 24 hours.

 

Class Closure due to staffing:

 

On day one of the class closing due to staffing or the class operating on a revised timetable, the class teacher will send an email (where we have an email address provided) to the family with the personalised “Target Tower” attached and a set of personalised tasks that will be sent home by the class teacher which will direct them to links on the school website offering a selection of appropriate learning resources bespoke for each pathway; these may be sent daily or weekly. In response to this email, families may wish to “opt-out” of Home Learning opportunities and they should let the class teacher know if they would prefer not to receive further resources; they will however be expected to respond to emails from the teacher so that we can monitor pupil wellbeing.  The “Target Tower” will provide plenty of opportunity to support learning at home; please also encourage families to record their progress and celebrate successes through “Evidence for Learning.” 

 

If a class is closing for more than a week due to staffing and the class lead is physically well, they will arrange a weekly “Teams” meeting with class team and families/pupils. This may not be a teacher-led activity as such, but more of a social occasion with an opportunity for interaction between peers/families.  

 

Staff can expect pupils learning remotely to:
 

  • Be contactable during the school day (9am – 5pm).
  • Complete timetabled activities where appropriate.
  • Seek help if they need it, from teachers or teaching assistants
  • Alert teachers if they’re not able to complete any home learning work

Staff can expect parents with children learning remotely to:
 

  • Make the school aware if their child is sick or otherwise can’t engage with work
  • Seek help from the school if they need it; contact the school office if they are not receiving work
  • Be respectful when making any complaints or concerns known to staff
  • Let the school know if they do not wish to be included in remote learning as soon as they are able to.

 

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Remote Learning Policy December 2020 11th Dec 2020 Download
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