What will happen if my child needs to work remotely?

As stated in the government guidance:

‘Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education’.

Should there be a case for children to work from home, St George’s will ensure:

  • Work will be set by class teachers. It will take in to account the needs of the pupils in their classes and will follow a well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject.
  • Teachers will check work regularly to gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum.
  • Regular contact with children via Google Meet or a Telephone call, to ensure that pupils’ outcomes are kept at the forefront and that their emotional needs are being met.
  • Class teachers will set work and provide resources for individual SEND children relating to the outcomes/targets on their EHCP or SEND support plans.
  • We will provide printed resources, such as workbooks and worksheets for pupils who do not have suitable online access.

Parents of SEND pupils may continue to require our support at this time and the staff will maintain contact by telephone, email and Google Meet. The SENCO can be reached via office@st-georges.southend.sch.uk

Resources that support our pupils’ SEND needs will be uploaded on to the school website in the SEND section. These will continue to be updated throughout the school year.

External agencies will become involved if necessary following the usual graduated response process detailed above.