Remote learning

Remote learning

As you are probably aware, the cases of Covid 19 have been rising. Local and national measures are now in place to tackle the virus spread and these are reviewed regularly. 

Local authorities and academy trusts across the country have been working closely with the Department for Education to ensure that an online learning strategy is in place for all school age pupils during lockdown.

We have produced this Remote Learning Overview which 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.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of the document.

At Baldersby St James we strive to foster a love of learning through the deliverance of a broad and balanced curriculum. During the current pandemic and lockdown restrictions this is a challenge but one we are rising to. Our school values of perseverance, respect, community and hope are all reflected in our online offer. We will, as a whole school, do our very best to support our children, families and community through these challenging times.

To support you and your child, please see this guide to using google classroom

If you have any questions regarding this information do not hesitate to contact us.

Update – 11 January 2021
Due to the government announcement on 4 January 2021 we are again in National Lockdown. School remains open to children of critical workers and vulnerable children only. School staff will be uploading daily Numeracy and Literacy tasks via Google Classroom and the teachers will be in regular communication via telephone or email to support children and families with the remote work. 
There will be some opportunities to share in ‘live’ sessions via Zoom or Google Meet for Celebration Worship.
The work provided online can also be supplemented with educational material provided by the BBC and other online providers via approved channels/platforms. The children will be directed by staff to material that is suitable for their age and ability.