Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS
Ready for Life
We are committed to our pupils’ learning during any period of unavoidable school closure. Each week, during term time, we will provide our children with focused activities linked to the National Curriculum for each year group.
All Remote Learning will be accessible through Class Dojo and year group pages on the school website.
The school’s Assistant Headteacher, Miss Amy Coole, has been appointed as the Remote Learning Lead on an interim basis. She is contactable either by phone or at firstname.lastname@example.org Parents will usually find that their child’s class teacher is able to resolve any issues concerned with access to the teaching programme, or pupil outcomes, but please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Coole if the problem persists. She will be happy to help.
RFL Awards - Special lockdown edition
Mental Health and Well-being (Education Endowment Foundation)One of the most important ways to keep mentally healthy is to have routine and structure, and to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines.
Please take care when working online. Click here for guides from National Online Safety
BBC Bitesize Daily
From the 20th April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of the BBC Bitesize website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
The BBC have worked with education experts to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.
The Bitesize website will also expand to offer additional help for students and parents. New Maths and English lessons will be available every day for all ages. These will be created with resources from Bitesize, other parts of the BBC and other education providers. The content of these lessons will be backed up by new videos, practice tests, educational games and articles. Regular lessons on other core subjects, including science, will also be available.
This initial list of SEND resources (suggested by the Department for Education for parents to use for home learning during the Covid-19 period) has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of:
We encourage parents, teachers and schools to explore beyond this list to identify what support is best for their children and pupils with SEND.
Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.
Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
Coronavirus educational resources from The Sensory Projects
SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability
Advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Online Resources across all subjects
Active activities! - Aim for 60 minutes of activity each day.....
And lastly, if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.