Remote Learning Guidance

In the event of school closure, we will continue delivering high-quality education to facilitate remote learning. Our priority is to ensure students have the best learning opportunities even if they are not in school. This will help us to:

  • Ensure consistency in our approach to remote learning for pupils who are not in school.
  • Set out expectations for everyone in our school community.

An important policy that we encourage parents to read and understand is our Remote Learning Policy 2020-21. This outlines what arrangements will be in place in the event of a lockdown (partial or full).

Learning at Home

Each day of the school week, pupils will be provided with a schedule of 3-5 lessons and supporting learning resources/links that can be accessed either on their SeeSaw profile or through their Year Group page on the school website. See the suggested daily timetable below to support your child to have a structured day of home learning.

Through SeeSaw, pupils will be able to upload their learning, message their teacher directly, ask questions and receive support for their learning - teachers are on hand throughout the school day to support in every way they can. Pupils will be asked to submit set tasks to support their teachers in assessing their learning and providing suitable provision for further learning.

For further information about your child's curriculum and to access your child's home learning, sign in to SeeSaw, head over to their year group page or click here:

We will also continue to use and update the following platforms to support your child's home learning:

Daily Teams Meetings

Community Classroom

During this period of school closure, Government guidance emphasises that parents should keep children at home wherever possible and that the fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk of the virus spreading. We all need to work together to try and stem the spread of the virus.

There are two categories of children for whom the school will continue to provide care at this time if needed:

1. Children who are vulnerable: Full details of which children are covered are set out below.

2. Children whose parents are key workers and who meet ALL the following conditions:

• The parent must be in a critical role based on government advice - full details of these critical roles are below; and

• The parent must have had confirmation from their employer that their specific role is necessary for the continuation of essential public service; and

• Their child cannot otherwise be cared for safely at home.

If your child/children fall into either of the above two categories, please see the Key Worker form below for your completion – please return this via email at admin@arkjohnarcher.org or phone in to the school office – otherwise we cannot guarantee a place for your child. If you are a key worker, you will be asked to confirm your role, that you are required by your employer and that your child cannot be cared for safely at home.

 

Pupils will follow a similar timetable to that of pupils learning from home, with slight adaptations to accomodate timings of the school day and opportunities for fresh air (see timetable below).

 

Staying In Touch

During this time, it is important to us that we remain in close contact - the school and our staff are dedicated to ensuring the happiness and wellbeing of all of our pupils and families.

If you need advice or support please contact us at admin@arkjohnarcher.org

For education support, contact us at e.support@arkjohnarcher.org or through your child's year group email (see year group page).

We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and pupils via text message, email, Twitter and Instagram.

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Safeguarding

E-Safety

Use Kiddle instead of Google to support pupils to surf the internet safely.

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Health Advice & Family Support

The Coronavirus pandemic means these are extraordinary times for all of us and the impact on communities around the world, and up and down the country, has been profound. We know that this may be an extremely difficult time for you and your family. Further support can be accessed in the following ways: