JFK Special School
Remote education provision for shielding families (update)
From March 8th all learners will be accessing learning on site apart from those who have a shielding letter or are self isolating.
We will continue to provide access to remote learning for those students who are shielding in the same format and accessed on the website. Parents and carers will receive weekly information about online learning offers and any available parent drop ins via parent mail.
Approach to Home and Remote Learning
School or Remote
School fully open and operational
Remote learning only for self isolating and shielding students
All students in school (apart for shielding students or individuals self isolating)
- School fully operational on all sites for all students. (remote learning offer remains for shielding students or individual student who are self isolating)
- School will upload remote learning and inform families via parent mail
Blended approach to learning
Remote and onsite during a time period
Pathway bubble isolating
- School is fully operational on all sites for all students but a group of classes in an identified bubble are self isolating due to an identified case of COVID 19*
- Targeted remote learning provided and communicated to parents and carers with children who are isolating
Significant remote learning offer across school
Lockdown (in line with current published guidance)
- School is compelled to partially or fully close on advice due to COVID 19 risk.
- School is partially open and a full remote learning offer is available and communicated for all students who are not accessing learning on site.
- Weekly contact and virtual parent drop ins.
*This may also include any others who are identified through schools own contact tracing measures (staff and class groups)
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
- All parents have been sent logins for the Evidence for Learning Activity Channel (all we need is an up to date
- All classes have up to date weekly schedules on the school website accessed via theHome Learning tab
- Video clips and short pre recorded sessions are available linked to both the school Home Learning tab,
Schedules and Activity Channel
- Pre recorded video sessions either from the OAK National Curriculum offer, or from school staff will be
linked into the schedules.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
- We have contacted all families to find out what difficulties they might face during a period of home learning (if your circumstances change please let us know)
- We have a number of chrome books that can be allocated to families who do not have a device at home
- support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
- guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online service