Remote / Blended Learning
Keir Hardie Primary has used research from the Educational Endowment Foundation to inform our approach to remote learning. Underpinned by our ability to Deliver, Design and Drive high quality first teaching.
When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key elements to consider include:
- Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered
- Ensuring access to technology is key, especially for disadvantaged pupils
- Peer interactions can provide motivation and improve learning outcomes
- Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes
- Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils
The school has adopted a Tiered Approach
- Children on transition back into school to support re-integration (blended package)
- Individual child self-isolating
- Bubble closure/year group
- Whole school closure
Support & Information
Google Classrooms Code of Conduct for parents (Autumn 2020)
This code of conduct outlines what we expect of parents/carers during online sessions. These match our expectations and it will help you and your child get the most out of their online learning.
- I will ensure my child has access to google classrooms and inform the school if they can’t access it.
- I will ensure that at some point during the day that my child says hello on the stream chat.
- If I want to give feedback to the teacher or report any issues, I will do this through the appropriate channel using info@keirhardie newham.sch.uk or call the office on 0207 476 1284
- I will do my best to support my child to complete any remote learning work set for them, and get in touch with school if this won’t be possible for any reason
- I may be contacted by the school if my child is failing to complete the work set for them
- I am aware that the google meetings will be recorded for safeguarding reasons.
- I will provide a quiet space that has a suitable background when my child is engaging in the google meet sessions
- I will ensure that I will remain courteous at all times and be mindful of the language I use.
- I will ensure that I do not disrupt or record lessons when the teacher is live streaming lessons
- I will monitor that no other person or siblings obscures the frame or join in the live lesson
- I will support my child to ensure that they follow the Online Code of Conduct.
Pupil Google Online Sessions Code of Conduct (Autumn 2020)
This code of conduct outlines what we expect of pupils during online sessions. These match our expectations of pupils in lessons when they are in school and it will help pupils get the most out of their online learning.
I understand that by joining the sessions I agree to follow the code of conduct outlined below:
- I understand that while online, I must follow the school’s policies including the Behaviour policy, Anti-bullying Policy and the Acceptable Use Policy.
- I will ensure that I keep myself safe online and not access any content that is not appropriate to my learning. If I see content that is inappropriate I will report it immediately to my parents or feedback to my teacher.
- I take regular breaks, get fresh air, exercise and maintain a reasonable balance between online engagement and offline activities;
- I will ensure that my communication online is always supportive of my learning and the learning and wellbeing of others.
- I will communicate in a courteous manner at all times.
- I will only use Google classroom for online learning and will only upload, download, forward or browse materials that are related to my learning and will only do this when asked to do so by my teachers.
- During live online sessions, my parents/carer will be near me (in the room or a nearby room with the door open but not on the screen).
- My parents/carers will not record the session as they will be with me. If my parents have a complaint they will inform the school and ask to speak to a senior member of staff.
- I will not use my school account to create groups, initiate calls or meetings and will end sessions when the teacher tells me to do so.
- I understand that in live lessons/meetings my camera must be on and I must remain muted unless my teacher unmutes me or directs me to unmute.
- If I do want to raise a question whilst muted I will use the chat box to type it. All questions must be linked to the learning.
- I will make sure that my environment is quiet and free from distractions, the background and foreground is appropriate (check what is visible behind/ in front of you).
- I will ensure that I am suitably dressed (fully dressed and not in pyjamas!).
- I will regularly check my google classroom to help ensure that I keep on track with my learning.
- I will not take photos of my screen or record online interactions.
- At the end of live lessons/google meetings my teacher will ask me to ‘hang up’ before closing the meeting. I will do this promptly as directed by my teacher and not remain on screen.
- I understand that online sessions will be recorded by my teacher but that the recordings will not be made public as per GDPR protocols.
*Online lesson recordings where children are present, are stored on the Google drive and kept for 5 days. – Keir Hardie Blended Learning Policy
- I understand that should I fail to follow this Code of Conduct, my teacher will remove me from the google classroom and there will be a follow-up consequence for my actions.
Remember with social media, when you type something it’s always there and you can’t take it back. So be careful of what you say and write.
An inclusive local family directory and service guide for families with children and young people aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.
Local Authority – Summer Information
Emergency Assistance (i.e. food parcels, clothing etc)
- Family Lives – provides information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life. Their helpline number is 0808 800 2222
- EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) – support strategies for home learning for parents.
- Gingerbread – provides single parents with advice and practical support. You can call the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline on 0808 802 0925
- Relate – provides relationship support, including help for children and young people and help with family life and parenting
- Single Parents – provides single parents with help, advice and support
- YoungMinds for Parents – provides advice about mental health and behaviour problems in children and young people. You can call the parents’ helpline on 0808 802 5544
- Family Rights Group – provides parents or other relatives with advice about their rights and options when social workers or courts make decisions about their children’s welfare. Their advice line number is 0808 801 0366
- Newham NCT – (includes breastfeeding support) and Parents in Mind PND support
- Maternity Voices Partnership Newham – Social Action for Health
- Alternatives – Pregnancy and family support particularly those with no access to public funds.
- Kooth Online Counselling (10-16 year olds)
- Childline – 0800 11 11
- Newham Talking Therapies (self-referral) – 0208 475 8080
- NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
- Family Lives – 0808 800 2222
- Runaway Free – 116 000
- Young Minds Parent Helpline – 0808 802 5544
- Gangsline – 0800 032 9538
- Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111
Community Based Support Groups
112 – 118 The Grove
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Tel: 020 8430 2041
Social Media Apps and Support Groups
- A Facebook group for Newham has been set up where people have been posting information for residents in need of support
- OLIO App – Olio is a mobile app for food-sharing, aiming to reduce food waste. It does this by connecting those with surplus food to those who need or wish to consume such food.