Whilst your child is unable to attend school due to the COVID 19 pandemic, but they are still fit and well and able to learn, we will provide remote/home learning. We would encourage all parents to engage with home learning, although we do appreciate that some pupils may find certain aspects, such as seeing their teacher on screen challenging. The nature of the remote/home learning provision will depend on the age of your child and the curriculum pathway that they follow in school and individual class timetables may differ depending on whether the whole class are learning remotely, or whether there is a mixture of pupils attending learning onsite and at home.
We know that many parents may feel anxious about supporting their child with remote/home learning, but all pathways have a focus on developing personal, social and life skills home learning is an ideal opportunity to develop these. Parents are already experts at teaching their children to be as independent as possible with dressing, eating, cooking and personal care skills.
Play is also an important vehicle for learning in all age groups and parents have an important role in engaging in play activities with their child. Please ask your child’s teacher for suggestions.
Using an online platform such as Microsoft Teams may be new to many of you. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you need any support to access online sessions. Please note that online sessions are just one element of home learning and for some pupils, particularly younger pupils and those following the Explorers and Discoverers pathways, a single daily online session combined with other home learning activities, such as work packs and practical activities around personal learning intentions is appropriate.
For details of the Remote/Home Learning offer for each Pathway, please see attached documents.