The temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 expired on 24th March 2022. The latest guidance from the UK Government is to prioritise high-quality face-to-face education to all pupils, as they should be attending school normally.
Remote learning will only be considered as a short-term measure and as a last resort, where in person attendance is not possible, or is contrary to government guidance. Parents should not book trips abroad during term time in the expectation that remote learning will be available.
Scenarios when remote education might be provided include:
- Occasions when the Executive Headteacher decides that it is not possible for the school to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government
- Occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend school but are well enough to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness
In these circumstances we endeavour to give pupils access to remote learning as soon as is reasonably practicable, though in proportion to the length of absence and disruption to their learning.
If the school is advised that it should close, we will update this statement.
During previous closures our provision included:
- Offering school places to pupils with EHCPs and other vulnerabilities
- Offering school places to pupils whose parents were designated as key workers
- Laptop loans for pupils without access to equipment
- Daily class zooms so that classes could keep in touch
- A range of curriculum lessons that could accessed via Padlet
- Electronic hand-ins and marking of work
- Booster groups/interventions delivered via zoom to selected pupils
- Welfare calls to families that were considered vulnerable