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Blended Learning Policy

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:

  • Blended Learning is a two- way process of teaching. The first is traditional face-to-face interaction to educate, which is what happens when we are all in school. Whilst the second is through electronic platforms to educate online. Blended learning therefore can be a combination of lessons which require pencil and paper and those which require a computer, and a child may experience both in one day.
  • Blended learning can also refer to the partial opening of the school, where upon an individual or year groups isolate whilst others remain on site.  

 

When offering a Blended Learning provision for our children, our aims are to:

  • Ensure consistency in the school’s approach to blended learning
  • Set out expectations for all members of the school community with regards to blended learning
  • Ensure the curriculum, teaching and learning is progressive
  • Provide remote education that will take children broadly the same number of hours to complete as in school provision
  • Provide appropriate guidelines for data protection
  • Reflect the school’s commitment to safeguarding our children
  • Reflect the school’s commitment to staff workload and wellbeing

 

School Absence

There are a number of reasons why children may be absent from school, we will outline our response to each of these scenarios:

 

Illness

If the parent has reported their child absent 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.

 

Awaiting a PCR test result

If your child is absent as they are awaiting the test results of a PCR test, then they are likely to be at home unwell.  However, should any parents require activities to do while they await the PCR test results, then a selection of lessons and links can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

A positive test result

If a positive test result is returned then your child needs to self-isolate for 10 days.

Following confirmation of your positive test result the school will complete the follow:

We will

  • Email home learning to children 24 hours after confirmation of a positive COVID test result.
  • Emails will be sent at the start of each day, until the child returns to school.
  • Expect work to be completed in Home Learning Books and these must be returned at the end of the isolation period for the teacher to mark.
  • Make at least one phone call or zoom call to your child during the 10-day isolation as a way of keeping in touch

We won’t

  • Offer live or online teaching for children who are isolating, this is only possible when the whole class are working from home.
  • Expect children to complete work if they are poorly.
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Of course if parents decide that their child is too poorly to complete work, then of course we want them to rest and get better. This provision of daily work can be for the whole 10 days of isolation or part way through. This can be arranged with the class teacher.

 

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.

 

Resources

The school will help families as much as we can and aim to provide the following resources: 

  • Home learning book, pencil and purple pen
  • Loan reading books 
  • Art equipment pack 
  • Phonic packs for families in Nursery - Year 1 
  • Loan of technology: laptops and chrome books for priority children 

 

If you are in need of technology please contact Miss Taunton via the office.

 

Learning resources to access from home

 

Early Years & Key Stage One

 

 

Key Stage Two

 

 

 

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