Remote Learning Whole School overview
Remote Learning at Ursula Taylor C of E School
Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic started, we have been operating home learning for children who have been unable to be at school. In the first lockdown, we provided paper based learning packs for children to work on at home, alongside signposting parents to Oak National Academy to support learning through the use of video lessons.
As we have moved through the pandemic, we have worked on and adjusted our offer to make home learning mirror more closely what is happening at school. In September 2020, we returned to the new school year with a full complement of children, but with the ever present knowledge that at any time children may need to isolate or school bubbles would need to close.
In order to ensure that we catered immediately for children who needed to learn from home, we began to create a weekly timetable of lessons for children to access from home should they be unable to come to school.
These timetables were uploaded onto our Class Dojo platform for ease of access at the start if each week.
We continued with this strategy throughout the Autumn Term 2020.
In January 2021, we were immediately taken into Tier 4, which created further restrictions on school life and how we managed teaching and learning in bubbles. We created timetables as we had done previously in readiness for children needing to be at home and looked at how we could use zoom, previously used for parents consultations to support our children.
We began the new term on January 5th in a lockdown. This resulted in some significant changes to the management of key worker / critical workers' children and also our vulnerable children who would be in school.
We changed our remote learning again, to embed twice daily zoom sessions to engage children and ensure that we remain in contact with families wherever possible. We are now offering some short bursts of live teaching, regular zoom check ins, regular good quality feedback and next steps to support learning. In additiona to this, a weekly programme of collective worship to get the whole school involved.
Our remote learning strategy, details our offer in much more detail and can be found on this page and also our home page.
We welcome questions about our provision, please email the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything you would like to ask.
We have created a protocol for remote learning for parents to use as a reference.
(Please note this is from the Autumn Term and contents about the offer have been superseded by the Remote learning Strategy.)