Remote Learning

Remote Learning Using Google Classroom

In the guidance for reopening schools, the government have made it clear that learning needs to continue at home (remote learning) if a child is required to isolate.

When does my child need to complete remote learning?

Your child must complete remote learning if:

  • They are isolating for 14 days due to a family member testing positive for Covid-19.
  • They are isolating for 10 days due to testing positive for Covid-19 themselves but have recovered from the initial symptoms.
  • A positive case of Covid-19 is found in school, which results in a ‘bubble’ having to isolate.
  • A local or national lockdown, which requires the school to close.

If your child is absent from school and suffering symptoms of any illness, they are not expected to complete remote learning.

If your child is absent for one of the four reasons detailed in the bullet points above, they are expected to complete daily remote learning. This includes children in Nursery, Reception and the Ocean Centre.

If your child is absent from school for any other reason, this will be an unauthorised absence and remote learning will not be provided for your child.

How will my child access remote learning?

All children in the school have been set up with a Google Classroom account. Your child’s teacher will send home their login details. Children will have been shown in school how to access their account, but younger children will obviously need help to do this again at home.

A step-by-step video guide to using Google Classroom can be found below for you to refer to if you are new to or unsure of how to use part of the platform.  It has been created by a secondary school trust, so please don’t worry about the tasks these children are being asked to do. Your child’s lessons and tasks will match their year group curriculum.

Please see this sample timetable which shows the lessons your child will be expected to complete each day. A timetable and all resources will be provided by the teacher through Google Classroom and work will be set that is appropriate to your child.

What if we do not have internet access at home?

As with homework through EdShed, your child will be given paper copies of work to complete and this will be posted to you. The activities will be the same as the tasks being set through Google Classroom. All paper-based remote learning must be completed, as per the timetable and returned when your child returns to school.

What do I (the parent/carer) have to do?

At home, you are required to support your child in completing the learning tasks each day. They should login at the start of the school day and complete all lessons for that day by 3.15pm. Please allow them small breaks between lessons. You will need to check that all work has been submitted (marked as done or turned in) by this time each day. Your child will receive feedback and guidance from their class teacher through Google Classroom.

If your child is completing paper-based learning, please check their work and ensure they make any necessary corrections.

We recognise that this may feel a lot more rigorous than the approach that was followed during the lockdown. However, this is necessary for children’s learning to not be further affected by the pandemic. As completion of this work is now expected and not recommended, we will call you on the third day of absence if your child has not submitted their work.

If you have any issues with accessing or completing your child’s remote learning, please call or email the school office who will forward on your query on to the class teacher or Key Stage Leader.