In September 2020, all our classes returned to full-time education following the Covid-19 closure in March. I am delighted to say that staff and children have settled back into school life and are excited to be back together after a long time apart. Although we hope that the majority of our children will now have an uninterrupted experience, there is the possibility that an individual child, a class bubble, or indeed the whole school, will need to self-isolate for a period of time. We have therefore put in place a plan for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education. This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’ published 19th April 2020 and updated on 1st October 2020.
If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide devices and/or paper packs of learning. The school has also been allocated a number of devices we can issue to children if the school is forced into another lockdown. Please could we remind parents to make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning. School staff also have access to resources and support to ensure we can continue to provide high quality learning.
We have come a long way since lockdown in April, where Remote Learning was something for the future. The staff and Ethelbert Road have worked tirelessly in ensuring that if your child is self-isolating, if their bubble bursts, or we have to implement learning from home once more, the children will continue to receive high quality teaching that aligns as closely as possible with in school provision.
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