Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2016: Teachers value the contribution that pupils make to lessons. They use questions skilfully to engage pupils and encourage discussion.
Ofsted 2016: The entire staff team is committed to ensuring that the school is a happy place for pupils.
Ofsted 2016: The values of the school, ‘reflective, resourceful, reciprocal and resilient’, are well embedded in the school’s culture and regularly referred to in assemblies and lessons.
Ofsted 2016: In the Early Years, adults support children well by listening to responses and asking questions that extend thinking, using appropriate vocabulary to support learning.

Please share this Back to School story with your child before we return.Please share this Back to School story with your child before we return.Notices:

Distance Learning

You can find further detail in our Distance Learning Policy.
->  SCPS Remote Learning Policy

->  Risk assessment (January 2022)

->  Remote Learning Contingency Plan

->  Sheddingdean Coronavirus Outbreak Management Plan

 

 

Reporting a positive Covid-19 case

To ensure that we continue to keep the whole school community safe, it is essential that we are informed of any positive cases of Covid-19 that occur. During school hours please continue to phone the school offices and report individual confirmed cases. Out of school hours and during the weekend please contact the school on the following email address: office@sheddingdean.co.uk

For clarity, please state Confirmed Case in the subject box. We will need to know:

  1. Your child’s name and date of birth
  2. Your child’s class
  3. A contact phone number
  4. The first day when your child’s symptoms started
  5. What symptoms your child has
  6. The date when your child was last in school
  7. Please list any siblings
  8. Please list the schools where siblings attend, and their year groups

  

SCHOOL CLOSURE CONTINGENCY PLAN

At Sheddingdean our primary aim is the safety and well-being of our staff and pupils. We recognise that a school closure will impact differently on all of us and we acknowledge that children and families will face a variety of situations and challenges. With this in mind we take all steps possible to keep school open, but have robust contingency plans should school ever need to close.

 

We would ask all parents and carers to take the time to familiarise themselves with the information below so that our whole community can support our pupils and ensure minimal disruption to their learning if we should be forced to close for any reason.

 

Access to Microsoft TEAMS

All children will be reintroduced to the platform during their computing sessions in school. We will provide reminders of usernames or passwords and use this to deliver live online learning.

 

We will be continuing with ‘MyMaths’, an online maths learning platform and ‘Myon’ E-books to ensure all children have access to good quality reading books.

 

Teaching & Learning:  

Our aim is to keep our core purpose of teaching and learning continuing as effectively as possible. During a school closure each pupil will be provided with learning to do at home and there are high expectations of all pupils to complete the work set. An overview of activities and tasks will be shared on the website. This will be updated daily if required. However, Sheddingdean recognises that health and wellbeing are paramount and we appreciate that the level of work that might be undertaken by a child will reflect the situation and circumstances at home.

 

Revised Expectations for Online Learning during Partial/Full Lockdown (Microsoft Teams)

 

  • Teachers will provide 3 daily live lessons using Microsoft Teams to the class, each with a specific learning focus and pastoral support at the start of the week.
  • The chat facility will be monitored regularly when opened. Class teachers will inform the class daily of opening hours. 
  • The year group weekly online timetable will mirror class provision and the organisation of slides provide a suggestedschedule for each day. Year groups will consider if the sequence of lessons is suitable for home learning and review the order of the lesson/unit as appropriate.
  • All slide resources mirror the modelling and instruction delivery that would happen in class for mainstream lessons.
  • Teachers may use Oak academy resources / Videos/ BBC Bitesize etc to introduce conceptsand scaffold learning each day.
  • Each day children will also be given an opportunity for learning within a foundation subject with science, art, PSHE, history orgeography topic based activities each week.
  • Teachers will provide ideas for PE activities at least three times a week that are not limited to links for YouTube videos.
  • The class teacher will endeavour to respond daily to the things that are posted on the Teams Chat.
  • Answer slides will be uploaded to each class page either later on the day the learning slides are added or on the morning of the following day so that children can mark their own work.
  • Individual feedback will be given a minimum of twice per weekusing the private comments section. General feedback can be given in the communal stream or classwork stream.
  • Teachers and SLT will continue to review which children are not accessing Microsoft Teams and ‘digital registers’ will be updated regularly.

 In addition: 

Special Needs: For children with special educational needs (SEN) we realise this will have an impact on how Education Health and Care Plans are delivered. Extra attention will be given to meeting the individual needs of children and young people with SEN and their families in the event of school closure or partial school closure.

Thank you for helping us look after everyone in the school community and for understanding the unique challenges we are facing.