The roots to grow, the wings to fly...
During the week, teachers will be communicating with your children face to face online via a variety of platforms such as TEAMS, Zoom, Google Meet etc. There will be also be prerecorded lessons.
Your consent for your child to participate in 'live' lessons is automatically assumed by the teacher when your child logs into the session. If you do not want your children to participate in live teaching please inform the classteacher directly via email explaining reasons why. We do expect all children to engage in learning during lockdown and follow the appropriate programmes of study.
There are a few rules to follow to ensure safe and appropriate online behaviour and learning:
Children should be online in a comnunal area of the house (ie not a bedroom) and children should be appropriately dressed.
During live lessons, children should not be alone in the house and a parent should be nearby for safeguarding and for the purposes of supporting learning. The teacher may ask to speak to the parent at the start of the lesson to confirm this. If a child appears to be unsupervised and not in a communal space, then the live lesson may have to be stopped or the child asked to move to another room.
Children are asked to behave appropriately during lessons as they would in school and follow the teacher's instructions. They may be muted at different times so that the teacher can be heard.
Please encourage your children to use Google Classroom appropriately only uploading work they have been asked to or comments or evidence that are relevant to the teaching. Sometimes when children engage in the 'chat' facility it can be very confusing for others and this can lead to problems and misunderstandings. A basic rule is if you wouldn't say it to your teacher, please don't write it on the feed!
If parents have any safeguarding concerns during live teaching, please refer them via email or phone to myself or Mr Simpson.
Hopefully you will have received a timetable for this week and lessons will commence tomorrow. Any issues please contact the classteacher directly.