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Remote Learning

Below are the guides for both parents and pupils on how to access the Class Dojo platform.

Remote Learning Guidance

Remote Learning 

Remote learning refers to learning that is completed away from the physical school building. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many children will be required to learn remotely during the academic year 2020-21. The overall purpose of remote learning is to minimise the disruption to pupils’ education through providing access to learning that mirrors what would have been provided in school.

At Newport Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote working whether for an individual pupil, a specific bubble or for the whole school due to a local or national lockdown. We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring that all pupils have access to the learning resources and support they need to succeed.

How will this be provided?

A child, family or group of children could be required to isolate for up to 10 days. Some children may be ill during this period but the vast majority will be well and isolating as a precaution to break the chain of transmission. 

Government guidelines require schools to provide education for children who are in isolation. 

At Newport we aim to do this by:

  • Using ClassDojo as our main platforms for setting & responding to work and communicating with the children;
  • Make use of our on-line subscription services to support the learning. These include TT Rockstars and Reading Plus;
  • Where appropriate recommend other apps and web based learning to enhance our provision;
  • Align remote education, to ensure pupils can move between physical and remote education;
  • Where new material is required to be taught, provide this through school created videos of lesson inputs, third party videos or annotated notes on ClassDojo. This will vary according to the age of the child, the curriculum area and the number of children isolating at the time.

Provide contact with the pupils through: 

  • At least twice weekly work feedback via ClassDojo (the aim is for this to be daily wherever possible);
  • Recorded lessons (where appropriate);
  • Weekly phone conversations with nominated member of school staff (known to the pupil);
  • Door-step visits when necessary.

When will my child receive remote learning? How will they get feedback?

SituationWhat remote learning will be provided?What feedback and contact can I expect?
Child is ill with a ‘standard’ childhood illness e.g. cold or chicken poxNo remote learning is required. 
Child is ill enough not to be in school therefore should be recovering.       Teacher should ‘catch up’ child as per normal practise for a short, couple of day absence 
Contact as per attendance policy from the office staff
Child is isolating, awaiting a test result or awaiting a test result of a household member Short term absences 1–4 days – no work required         Suggestions of activities to allow your child to practise their basic skills will be put up on ClassDojoNo feedback provided 
A single child, or a small group of children, are isolating because they have had a positive test, or a member of household has had a positive test, – 10 day absence likely. A child is isolating due to contact with a positive case and contact from the track and trace system – 10 day isolation period. 10 days of remote learning hosted on ClassDojo·         
Learning could be one day behind the rest of the class to allow for manageability.        Expectation that learning completed will be comparable to that completed in school
Feedback through ClassDojo from the class teacher assisted by the Teaching Assistants as required
Whole class bubble is isolating due to positive test within the bubble. Adults are well but isolating Teacher and Teaching Assistant will post daily activities aligned to the learning being completed in school ·         Work set for children to complete in ClassDojo and feedback given to children via this means.Feedback through ClassDojo from class team.    
Whole class bubble isolated and adults are not well.As per above but with adults unwell, feedback could be from an adult external to the child’s class.Via ClassDojo  
Local lockdown.Decisions on remote learning will be in line with Government Guidance and will incorporate the methods used above   To be decided depending on severity of the lockdown and the number of staff required in school 

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