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Mellor Community Primary School

Remote Learning

Should your child be unable to enter the school premises because they are required to self-isolate we will ensure that remote learning is available. As far as possible, you should aim to treat each day at home as a normal school day for your child. We understand that each family's circumstances are different and the responsibility to provide educational support at home can be difficult for families. It is however, important that children remain engaged in education, even when they are not able to enter the school site. We will do everything we can to support you with remote learning and if you have any difficulties please look at our help guides within this section of our school website or contact our school office.
As our remote learning is set on Db Primary, please do contact our school office if your child does not have access to a digital device and we will do all we can to aid the loan of a laptop. Where digital devices are made available on a loan basis it is expected that parents/carers will sign and abide by the terms in the school's digital device loan agreement, a copy of which can be found in the appendix of our Remote Learning Policy.

Daily Tasks

  • Support your child to log on to Db Primary each morning.
  • Support them to complete the daily register before 12pm by answering the questions.
  • Remind your child to watch the daily check-in.
  • Use the timetable for your child, given on their Db Primary page, to set a schedule for their day. Help them to take breaks and move on from one task to another.
  • Support your child to complete their tasks for the day.
  • Ensure your child submits their work by the given deadlines. Support them (if necessary) to submit the work by attaching it to an email.
  • Remind them to seek help if they need it via the forum, blog or email tools, and alert their teacher if they are not able to complete the work.

Top Tips to Support Your Child

Stay Organised!

 


Try to follow a regular routine in line with the normal school day so your child knows what to expect. Ensure they have a good start to the day by getting dressed so your child is ready for the day. Try to ensure your child takes regular breaks for snacks, meals, and time away from the screen to help their concentration.

Concentrate!

 


Support your child in finding an appropriate place to work, where they can learn easily.

Stay Active!

 


Remind your children to use the Mellor sports page to access daily boosts and other ideas for physical activity to get their bodies moving in their breaks and to support their physical and mental well-being.

Stay Safe!

 


Stay aware of what your child is accessing on-line and help them to keep them safe.

Stay Sociable!

 


Organise with other parents to arrange video calls with your child's friends so they can stay connected during social hours.

We understand this is difficult and we are here to help!

Remote Learning School Offer

Tier A - Whole Class Self-isolating
What it is means for our school: Year group/Class bubble have been sent home to self-isolate.

Expectation:

  • Lessons are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group.
  • Lesson content will be delivered through a combination of commercial and school created resources.
  • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible, (inc equivalent teaching time).
  • Provide pupils with a welcome message/video and daily register function which will allow them to register their attendance.
  • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed.
  • Provide resources and activities to support pupil wellbeing whilst working from home e.g. wellbeing blogs/check ins.
  • Db Primary will be used to share work for all year groups.
  • Provide pupils will opportunities to access live phase assemblies.
  • Provide daily contact with pupils as and when needed between the hours of 9am and 3pm (except where teachers are undertaking PPA/Lunch/Breaks).
  • Provide a Work of the Week page where work can be celebrated and pupils can share their work with their teachers and peers.
  • Individual submissions of work to be made via Microsoft 365, Db primary 'My work' or Db Primary email.
  • Focus individual feedback on where there are clear misconceptions that need to be addressed by Db primary email.
  • Utilise live lessons as and when appropriate.
  • Provide end of the week feedback for the class/year group.
  • If there is concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s, parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.

Tier B - Half Class Self-isolation
What it is means for our school: Half a class bubble (or large group of pupils) have been sent home to self-isolate

Expectation:

This will be a reduced offer due to the fact that the teacher will need to fulfil their full-time duties providing within class teaching. Group feedback will be provided but will be proportionate to the time teachers have during the week for normal marking/feedback

  • Lessons are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group.
  • Lesson content will be delivered through a combination of commercial and school created resources.
  • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible, (inc equivalent teaching time).
  • Provide pupils with a welcome message/video and daily register function which will allow them to register their attendance.
  • Individual submissions of work to be made via Microsoft 365, Db Primary 'My Work' or Db primary email.
  • Teachers will reply to work submitted online, identifying any areas of misconception and addressing through group feedback on a weekly basis.
  • Provide pupils will opportunities to access live phase assemblies.
  • Provide pupils with daily well-being check ins to access via the survey option.
  • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed.
  • If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.

Tier C - Individual Self-isolating
What it is means for our school: An individual child or small number of individuals are sent home to self-isolate

Expectation:
This will be a reduced offer due to the fact that the teacher will need to fulfil their full-time duties providing within class teaching. Individual feedback will be provided but will be proportionate to the time teachers have during the week for normal marking/feedback

  • Lessons are relevant to the curriculum focus for that year group.
  • Lesson content will be delivered through a combination of commercial and school created resources.
    The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school, wherever possible, (inc equivalent teaching time).
  • Provide pupils with a daily register function which will allow them to register their attendance.
  • Individual submissions of work to be made via Microsoft 365, Db Primary 'My Work' or Db primary email.
  • Teachers to reply to work submitted online prioritising areas of misconception and providing individual feedback.
  • Provide pupils will opportunities to access live phase assemblies.
  • Provide pupils with daily well-being check ins to access via the survey option.
  • Teachers to set clear deadlines and expectations for work to be completed.
  • If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s parents should be contacted via phone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement.

Tier D - Whole School (Key worker/ Vulnerable Children Provision)
What it is means for our school: Whole school is in lockdown, the majority of children are working from home, the school is providing face to face provision for Key Worker and Vulnerable children only

Expectation:
This will be a reduced offer due to the fact that the teacher will need to fulfil their full-time duties providing within class teaching. Individual feedback will be provided but will be proportionate to the time teachers have during the week for normal marking/feedback

  • As offer A, however where staff are providing face to face provision for Key worker/Vulnerable children, year group colleagues will take the lead on the delivery of remote learning. This may mean that whilst daily teacher contact will be available, for some children this may not be with their own class teacher.
  • All Key worker/vulnerable children will have opportunities during the school day to access year group remote learning with the support of school staff.
  • Teachers will have flexibility to take their allocated PPA within their working week around the above tasks, where teachers are supporting the face to face provision for KW/VG, Team leaders will make sure that PPA is provided.

Tier E - Teacher Self Isolation (Class in School)
What it is means for our school: Teacher has been sent to self-isolate but class is still in school

Expectation:

  • Teacher to provide cover/supply teacher with planning and support to deliver lessons within school, this may involve remote meetings to discuss/clarify planning and children's progress. Delivery of some sessions may be conducted remotely to the class where appropriate and may include pre-recorded resources e.g. morning message, story time, voice over PowerPoints etc.
  • Teachers to take responsibility for the remote learning of any children in that year group who are also self-isolating (Offer C).
  • Teacher will have the flexibility to take their allocated PPA time within their working week around the above tasks.

Note: Where the teacher is unwell they should follow the normal sickness absence procedure, there will be no expectation for them to work from home under these circumstances.