Remote learning

Remote learning

As you are probably aware, the cases of Covid 19 are rising. Local and national measures are being put in place to tackle the virus spread and these are changing daily. The government have stressed that school closures are very much a last resort, but have not ruled them out.

Local authorities and academy trusts across the country have been working closely with the Department for Education to ensure that an online learning strategy is in place for all school age pupils in the event of schools having to close.

You will see from the Baldersby St James Remote Learning Overview, that the children will be able to continue their learning with access to a broad and balanced curriculum, even when working virtually. The teachers will be able to support learning and respond to the children’s work in a variety of ways – direct marking, top tips placed alongside work and also through a supportive weekly telephone call.

There will be an expectation that during remote learning the children will access as many of their online tasks as they can each day. We have clarified with you that all children will be able to access a device for online learning and if you indicated to us that you will need a loaned device, you will be provided with one.

To support you and your child, please see this guide to using google classroom

We all very much hope we do not have to go down this route as we have really enjoyed seeing the children settled back into school and enjoying their learning. However, I am sure as you can appreciate, it is imperative that we are well prepared to support our children as best we can in these turbulent times.

If you have any questions regarding this information do not hesitate to contact us.

Update – 11 January 2021
Due to the government announcement on 4 January 2021 we are again in National Lockdown. School remains open to children of critical workers and vulnerable children only. School staff will be uploading daily Numeracy and Literacy tasks via Google Classroom and the teachers will be in regular communication via telephone or email to support children and families with the remote work. 
There will be some opportunities to share in ‘live’ sessions via Zoom or Google Meet for Celebration Worship.
The work provided online can also be supplemented with educational material provided by the BBC and other online providers via approved channels/platforms. The children will be directed by staff to material that is suitable for their age and ability.