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Wilmington Primary School

Wilmington Primary School

Remote Learning

Remote Learning Statement

In September 2020, all our classes returned to full-time education following the Covid-19 closure as a school in March. We were open but this was only for key workers’ and vulnerable children. Although we hoped that the majority of our children will now have an uninterrupted experience, it has been necessary for bubbles to shut, children to isolate and now for us to return to key worker school only.

When we locked down in March, Remote Learning was something for the future. The staff have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ensure that if your child is self-isolating or if the bubble bursts and the children are learning from home, that their learning continues.

We have been researching and evaluating different online learning platforms to ensure that the one we use is right for our school and most importantly, you and your children. We have decided to use Class Dojo as a primary school friendly platform which enables you and your child to interact instantly with the class teacher. It is also a very positive platform as the children can earn points.

In addition, via the website, the children have access to daily lessons, weekly phone class and twice weekly zoom calls. This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’ (External Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19)

These methods will continue, once we are back together in school, if bubbles shut or children need to isolate.

If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices (e.g. laptops/iPads) and/or 4G connections will be sought, particularly for disadvantaged children. Parents will be reminded to make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning.