REMOTE LEARNING POLICY AND PLAN 2020

Our Mission Statement

Aspire and Achieve

This means that we will....

  • Provide a challenging and stimulating environment for learning within a caring community, enabling all to achieve their personal best.
  • Provide a clear view of the principles and values which are firmly based on the moral way of life.
  • Provide a caring, supportive, safe and secure environment in which all individuals are valued and listened to.
  • Provide challenging learning opportunities to which everyone responds readily and with enthusiasm.
  • Develop a healthy lifestyle where all children enjoy good physical and mental health.
  • Develop a spiritual, social, cultural and economic awareness through links with the local, national and global communities. 

Introduction
Following a period of closure in Spring and Summer 2020. Copnor Primary School have developed a contingency plan, in line with DFE guidelines (Guidance for full opening: schools 27 July 2020) in the need for a further lockdown in Portsmouth or the country.  Children will continue to be provided with an education remotely which is high quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision. 

All learning will be conducted using Tapestry (EYFS) and Google Classroom (EYFS, Year 1 – Year 6), Oak Academy and virtual online lessons. This will allow staff to keep in daily contact in a professional and confidential manner with their class. Teachers will be able to schedule learning in a manner that does not overwhelm our children. Teaching and learning can be tailored, changed and updated as time progresses, allowing for replication of classroom activity to the best of our ability. In all communications we will prioritise the wellbeing of our children.

Successes from previous lockdown (March 2020)
Since March, the school provided a successful model, which included:

Identified possible lockdown scenarios:

The Need for Flexibility of Learning

We realise that the circumstances that cause our school to close will affect families in a number of ways. In our planning and expectations, we are aware of the need for flexibility from all sides:-

            parents may be trying to work from home so access to technology as a family may   be limited;

            parents may have two or more children trying to access technology and need to       

            prioritise the needs of young people studying towards GCSE/A Level accreditation; teachers may be trying to manage their home                  situation and the learning of their own children;

            systems may not always function as they should.

An understanding of, and willingness to adapt to, these difficulties on all sides is essential for success

Expectation Management

We believe that it is in the best interests of our children that we continue to provide structured support to the best of our ability.  It must be noted that the work children engage in during a period of closure will be part of our current planning and so cannot be considered as optional. This is our children’s education and we cannot afford for them to miss out on any further learning time.  Children and parents should consider the arrangements as set out in this document as highly recommended. 

Teaching Staff will:-

Teaching Assistants will:-


Subject Leads will:-

Senior Leaders will:-

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) will: -

Children will:-

Parents will:-

Remote Learning Systems Access Information

All learning will be set on Google Classroom and uploaded by the start of each new week regardless whether children are in school or at home learning. The work uploaded to Google Classroom will be as identical as possible so that children who are self isolating are not disadvantaged compared to their peers. Teachers will use Google Classroom as part of their normal in school teaching methods so that children are confident using the platform.

Each lesson will have a live input (either live on Google Meet or prerecord via Google Classroom or Oak Academy), followed by a activity that will develop understanding, skills and consolidate learning, with feedback being to move learning forwards.

For any child who doesn’t have access to technology, paper packs will be provided. The school has 11 laptops which are available for isolating children. The school has 11 laptops which are available for isolating children with priority given to those children classed as “Pupil Premium”, 

 

Access to Learning

Reading

Writing

Maths

Science

Wider Curriculum

Children Self Isolating

Google Classroom or Individual Pack provided

Books will be provided at child’s level

Spelling and Grammar activities including Handwriting

Inspire Maths Book (Relevant unit)

Create a research page on current topic

Project relating current topic – Topic overview guides

Feedback

Google Classroom work marked when “Handed in’ based on due dates. Work pack must be returned with your child and feedback will be provided by the class teacher

Bubble Isolating

Google Classroom and Google Meet

Emergency Closure Tab on website

EYFS will continue using Tapestry alongside Google Classroom

5 reading lessons a week

Comprehension tasks

Stimulus shared

Model writing provided

5 Tasks set

5 White Rose videos /Oak academy and worksheets a week

2 lessons provided in line with current unit covered

 

Google Classroom lessons supported by Oak Academy for History and Geography

Music, French and Art

Weekly PE sessions & challenge activities

Weekly PSHE lesson

Feedback

All work will be responded to via Google Classroom or Tapestry

School Closure

Classroom and Google Meet

Emergency Closure Tab on website

EYFS will continue using Tapestry alongside Google Classroom

5 reading lessons a week

 

Comprehension tasks

Stimulus shared

Model writing provided

5 Tasks set

5 White Rose videos / oak academy and worksheets a week

2 lessons provided in line with current unit covered

Google Classroom lessons supported by Oak Academy for History and Geography

Music, French and Art

Weekly PE sessions & challenge activities

Weekly PSHE lesson

Feedback

All work will be responded to via Google Classroom or Tapestry

Links with Other Policies

This policy is linked to our:
    
Behaviour Policy
Child Protection Policy and Covid-19 addendum to our child protection policy
Home School Agreement
Feedback Policy
Online Safety Policy
Acceptable use policy