At High Ercall Primary School, we will offer remote learning to any pupil absent due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. We follow the DFE guidance which expects schools to have contingency planning in place for remote education. Parents should contact school immediately in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 or where a test has been sought for a household member.
Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education. Schools are expected to consider how to continue to improve the quality of their existing offer and have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision by the end of September. This planning will be particularly important to support a scenario in which the logistical challenges of remote provision are greatest, for example where large numbers of pupils are required to remain at home.
Please read the current Remote Learning Planning document to the right of this page.
In developing these contingency plans, High Ercall Primary School will:
When teaching pupils remotely, we will:
We will consider these expectations in relation to the pupils’ age, stage of development or special educational needs, for example where this would place significant demands on parents’ help or support. We will not set long-term projects or internet research activities.
Planning for different scenarios:
In all scenarios use class technology survey and discussion with parent to decide whether a device needs to be loaned.
In all scenarios, remote education will be sent home as a paper copy or be available electronicall
1. Individual isolation
If a child is isolating due to symptoms within the household, or the family has been told to isolate by NHS Track and Trace.
2. Class bubble isolation
If there is a positive case confirmed in a class. All pupils and staff on the contact list will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
3. Local or National Lockdown
Following advice from the LA the school closes due to a local spike in cases.
Whole school lockdown following advice from PHE or Health Hub.
Home Learning Core Offer
Daily Deliberate Practice
Within the week
Spelling (Spelling Shed)
Phonics / Reading activity / Story
Writing / GPS
Geography / History or other foundation to match learning from class
In order to support the wellbeing of our staff they will not be expected to respond to emails / Seesaw or be in Teams sessions beyond the school day ie 8:30am to 3:30pm. We also recognise that many of our staff have families of their own to support and will need to manage their own days around this too. Teachers may also be teaching in school during the day – and so there may not be immediate response to concerns about learning but we would aim to respond within 24 hours.
Please see the attached documents with further guidance, including sample timetables which would be sent home in the event of isolation.
|_Remote learning Plan - update January 2021.pdf [ pdf | 1mb ]|
|Appendix A Weekly online learning plan sample.docx [ docx | mb ]|
|Appendix B Remote learning daily timetable sample.docx [ docx | mb ]|
|Appendix C Individual remote learning.docx [ docx | mb ]|
|High Ercall Remote Learning Contingency Plan Sept 20.docx [ docx | mb ]|
|Remote and school learning - 5th Jan 21.pdf [ pdf | 2mb ]|