As we have seen an increase in the number of students isolating, we would like to let you know about the support on offer. Please keep this document and refer to it if your child has to isolate.
The school has a statutory duty to provide education for students who are self-isolating due to Covid-19. If your child has symptoms or has tested positive and is recuperating, there is no pressure to complete work until your child feels well enough to do so. To enable us to provide remote lessons via Teams to students who are able to access them, we would ask that you complete a very short survey, to help us to ascertain the level of provision to offer your child. The link to the survey can be found here:
We will use this information to ensure that teaching staff are aware of the students who need to be allowed to access lessons remotely through Teams.
If students are well enough to work from home, live lessons should be available via Teams. However, if there are technical issues, the lesson is a practical subject, or if a cover teacher is being used, this may not always be possible.
School work: If your child is isolating but feeling well, it is expected that students access remotely delivered lessons and follow their usual timetable. Teachers will be streaming the face-to-face lessons they are delivering in school through Microsoft Teams. This will allow students who are at home self-isolating to access the lessons and afford them the opportunity to ask questions and respond to their teachers directly. This should hopefully ensure that no self-isolating student is educationally disadvantaged compared to those within school. Below are three ways students can be learning from home.
- Teams lessons – This is the preferred way of working if students are isolating. However, if there are technical issues, if the lesson is a practical subject, or if a cover teacher is being used, this may not always be possible.
- If there is an issue accessing lessons, students should look on the class Teams tile to see if work has been uploaded on there. Alternatively, they may need to check subject specific folders on the VLE – this can be accessed via the school website. This will mean students are still able to complete the same work as students in school. Subject folders can be found on the VLE in ‘1 Covid Work’.
- If work cannot be located, students should revise the All Saints’ Absolute for the lesson. This can be completed in class books. Students should have a sheet in their red books that explains the approaches to self-quizzing. If they do not have this, there is a ‘Homework’ section of the school website at the bottom of the ‘Curriculum’ tab. If students are unsure what topic to be working on, the curriculum maps can also be found on the school website. Click on the ‘Curriculum’ tab and then ‘subjects’. From here, select the subject needed and click on the link for the Curriculum overview.
Computer access: If you do not have access to a laptop or PC at home, or if you do not have internet access, then please email the following address and we can arrange for you to collect a chrome book for the self-isolation period: firstname.lastname@example.org . This e-mail address should also be used if you are having any issues with your child not being able to access lessons, once you have Teams set up.
All students (Year 8-13) will be familiar with Microsoft Teams, having used this platform to access lessons delivered remotely during last academic year. Instructional videos and support guides can be accessed on the school website via the ‘Curriculum’ tab under ‘Support for remote learning and use of Microsoft Teams’. Should you have issues logging in, this may provide the answers.
It is important that students self-isolating check their school e-mail account daily as there may be invitations to access lessons delivered remotely.
Any other questions: If you have questions specific to the work set for students who are self-isolating or if you need guidance on how you can support your child in conducting their studies whilst self-isolating, please contact the Curriculum Leader for the subject you have a query about, or the Year Progress Leader. If your child is unable to access lessons for a reason not listed above, please telephone the school as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or need help with anything related to your child’s emotional or physical wellbeing, we have the well-being email address still set up to support: email@example.com