Homework / Online learning
In order to enhance our provision, we have developed a Homework Handbook which outlines our approach to homework.
In addition to our homework approach, we recognise that there may be circumstances where it might not be possible for pupils to receive in person education fit into two broad categories:
• School closures or restrictions on attendance, where school access for pupils is restricted
• Individual cases where a pupil is unable to attend school but is able to learn
There should only be limited circumstances where a pupil is unable to attend school but is able and well enough to continue their education remotely. These circumstances should only involve a short-term absence and might include: pupils recovering from short term infectious illnesses, pupils preparing for or recovering from some operations, or pupils recovering from injuries where attendance might inhibit recovery. In some exceptional cases, these circumstances might also include pupils whose attendance has been affected by a special educational need or disability (SEND) or a mental health issue.
Provision of remote education should be made as a short-term solution allowing absent pupils to keep on track with their education and stay connected to their teachers and peers. Pupils with long-term medical conditions or any other physical or mental health needs affecting attendance may require additional support to continue their education.
Details of our remote education provision can be found here: Remote Learning information
It is understandable that some children and families may have concerns about mental health, anxieties and pupil wellbeing. Please see our wellbeing resources for more information on how school and home can work together to support our children.
Free School Meals:
Where pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals are receiving remote education, we will work with our school caterer either to provide good quality lunch parcels or to issue a food voucher if available. This will ensure that eligible pupils continue to be supported for the period they are unable to attend school.