Remote Learning Information
The National expectation is that all children who are not attending school due to reasons relating to Covid-19 must access and complete remote learning and activities which have been set for them by their school. The only exception to this would be if the child was too ill to complete tasks.
Absences related to Covid-19 include but are not limited to:
- Self-isolating at the onset of symptoms for self or household/support bubble member
- Self-isolating whilst awaiting test results for self or household/support bubble member
- Self-isolating following a positive test result for self or household/support bubble member
- Self-isolating due to being a close contact of a positive case as informed by Track and Trace, Public Health England or The Heys Primary School
- Self-isolating following a return from a country not on the travel corridor list for England
- Self-isolating or shielding as a critically extremely vulnerable pupil on the advice of your child's medical care team.
For children in Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Two school staff will use Class Dojo to communicate directly to you. If you have not set up or activated your account, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
For children in Years Three to Year Six, school staff will use Class Dojo or your child’s Gmail account to communicate directly to you. All children in these years have been given and accessed their accounts using their username and password.
Roles and Responsibilities (as set out in The Heys Primary School Remote Learning Policy)
Class teacher (if the class teacher is ill, this role will be assumed by another member of the school team)
- Set work for children who are self-isolating
- Respond to children and parents through:
- Marking work and giving feedback
- Encouraging participation
- Wellbeing contact
- Keep in touch with pupils who are not in school and their parents through:
- Wellbeing telephone calls and/or home visits
- Class Dojo
- Short video messages
- Where appropriate and necessary teachers will also attend virtual EHCP, CIN, and EHA Meetings
Pupils, Parents and Carers
The Heys expects pupils learning remotely to:
- Complete work to the deadline set by teachers
- Seek help if they need it, from teachers or teaching assistants – either work or well-being related
- Get in touch with their teacher if they are not able to complete work
- The Heys expects parents with children learning remotely to:
- Encourage and support their child in accessing and completing remote learning tasks ▪ It is the expectation that children complete at least 3 hours of school directed work each day that they are absent from school.
- Contact school to request paper packs if your child is not able to access the online learning - Families would need to arrange collection.
- Make the school aware if their child is sick or otherwise can’t complete work
- Seek help from the school if they need it through Class Dojo or Google classrooms (KS2) firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0161 3301847
- Be respectful if raising concerns with staff
Senior Leaders at The Heys Primary School
• Co-ordinate the remote learning approach across the school
• Support staff members who are ill or unable to work
• Support the pupils in the classes of staff who are ill or unable to work
• Monitor the effectiveness of remote learning through feedback from staff and parents regarding accessibility, engagement and reach of work
• Monitor the security of remote learning systems, including data protection and safeguarding considerations
• Assisting pupils and Parents/Carers in accessing the internet and devices
• Provide a food hamper for children entitled to means tested Free School Meals – Families would need to arrange collection.
The effectiveness of the Remote Learning offer at The Heys Primary School will continue to be monitored, evaluated and adapted as we continue to develop new ways of learning and working.