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Safeguarding notice for parents / carers

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, The Beaulieu Park School supports the Government recognition that many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. The Government has produced some guidance which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE NOTICE FOR PARENTS / CARERS

While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to get support and advice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

Wellbeing 

Please visit these websites for help and resources for supporting mental health and wellbeing:

https://youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/get-help-from-mental-health-helplines/

Please note: Details regarding Primary remote learning are shared daily by Ms Koller through email and Tapestry. For any queries, please email the class teacher or Ms Koller directly.

 

Remote education provision: information for parents 

Remote education provision: information for parents

In the primary phase of the Beaulieu Park school we are committed to providing children with the highest quality remote learning possible. We recognise that there is no substitute for children attending school and that there are some educational experiences that children benefit from at school are almost impossible to re-create at home but we will endeavour to provide children and their families with challenging and engaging activities, support and resources.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching. If the remote learning begins after a holiday period, the content for the first week may involve re-capping learning from the previous term. After the first week, children will continue to follow the planned curriculum for that half term.

 

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Unless teachers have had sufficient time to prepare home learning, the first 2 days may be delivered in a slightly different format. Children will be sent a challenge grid with a number of tasks on to select and complete. These tasks will cover a broad range of subject areas and will consider the limited resources that students may have at home. As soon as teaching staff are prepared, video lessons will commence.

 

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

Yes. Wherever possible, the children’s learning will include all subject areas covered in the national curriculum. Half-termly overviews can be found online for Year 1 onwards. For Reception, a yearly overview can be found on the website.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Every year group, from Reception to Year 3 will be given three lessons per day to complete. This will take approximately 3 hours. Each lesson will consist of a video by a teacher and will follow with some independent work.

In addition to these lessons, they should read every day (15 minutes) and complete a physical activity provided (30-45 minutes).

Every child also has access to Bug Club (a range of online books matched to their reading level) and a Purple Mash account, where they can complete additional tasks set by their teacher, as well as other self-selected tasks.

 

If families would their children to complete more work, every year group will be provided with an additional homework challenge grid for students to complete at their own pace.

Families will also be given a range of bedtime stories read by the children’s teachers and LSA’s so that these can be shared with the children.

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Children will access the video lessons via links sent to their parent’s email address. Every Monday, families will be emailed any paper documents that are required for the week. Families that do not have access to a printer can request a paper pack before 12 noon on Friday to collect on the following Monday.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education: Families that do not have access to a phone, tablet or computer will be offered a device to loan from the school.

If families do not have internet access, the school will endeavour to provide families with support with this.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

· Teachers and teaching staff will provide daily pre-recorded lessons on a daily basis.

 · Children will have access to a range of practical and written tasks- sheets provided either electronically and paper packs.

· Children will be given a weekly opportunity to take part in a weekly Zoom quiz with their classmates and teachers via Zoom.

· The Head of school will provide children with a weekly pre-recorded assemblyrelated to the school’s core values and any current issues.

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

We expect all children to engage in the learning at home. We will adapt the learning for students with additional needs, as well as providing challenge. Teachers and LSA’s will contact families every week to see how families are getting on with the home learning.

 

If families need any support, they have access to the class teacher, SENCo and Head of primary’s email addresses.

Families can email their children’s work directly to the Class Teacher. Teachers will respond to the children’s work and identify any misconceptions that need to be addressed.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Teachers and LSA’s will respond to the children’s work regularly. If there are any concerns about the work the Class Teacher will call parents to discuss and find ways to support further.

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows;  Children will given some written feedback via email. Teachers will discuss any concerns they may have during the regular welfare calls with parents or if this is urgent, before the scheduled calls.

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example, some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

· Bespoke learning packs for children with specific and significant needs

 · Lots of practical tasks for our younger students

· Regular contact with the SENCo and families of children with additional needs.

  • Regular live phonics and maths sessions with a teacher or LSA.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Children who are self-isolating will be provided with a pack of work to complete either electronically or a paper version (upon request). These packs are updated each half term and contain a mixture of tasks related to the current topic, as well as age-appropriate basic skill tasks in reading, writing and maths.   

This work can either be emailed to the Class Teacher or brought into school upon the child’s return.

Children will also be offered enough reading books for their isolation period and may be directed to online learning activities such as Bug Club, Purple Mash and TT Rockstars (Year 2 and above).

Should you require any further information or support regarding home learning, please contact the Head of primary, Kelly Koller- kkoller@beaulieuparkschool.com

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