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COVID-19

Remote Education

 

Children required to stay at home and following the guidance issued, will have work set by school through our online learning platform, BGfL 365.  The work set will vary according to the age of the children but a plan will be provided alongside the work set. Please see below our Parents Information on remote learning.

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In the event that we are instructed to close the whole school for a limited period

Remote Education Provision: Information For Parents

 

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. 


If the government instructs schools to close, all children would be required to stay at home and follow the guidance issued.  We would then use BGfL 365 to set online work for pupils.  The work set will vary according to the age of the children but a plan will be provided alongside the work set. 


Where individual pupils are self-isolating, Teachers will set work using BGFL 365 and will follow the routines set for an entire closure.

 

Action

Access and time frame

How will my child access any online remote learning?

 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

 

 

 

Time frame

 

 

Teachers will set work using BGfl 365.

All parents have received a parent guide on how to gain access to BGfL 365 and access the work for their child. Pupil log in details are in the front of the pupils reading diaries.

 

Teachers will provide a child friendly plan that outlines what the pupil will need to do as part of their home learning, with links to websites, Oak National Academy lessons, documents and PowerPoints that the pupils will need to access in order to complete the work.

 

This will be uploaded ready for the day after if the closure is announced before 12 noon, two days after if the announcement is made after 12 noon or the Monday should the closure have occurred on a Friday.

 

Online learning

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

 

 

 

The Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engagement and feedback

 

Key Stage One pupils will receive a minimum of three hours work per day and Key Stage Two pupils will receive a minimum of four hours work per day.  We will set four lessons work that follow the curriculum for the current term.  However, some adaptations in some subjects may need to be made due to the practical resources that the pupils would require.

 

The four lessons that are set daily will include Reading/Phonics, Writing, Mathematics and another subject including RE, Science or a foundation subject.

 

Pupils will be expected to complete the work during the normal school hours and therefore, we ask parents to provide an appropriate working space and the resources needed to complete the work set.

 

Teachers will access the work completed after 3:05pm.  Teachers will give feedback on the tasks completed and how to access the feedback is explained in the parent guide.

 

If a pupil has not accessed the online learning (pupils on the list as being able to complete online learning), the parent of the pupil will be contacted by a member of staff.

 

No access to technology

Where eligible, children will be offered a device, including devices that enable an internet connection, provided by the Department for Education to complete their online learning.

If a family has no access to online learning, we will provide home learning packs weekly that would need to be collected from school.  The pupil would then bring their completed work back to school the following week when they are collecting their next pack.

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs.

All work set for pupils will be set at an appropriate level.

Pupils who have an EHCP have been invited to attend school.  The work set for SEND learners will include work linked to their individual targets set from the Birmingham Language and Literacy continuum assessments.

Contact will be made weekly with the families of EHCP children who are not attending.

 

Trouble shooting

If parents require assistance, they will be able to telephone the school or email enquiry@severne.bham.sch.uk  and a member staff will talk them through how to access the work.

 

We do recognise that the health and wellbeing of our pupils is paramount and we appreciate that the level of work that might be undertaken by a child will reflect the situation and circumstances at home.  If you require any assistance or guidance throughout home learning, please do not hesitate to email the school and a member of staff will get back to you.

Contingency Planning

Current context

At Severne, our primary aim is the safety and well-being of our pupils and staff.  We recognise that a school closure will impact differently on all of us and we acknowledge that families will face a variety of situations and challenges.  With this in mind, we have taken all steps possible to keep our school open.  In terms of our daily routines in school, our cleaning regime has been strengthened with a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces such as door handles. Pupils are required to sanitise their hands as soon as they enter the school building in the morning.  Pupils and adults are all being instructed to wash or sanitise hands much more frequently and additional sanitisers have been placed strategically along both the junior and infant corridor and the administration corridor. 

Due to the ever-changing situation with relation to Covid 19, we are also planning for a number of different scenarios.

Different scenarios

  1. Infection affects a member of our school community, a case is confirmed and we are instructed to close a class/bubble.
  2. Instruction from the government to close the whole school.

Our hope in sharing these plans is that you fully understand that we will do all that we can to keep our pupils and staff safe, whilst at the same time continuing to provide them with a valuable education and ensure minimal disruption to their learning.

Infection affects a member of our school community and a case is confirmed

In this scenario, if a member of school staff or a pupil received a positive Covid test result, the school would have to follow direct guidance and risk assessments from Public Health England.  In most cases, closure of the whole school will be unnecessary but certain classes/bubbles may need to isolate. Parents would be contacted to collect their child as soon as possible to take them home and start a 10 day isolation period.  Online learning would commence the following day.

Please refer to the table below- In the event of a class/bubble closure or whole school closure.

Instruction to close the whole school for a limited period

If the government instructs schools to close, all children would be required to stay at home and follow the guidance issued.  We would then use BGfL 365 to set online work for pupils.  The work set will vary according to the age of the children but a plan will be provided alongside the work set.  If a parent/pupil has difficulty logging on, they should email enquiry@severne.bham.sch.uk.

Please refer to the table below- In the event of a class/bubble closure or whole school closure.

IN THE EVENT OF A CLASS/BUBBLE OR WHOLE SCHOOL CLOSURE

 
ACTION
Receiving the advice that a class/bubble or the whole school needs to isolate.
Teachers will set work using BGfl 365.
 
All parents will have received a parent guide on how to gain access to BGfL 365 and access the work for their child. Pupil log in details are in the front of the pupils reading diaries.

Teachers will provide a child friendly plan that outlines what the pupil will need to do as part of their home learning, with links to websites and the names of the documents and powerpoints that the pupils will need to access in order to complete the work.

This will be uploaded ready for the day after the closure or the Monday should the closure have occurred on a Friday.
Online learning
Pupils will be expected to complete the work during the normal school hours and therefore, teachers will access the work completed after 3:05pm.  Teachers will give feedback on the tasks completed.

If a pupil has not accessed the online learning (pupils on the list as being able to complete online learning), they will be contacted by a member of staff.
Troubleshooting
If parents require assistance, they will be able to telephone the school or email enquiry@severne.bham.sch.uk and a member staff will talk them through how to access the work.
Subsequent days
Daily tasks will be uploaded the night before, ready for the following day or there may be several days work uploaded.  However, the expectation is that only the work set for a specific day needs to be completed.

We are aware that some families may have no hardware for an online approach to learning. Where this is the case, we could consider lending the child a laptop. A family would still need to have their own Wi-Fi system to connect the laptop to the internet. If a loan of a laptop would be useful in this scenario, please email enquiry@severne.bham.sch.uk..

If a family has no access to online learning, we will provide home learning packs that would need to be collected from school.  The pupil would then bring their completed work back to school on their return.

We do recognise that the health and wellbeing of our pupils is paramount and we appreciate that the level of work that might be undertaken by a child will reflect the situation and circumstances at home.  If you require any assistance or guidance throughout home learning, please do not hesitate to email the school and a member of staff will get back to you.

Birmingham - Local Restrictions

Birmingham.gov.uk/info/coronavirus_restrictions_in_birmingham

 

Covid-19 related pupil absence

A quick reference guide for parents and staff (September 2020)

What to do if…

Action Needed

Return to school when…

…my child has Covid-19 symptoms.

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Get a test

- Inform the school immediately about the test result

…the test comes back negative or a period of 10 days has passed since the symptoms started, and the child feels well.

…my child tests positive for Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days).

…10 days have passed since symptoms began, even if they still have a cough or loss of taste/smell. (These symptoms can last for several weeks.)

AND the child feels well.

…my child tests negative.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Discuss when your child can come back (same day/next day).

…the test comes back negative.

…my child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Ring on each day of illness.

…after 48 hours following the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea (as per attendance policy)

…someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Household member to get a test.

- Inform school immediately about test result.

…the test comes back negative.

…someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

 

…the child taken a pcr test

   

 

PLEASE NOTE - Parent/Carer handbooks and additional information can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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