Remote Learning Offer
At Saint Joseph’s Infant and Junior Schools, we have extensive plans for the provision of remote education where needed in order to ensure that children that need to be educated at home, for example, due to shielding, self-isolation or Local or National Lockdown are given the support they need to continue learning.
We will continue to provide an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects.
Remote education will be of a high quality and will align as closely as possible with in-school provision.
Google classroom will continue to be used as the primary platform for setting and collecting work from pupils.
As part of our remote learning offer teachers will continue to:
Set work for pupils on Google Classroom in accordance with their school timetable
Set high quality tasks for pupils and provide developmental feedback on the work submitted to them so that your child can continue to progress and acquire new knowledge and skills in their home environment
Where possible there will be a daily live morning register where pupils can speak to their teacher. (Local or National Lockdown only)
Where possible teachers will ensure that an increasing number of lessons posted on Google Classroom includes their personal audio / video recording which explains the expectations of pupils and models key parts of the lesson.
Teachers will be online from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. wherever possible unless they are unwell or in school supporting a Key Worker group. If this is the case, we will endeavor to ensure that another member of staff will be allocated to monitor their class during that time.
Home learning support
When will my child need to learn from home?
If your child has to self-isolate because of coronavirus
If there’s a local or national lockdown and the school is advised to partially close
If medical advice states that your child has to shield
What’s my child expected to do?
We’re determined to keep all of our pupils on-track this year and as far as possible make sure no one falls behind if they need to learn from home because of coronavirus.
So, we want to make sure your child can learn as much as possible at home. The following guidelines cover our ideal expectations of what we’d like your child to do while learning remotely, and how we plan to support you and them.
Each day we’d like your child to:
Log onto the live/virtual register (if there is a local/national lockdown)
Complete Religious Education, English and Mathematics tasks which have been set for that day.
Complete the Foundation subjects that have been set one for each day of the week.
It’s important that your child engages with home learning. If they aren’t, we’ll use the following strategies to provide additional support:
The Class teacher will individually message the child.
A member of staff will then make a phone call home to speak to the parent and the child to establish the difficulty
What support will the school provide?
Regular contact with teachers through the daily register, messages and recorded voice notes and lessons
Regular feedback through marking and individual messages, so your child knows how they’re doing
If your child does not have a laptop we have a limited number of laptops available for you to loan. This will be prioritised according to individual circumstance.
What can I do to help my child?
Create a positive environment for your child to learn at home, for example:
Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life
Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over
Create and stick to a routine, as this is what your child is used to at school. For example, eat breakfast at the same time each morning and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day
Stick a timetable up on the wall so everyone knows what they should be doing when, and tick activities off throughout the day
Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day to keep your child active
Support your child but do not complete the homework for them. If they are struggling they should message the teacher otherwise we will not know that they needed further support.
Communicate with school if you need additional help or are encountering difficulties.
Email the office:
firstname.lastname@example.org ( Infant School)
email@example.com (Junior School)