Since the announcement on 4th January 2021, Barlow Hall has had a reduced provision at school. The majority of the children are working remotely from home. Our remote education plans are designed so that the curriculum for children in school and those at home is the same.
It is very important that ALL children are engaged in our remote education programme. The partnership with home is even more important at this time. We must work together to ensure that no child is left behind. Please let us know if we can support you further.
For children working at home there will be a daily check through a register. This register will be RAG rated (red, amber, green) and children’s engagement will be coded red, amber or green each day. Regular contact will be made through email, telephone calls and home visits for children and families. Engagement is expected and class teachers will follow up non-engagement.
There is also a school wide Welfare team led by Ms Kennedy and Mrs Holden. This team will offer support and challenge to children and families not engaging in the school’s remote education programme.
Our remote education plan enables a broadly similar curriculum. We will make some adaptations in certain subjects where the environment cannot be replicated or in certain subjects where resourcing may not be available. For example, in science, art, music and design technology curriculum, which will be adapted where resources are not available at home.
The minimum DfE guidelines for the amount of lessons are as follows:
3 hours of lessons per day for children in year 1 and 2.
4 hours of lessons per day for children in year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
At Barlow Hall we will continue to listen to families and support and adapt these expectations where necessary, whilst ensuring that no child is left behind.
All families have been offered IT equipment and our learning platform is Google Classroom.
Please download our Remote Education plans and timetables for further details.
Did you know you can access Google Classroom using a game console?