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Remote Learning (Google Classroom)

We are excited that the current circumstances have allowed us to develop remote and blended learning opportunities for our pupils. 

We use Google Classroom inside and outside school to support your child’s learning. By using it in lessons and to set homework children become familiar with how to access and use this online platform and this will help minimise the impact of any periods of isolation. 

When individual pupils are not able to attend school because they are isolating work will be set for them via their Google Classroom. If we do have to isolate bubbles then your child will receive a daily timetable including live lessons, work, resources and opportunities to interact with their teachers and friends.

Google Classroom will also provide a means of accessing additional learning opportunities and resources to support and challenge you child at home.

Key Information

There is also a lot of information about the practical implications for you and your child and what you can do to help keep our school a happy and healthy place:

  • Follow our staggered timetable for pick up and drop off
  • Use the one-way system around the site entering via the main playground and out via the church
  • Minimise the time you spend on site and the number of people you come into contact with
  • Wear a mask for pick up and drop off
  • Provide your child (Year 1 upwards) with stationary to minimise the need to share resources
  • Reinforce the messages regarding frequent hand washing and catch it, bin it, kill it at home with your child
  • Keep the school informed about your child’s health and if they are being tested
  • Isolate if someone in your household has symptoms.

The school will:

  • Use a staggered timetable to ensure social distancing wherever possible
  • Establish class and year group bubbles to minimise contacts
  • Minimise the use of communal space and resources
  • Reduce the number of staff who move around the school
  • Put in place additional cleaning measures throughout the day
  • Alter the layout of classrooms and other spaces
  • Provide online learning for those who need to isolate
  • Communicate with parents and pupils about how they can help stay safe and well.

You may also have concerns about the impact the lockdown has had on your child academically, socially and emotionally. We have put plans in place to ensure a smooth and successful transition back to school for all of our pupils. This will focus on well-being, routines and expectations and a tailored curriculum. In each of these areas there will be universal support for all our pupils, focussed support for small groups of children provided by the school and targeted support for a small number of pupils who find the return to school particularly challenging and may require 1:1 support and the advice of external agencies.

Useful Links

GOV.UK – Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Guidance & Updates
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

GOV.UK – National Lockdown: Stay at Home
Published 4 January 2021
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Richmond.gov.uk
COVID-19: Official health information and guidance