In September 2020, all our classes returned to full-time education following the Covid-19 closure in March. Although we hope that the majority of our children will now have an uninterrupted experience, there is the possibility that an individual child, a class bubble, or indeed the whole school, will need to self-isolate for a period of time. We have therefore put in place a plan for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education. This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’
If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide paper packs of learning. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices (eg, laptops) will be sought, particularly for disadvantaged children. Parents will be reminded to make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning. Paper copies will still be available.
The staff have worked tirelessly in ensuring that if your child is self-isolating or if the bubble bursts and the children are learning from home, that their learning continues.
We are really enjoying seeing all of Calton's fabulous remote learners engaging in their learning during our online lessons. Keep up the amazing work. We kindly ask that alongside this provision, please complete the online feedback forms for each activity attempted at home, even if it is just with your child’s name. However, if you do wish to complete the online feedback forms with a more detailed account of how your child carried out their work etc. then it gives the year group teams an opportunity to comment during live lessons on how hard they have tried and what beautiful work they have done
Furthermore, we are encouraging all parents / carers to send some examples of their child’s home learning into school when completed by photographing it and sending it in via our year group email:
This is because we like to print off some of their photographs to put in their books as examples of our children's efforts at home and to share on Facebook etc. great examples of work to help inspire others. Also, by sending in photographs of their work the teaching staff are able to provide further support and guidance when needed in helping families in delivering these daily lessons.
We do know how difficult it can be to home school children and we appreciate how hard you are all working with them to support their learning during these unprecedented and demanding times. We thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of year group team.