Covid-19, Remote Learning and Catch Up Information
We are grateful to our parents and carers for the superb support we have received to help us to run the school as safely and efficiently as we can during this time.
On this page we have grouped together the most recent documentation related to Keeping Safe and Healthy; School Organisation (how we run the school) and Special Arrangements for Teaching and Learning (Remote Learning and Catch Up).
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KEEPING SAFE AND HEALTHY
SCHOOL ORGANISATION 2020/21
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING THIS YEAR
If a child or class has to self isolate due to Covid-19, we have a Remote Learning Plan which is understood by all our community. You can find the plan by clicking on the link below.
You will find Remote Learning information for every year group by navigating to the Remote Learning area of our website. The information on these pages is designed to support families on the first day of any self-isolation. There is a suggested timetable to help structure the day, and activities linked to the half term’s topic, as well as useful links. From the second day of self-isolation, work will be set daily via Google Classroom (Y1 to Y6) or Tapestry (Acorns). This work will be closely matched to the learning the child would be experiencing if they were in school. All our Remote Learning provision is aimed at ensuring the child keeps up with the rest of their class during any spell of absence. Arrangements for whole class absence, such as when a bubble has to close, or in the case of a whole school lockdown are detailed in the latest Remote Learning Plan above.
All schools have considered carefully the curriculum they are providing this academic year (September 2020 to July 2021). This curriculum is often called a ‘Recovery Curriculum’ because it has been planned to help children make the best possible transition back into full time learning after the first Covid-19 lock down.
Schools have been asked to think carefully about how to help children catch up on any missed learning due to lock down. Our Recovery Curriculum for Maths and English is designed to secure objectives the children would normally have covered in the summer term at the same time as these objectives are covered this autumn term. This approach will avoid any long term gaps.
At Andrews’ Endowed CE Primary School, our Recovery Curriculum seeks to give our children the best possible learning experiences, maintaining our usual broad curriculum and trying to be as creative as possible to overcome any obstacles that running a school during a pandemic causes.
Schools are very aware that life during lock down was different for every family. We have support systems in place for anyone who might need it, now, or in the future.
Catch Up Plan
In recognising the challenges the pandemic has posed for learning and teaching, the Department for Education has provided schools with some money to support our recovery curriculum. This money is called ‘Catch Up Funding’ and schools are required to have a clear plan in place to show how they intend for all children to recover from lock down and catch up on any gaps.
Please follow this link to see our Catch Up Plan for this academic year.