As of January 2021 our school operates remote learning for the vast majority of our pupils. The school is open for our vulnerable pupils, as well as the children of critical workers.
Woodside Junior School is committed to ensuring that high quality learning continues even when the school is closed. Whilst the school building may need to be closed at times, to some or all learners, learning itself is never ‘closed’ at our school. Remote learning and on-going communication and feedback between teachers, pupils and parents will be a priority.
When teaching remotely, the DfE will expect the school to:
The above expectations are set out in relation the pupils' age, stage of development and SEND. The school will endeavor not to make significant demands for parents' help or support.
What would initiate remote learning for pupils?
The government, in its guidance, sets out four TIERS which would operate if an outbreak of Covid- 19 were to hit the local or school community. These are:
All schools will remain open.
Primary schools: staff and pupils don't need to wear face coverings, but the school can choose to have staff and visitors wear them in communal areas, where it is difficult to adhere to social distancing.
Tier 2 and Tier 3
The school will remain open for all pupils if it is:
The same guidance on face coverings applies as in tier 1 (see above).
Please note that any difference between Tiers 2 and 3 relates to secondary schools
The school will remain open for all pupils if it is:
Early years settings, mainstream schools and colleges:
The same guidance on face coverings applies as in Tier 1 (see above).
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