In the event of a local outbreak, the PHE health protection team or local authority may advise a school or number of schools to close temporarily to help control transmission.
All families will be initially informed by text message, as soon as we have been informed to temporarily close the school by Public Health England. This will be followed as soon as possible after with an email containing further information.
All children, providing they are well, will be expected to participate daily in remote learning for all subjects at home, as set out in the government guidance. Children will have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects. Learning completed by children will be of equivalent length to the teaching & learning time pupils would receive in school.
Teachers will set daily learning, respond in a timely manner to work submitted by children and host a daily session where children and/or parents can ask questions about the learning.
As in the previous school closure, we will possibly be asked to remain open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
If your child meets the vulnerable criteria to be offered a school place, a member of staff will contact you to discuss this.
If you require a school place for your child, as a key worker, you will be asked to complete an online form with your requirements.
In the event of demand for places exceeding school capacity, places will prioritised using our tiered criteria so that we can prioritise those families who need our help the most.
Please email your child/children’s class teacher if your preferred method of home learning has changed. This will be learning that is set online and either completed online or on your own paper and uploaded or printed packs provided by school. This is the information you gave us in the IT survey in September.
An initial activity will be available on ClassDojo for children accessing their learning online.
If you are using a printed pack, use the ‘emergency pack’ that has already been provided by school for the first day or two.
Each class teacher will host a Teams meeting (once set up) towards the end of the day to answer any questions or help you get started.
If you are accessing learning online, you will find it in the class story section on ClassDojo. A list of times that the teacher will be available for questions on Teams (once set up) will be published for the week. These sessions will be recorded, so can be watched at a later time if needed.
If you requested a printed pack, it will be delivered and left on your doorstep. We will phone to let you know when it will be arriving.
You will continue your learning at home following the online activities or learning sequence in your printed pack.
We will check in with you at least once a week to make sure everything is ok and answer any questions. In between this, attend the daily check ins, email your child’s teacher or a member of SLT with any questions.
If your child is offered a school place under the vulnerable or key worker criteria, they will complete the home learning that has been set by their class teacher on the days they are in school.