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Home Learning

Information For Parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what home learning at Vaughan looks like.

What is home learning?

Home learning is any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the pupils.  This can include both digital and non-digital solutions such as the use of MS Teams with setting homework.

Accessing home learning online

How will my child access any online home learning you are providing?

We are providing remote education on the following platforms:

  • MS Teams
  • Evidence Me (for children in the Early Years) – this is for parents to see updates on what your child has been completing in school and for parents to share any learning, activities or outings they have undertaken with their child

All pupils will have a user account created and individual user log on details along with instructions on their use will be issued upon their enrolment to the school.

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 a limited number of laptops or tablets which we may be able to loan to pupils, where they do not have access to a device at home.  Where there is the ability to lend equipment, an appropriate loan agreement would be put in place – this is primarily for families who may be eligible for pupil premium funding and are needs assessed
  • Paper home learning can be provided upon request

Engagement and feedback

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Staff will be monitoring pupil engagement with home learning using the insights tool available in MS Teams which allows us to monitor participation and submission.

Pupils are accountable for the completion of their own homework (as age appropriate) – teaching staff will contact parents via email or telephone if their child is not completing their homework or their standard of work has noticeably declined.  This is in direct reference to the Homework Policy.

Home learning for self-isolating pupils

If your child is home due to testing positive for Covid -19 we will assume they are unwell and as such no remote home learning will be set.

If your child is asymptomatic and you as a parent judge they are well enough to work and would like work to be set remotely then please email your child’s class inbox and they will upload activities onto MS Teams for children to complete.

Supporting your child’s learning

Top tips for supporting your child while they learn from home:

  • Keep to a routine as much as possible so your child knows what to expect – the school understands that parents may need to apply this flexibly with work or sibling learning commitments
  • Keep active – ensure your child is getting enough exercise and incorporate this into their daily routine

For younger children, you can:

  • Incorporate learning in make-believe play
  • Play educational games with numbers or letters and read together
  • Involve them in things you are doing - e.g. chores, and talk with them about it.