Blended Learning can be defined in a number of ways, you can read more information about the 2 definitions below in our policy, click here:
When offering a Blended Learning provision for our children, our aims are to:
There are a number of reasons why children may be absent from school, we will outline our response to each of these scenarios:
If the parent has reported child absence due to non-coronavirus related sickness, we do not expect the child to complete work. Rather we wish the child a full recovery and expect them back in school as soon as they are better. In this instance, if the child is well enough to work from home, then they should be in school.
If a child is absent due to coronavirus symptoms, we do not expect the child to complete work, rather we wish the child a full and quick recovery.
If a child is no longer symptomatic* but remains absent due to isolation or awaiting a coronavirus test result, we expect the child to access the blended learning for individuals. This can be accessed on our class web pages. On visiting your child's class web page please scroll to the section titled Part 4: Blended Learning. Here you will find the weekly timetable and instruction for each lesson along with a link to a online resource. Please click here. We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate.
*A child may be well enough to work if they have a lingering cough and loss of smell / taste but not if they still have a high temperature.
If a child is absent due to a family having to isolate but they are symptom free, we expect the child to access blended learning for individuals, see instructions above.
Whole Class or School Absence
In the circumstances of a whole class or school having to isolate our blended learning offer differs to that described above. The presentation of work varies depending on the age of the child.
Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will be able to access their work via their class pages on the school website. The class teacher will post a daily letter with instructions, pre-recorded videos, examples of work for you to follow and complete at home.
Year 2 through to Year 6 will be expected to access their work online, via Google Classroom. The children have been taught how to use this and we have shared guides for parents as well as a video instruction for you to refer to. Please click here.
The school will help families as much as we can and aim to provide the following resources:
If you are in need of technology please contact Miss Taunton via the office.