Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. However, Sedley’s Primary School will provide remote learning to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance. This could include;
- occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government.
- occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example, pupils with an infectious illness
- Remote education will be activated when there is a national or local lockdown because of government guidance or a bubble closure. If an individual or a small number of pupils need to self-isolate, they will be able to access work remotely.
Remote Learning Implementation
All pupils will access learning primarily through Google Classroom, with links to applications including YouTube, Kahoot, Google Forms, Zoom, TimesTable Rockstars, Spelling Shed, and E-Reading Books.
To maintain continuity, we will endeavour to maintain frequent pupil/teacher communication. We will continue with worship online, daily registration, and teacher/pupil contact through questioning and feedback. A daily timetable will be posted the evening before each day in order to support families to work around this.
Where parents are not able to effectively support remote education, they will need to have a discussion with the school. Affected pupils will, where possible, be supported by the loaning of a device and where necessary may be offered a place in the on-school provision. Where possible, the school will support families getting internet access at home in order that good remote learning can be continued in the home environment. The Trust IT department will provide support and troubleshooting with technical difficulties when needed.
Teachers will use a variety of methods and strategies to ensure that ongoing assessment is carried out alongside ensure that they are feeding back and giving next steps for pupils to endeavour to improve their learning further where appropriate. This will be done to ensure that pupils, where possible, are continuing to progress and also to inform teachers of their next steps of learning when planning.
Supporting Pupils with SEND
Discussion with parents of children with an EHCP will be had where needed and it will be decided whether it is more appropriate for these children to be in school, or at home learning with an individualised curriculum posted on Google Classroom. There will be some remote 1:1 support available for those children requiring it and TAs and teachers will be available daily to offer support to all children. Where possible, and sometimes adapted, we will endeavour to deliver our Provision Maps offer. Separate 1:1 interaction meetings will be made available as appropriate and SEND assessment will still continue in school.
The Aletheia Academies Trust has provided lots of extra home learning for you to use including languages, PE and activities.