Online safety

We have a dedicated webpage that shows a wide selection of advice for children, parents and carers on the safe use of technology and the internet.

Class Dojo

If you need further information about using ClassDojo, please contact your class teacher who will be able to guide you.

Remote learning

This guidance explains what the school will do to ensure that learning is continued, during a lockdown or isolation period.

Online Learning Guidance

This guidance explains what the school will do to ensure that learning is continued, during a lockdown or isolation period. This will provide a three-tiered approach depending on the circumstances.

The plan will offer parents/pupils the opportunity to use remote learning opportunities to ensure work continues online.

The three-tiered approach will be used using the following markers.

  1. An individual is self-isolating because of a positive test in the household.
  2. A group of children are self-isolating because of a case of coronavirus in the bubble.
  3. The whole school is self-isolating because of an outbreak of coronavirus or local/national lockdown.

Within all plans, teachers will set appropriate work in – line with our current curriculum. Children will remain in contact with their teacher through ClassDojo and will be able to receive feedback through this system, to share success and communications. Teachers and parents will be able to message one another to share information and offer support.

ClassDojo will also be used to celebrate children’s work and connect to their year group community.

In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by the coronavirus, parents must engage in home learning. However, if children find themselves too ill then they should not be expected to complete home learning.

In preparation for home – learning, parents and children will receive logins and passwords for the following platforms:

  • DoodleMaths,
  • DoodleEnglish
  • Doodle Spelling and,
  • DoodleTables (if appropriate)
  • Teams online learning (to follow)

Other Passwords will be made available for site which support learning when appropriate

Initially, we will be setting work using ClassDojo as this is how we have done this previously. This is to enable some transition time for training and for parents to get used to using an alternative online system.

Teachers will use ICT lessons to familiarise the children with Teams online learning in the Autumn 2 2020. Then some homework tasks will be set on it so that parents, children and staff feel confident in its use.

Worksheets and practical resources

If a child is isolated from school i.e. the child is sent home from school to either receive a test or self-isolate as someone in the household is being tested, they will leave school and work will be provided by the school. This is to ensure the children will have an immediate opportunity to continue their learning. This may be in the form of work packs or work being posted on ClassDojo depending on the health of the class teacher. We endeavour to get work out on the first day or the next day at the latest. The expectations will be set out by the class teacher.

Staff links

In order to support with remote learning, we will provide links for parents. (01482 657208 and ask for

  • IT support link- Mr Cockshutt
  • Behaviour link- Mr Church
  • Well-being link – Mrs Stevens
  • SEN link- Mrs Stevens

 Well being

We understand that it is very difficult for parent and children at these times and we are happy to talk about any issues you may be having. We do have ELSA support within the school and arrangements can be made for them to talk to children via video link or a phone call. We also have a range of books in school to support children’s wellbeing if required

Remote learning

Tier 1 – An individual is self-isolating because of a positive test in the household;
  • The child will be provided with a home learning pack or work posted on ClassDojo. ClassDojo will be used to communicate with the parent/carer during the period of isolation. Staff will set work via ClassDojo that can be completed with a level of independence.
  • If a child does not engage, the class teacher is to call the parents to discuss obstacles and support. Differentiated work will be set for pupils with SEND.
  • SENDCo/DSL to make contact with children SEND and vulnerable children to ensure support is appropriate.
Tier 2 – A group of children are self-isolating because of a case of coronavirus in the bubble
  • Using ClassDojo the teacher explains the remote learning arrangements
  • Using ClassDojo and Teams online learning, the class teacher will upload a Maths and English lesson daily with necessary worksheets / website links as appropriate.
  • A mini project will be set for the children to complete as a ‘topic’ activity.
  • Doodle classroom activities will be assigned.
  • Feedback will be given daily when work is completed online.
  • Weekly telephone call/ Teams meeting from class teacher for ‘personal interaction’ to check on well-being.
  • SENDCo/DSL to make contact with children SEND and vulnerable children to ensure support is appropriate.
Tier 3 – The whole school is self-isolating because of an outbreak of coronavirus or local/national lockdown.
  • Using ClassDojo the teacher explains the remote learning arrangements.
  • Using ClassDojo and Teams online learning, the class teacher will upload work as time dictates.
  • A mini project will be set for the children to complete as a ‘topic’ activity.
  • Doodle classroom activities will be assigned.
  • Feedback will be given daily when work is completed online.
  • PPA time will be Friday afternoon and work and communication will end at this time.
  • Weekly telephone call/ Teams meeting from class teacher for ‘personal interaction’ to check on well-being.
  • SENDCo/DSL to make contact with children SEND and vulnerable children to ensure support is appropriate.

Parents/Carers need to be aware that staff may have their own childcare to consider as well.

There may also be a delay to the learning/feedback if the class teacher is ill. Arrangements will be made for another class teacher to cover in their absence, but consideration will need to be given as this teacher may be teaching another class as well during the day.