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Remote Learning

Remote Learning Plan

2020-2021

 

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have been an unprecedented situation in modern times. 

 

In order to ensure that learning continues, irrespective of full closure, bubble closure and self-isolation, Bassett Green Primary School has developed the following plan which offers remote learning opportunities whilst also acknowledging that some households have limited access to devices.

 

This plan will be applied in the following instances:

  1. An individual or number of children are self-isolating because of a positive test within the household or symptoms.
  2. A whole bubble or cohort is self-isolating because of a positive test within the bubble.
  3. Short term whole school closure except for attendance of critical key worker children and vulnerable pupils.

 

At Bassett Green, we always learn from previous bubble isolations and lockdown experiences and implement our remote provision rapidly, offering our full curriculum with a choice of remote learning options to match the needs of our school community.

 

We strive to ensure that no child is disadvantaged by COVID-19, as indicated in our school improvement plan priorities, through:

  • Providing daily live-learning (zoom or google classroom Y6) of core subjects, including phonics YR to Y4.
  • Providing wider curriculum learning, e.g. history and art, on Tapestry in YR, Seesaw KS1 & 2 or Google Classroom Year 6.
  • Providing paper packs if requested by parents
  • Contacting all families/children not attending school to check welfare and learning.
  • Personalising work for children on the SEND register based on their individual education and support plans to support their SEND need.
  • Personalising work for children with EHCPs based on their EHCP targets. These were commended by the Local Authority and shared with other schools.

 

We are particularly proud of the following in our provision:

  • The quality of our SEND, ELSA, Speech and Language and home learning packs that we hand deliver to our families weekly which ensured our children could access a range of subjects from home.
  • Our engagement strategies to improve attendance on our online live learning lessons during lockdown.
  • Keeping the children physically active.  We were one of only 4 schools in Hampshire to be awarded the Active Virtual Challenge by the School Games Mark.
  • Utilising the opportunity to develop the school and staff. 
  • Maintaining effective communication, including regular full governing body meetings, weekly governor’s report in lockdown and SLT meetings. Wellbeing activities with staff and children planned for and delivered to support our school community during these challenging times.
  • Providing a broad curriculum with additional phonics.

In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, parents must understand that engagement in home learning is vitally important to the continued educational development of all children of Bassett Green as is the expectation that we ensure that provision is available and accessible to all.

 

The following outlines the provision that will be provided in event of the outlined instances

 

Pupils need to isolate because someone in their household is symptomatic or tests positive

What our families will receive

Safeguarding / Our staff

  • The learning that the class complete will be uploaded to Tapestry (Year R), Seesaw (Year 1-5) or Google Classroom (Year 6) daily.
  • Feedback will be provided by the class teachers when uploaded to the online learning platform.
  • Online learning including Times Tables RockStars, MyOn and Bug Club should also be encouraged.
  • Paper home learning packs provided if requested.
  • Support with IT, including loaning school laptop, if requested.
  • SENCo monitors and supports the provision provided for those pupils with EHCP’s and IESP’s.
  • Class teacher monitors provision and calls families at least once weekly to monitor progress, provide support and carry out a welfare check.
  • ELSA calls to support the child
  • Daily welfare checks if deemed appropriate for our most vulnerable children (DSL)
  • DSL will liaise with outside agencies as appropriate.

 

 

A whole bubble/cohort is isolating because of a confirmed positive case

What our families will receive

Safeguarding / Our staff

  • A letter will be emailed to parents as soon as a partial closure is confirmed outlining the school’s provision.
  • Daily zoom lessons will be provided with class teachers for English, maths and phonics.
  • An online learning timetable with all links will be emailed home.
  • Tapestry (Year R)/Seesaw (Year 1-5) or Google Classroom (Year 6) will be used for all daily tasks, uploads of work, and feedback from the teacher.
  • Feedback will be provided by the class teachers when work is uploaded to the online learning platform.
  • Online learning including Times Tables RockStars, MyOn and Bug Club should also be encouraged.
  • Paper home learning packs and timetable provided if requested.
  • Support with the use of IT including loaning school laptops.
  • Use of social media to communicate with our parents/carers and maintain links

 

 

  • SENCo monitors and supports the provision provided for those pupils with EHCP’s and IESP’s.
  • Where a child has an EHCP, 1:1 personalised provision will be made available.
  • Year team monitors attendance on zoom sessions and set weekly attendance targets.
  • Year team will call families at least once weekly to monitor progress, provide support and carry out a welfare check.
  • ELSA calls to support the child
  • S&L activities provided if currently receiving provision.
  • Daily welfare checks if deemed appropriate for our most vulnerable children (DSL)
  • DSL will liaise with outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Tracking and monitoring engagement and contact across the school weekly and sharing this information with all stakeholders.
  • SLT will make contact with families that have no had contact with the year team.
  • For those eligible for free school meals, provide food hampers and/or vouchers

 

Short term whole school closure except for attendance of critical key worker children and vulnerable pupils

What our families will receive

Safeguarding / Our staff

  • A letter will be emailed to parents as soon as a school closure is confirmed outlining the school’s provision.
  • Attendance in school will be encouraged where appropriate e.g. vulnerable pupils and children of critical key workers.
  • Daily zoom lessons will be provided with class teachers for English, maths and phonics.
  • An online learning timetable with all links will be emailed home.
  • Tapestry (Year R)/Seesaw (Year 1-5) or Google Classroom (Year 6) will be used for all daily tasks, uploads of work, and feedback from the teacher.
  • Feedback will be provided by the class teachers when work is uploaded to the online learning platform.
  • Online learning including Times Tables RockStars, MyOn and Bug Club should also be encouraged.
  • Engagement incentives provided for remote learning e.g. Amazon vouchers, fun zooms etc
  • Paper home learning packs and timetable provided if requested.
  • Support with the use of IT including loaning school laptops, issuing broadband routers, and home visits offering IT support.
  • Use of social media to communicate with our parents/carers and maintain links
  • ELSA wellbeing and support packs, if your child receives ELSA support.
  • Wellbeing Wednesday which is a screen free day devoted to wellbeing and non-screen independent learning around the wider curriculum.
  • SENCo monitors and supports the provision provided for those pupils with EHCP’s and IESP’s.
  • Where a child has an EHCP, 1:1 personalised provision will be made available.
  • Year team monitors attendance on zoom sessions and set weekly targets for attendance to improve each week.
  • Year team will call families at least once weekly to monitor progress, provide support and carry out a welfare check.
  • Track and monitor engagement and contact across the school weekly and sharing this information with all stakeholders.
  • ELSA calls to support the child, mental health and wellbeing
  • S&L activities provided if currently receiving provision.
  • Daily welfare checks if deemed appropriate for our most vulnerable children (DSL)
  • DSL will liaise with outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Tracking and monitoring engagement and contact across the school weekly and sharing this information with all stakeholders.
  • Limited or no engagement and contact lists provided to SLT for each year group to make contact
  • For those eligible for free school meals, provide free school meal hampers and vouchers in addition to fair share and signposting parents to additional food support e.g. local church
  • Conducting parent feedback survey and pupil voice

From the 2021 lockdown, our priorities and improvements we would strive to make in the event of another lockdown are:

 

  • Increase the number of key pieces pf learning submitted for teacher feedback.
  • Continue to target children who are not accessing live learning or submitting work for feedback and triangulate their use with other remote learning offered. 
  • Act on parent and pupil feedback collated at the end of lockdown 3.0.
  • Cross reference children who have not submitted work online and triangulate their use with other remote learning offered, including return of packs. 

 

 

‘Catch Up’ Premium

 

In June 2020, the government announced funding to support children to ‘catch up’ on missed learning caused by Coronavirus (COVID19).  This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been most affected.  Bassett Green Primary School receives £80 per pupil from reception to year 6 in three payments across the year.

 

As part of our school improvement journey, we continue to work to ensure all children make rapid progress.  With removal of statutory assessments, we have considered carefully what we chose to assess to improve learning, aid transition and ensure children make rapid catch-up.   Upon children’s return to school all children were assessed in phonics, reading, writing and maths using the school’s own assessments[i] which have already been implemented in the autumn term to gauge where children are in their learning. All assessments were 'low risk' and as close to children's usual classroom practise as possible with a 'show me what you know' approach.

 

The ‘catch up’ funding at Bassett Green Primary School, has been used to support our pupils’ in closing the gaps in their learning as a result of the school closures.  A full program of interventions and resources continues to be delivered by a team of intervention teachers, based on the school assessment indicated above.  Outcomes are being monitored to ensure the funding is being used effectively to help children catch up quickly.

 

For further information on the catch up premium, please see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/catch-up-premium-coronavirus-covid-19/catch-up-premium

 

 

 

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