Home Learning Action Plan 2020/21
In September 2020, all our classes returned to full-time education following the Covid 19 closure in March. Although we hope that the majority of our children will now 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’
Work will be set for children using class dojo which gives children and parents to opportunity to communicate with staff, access home learning and receive feedback directly from their class teacher.
If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide paper packs of learning. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices (eg, laptops) and/or 4G connections will be sought, particularly for disadvantaged children. Parents will be reminded to make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning.
Pupils will be able to have work marked and teachers will give individual pupils feedback via class dojo.
Alternatively, work that children complete on paper should be kept safe and returned to school when safe to do so.
Contact with pupils/ parents
Parents are able to contact the class teacher directly via class dojo or contact any member of staff via email.
Pupils identified as vulnerable will be contacted by the Learning Mentor Team on a weekly basis and support offered as necessary.
Please refer to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
When accessing personal data, all staff members will: Only use their official school email account and connect to the school network using their school laptop only.
Sharing personal data
Staff members are unlikely to need to collect and/or share personal data. However, if it does become necessary, staff are reminded to collect and/or share as little personal data as possible online. All data collection will be compliant with GDPR guidelines.
Keeping devices secure
All staff will take appropriate steps to ensure their devices remain secure. Computers should be locked if left inactive for a period of time. Operating systems must be up to date – always install the latest updates.
This policy will be reviewed by the SLT as and when updates to home learning are provided by the government.