Online Safety

As your child will be spending extra time on their computer or laptop, online safety is even more important than usual. The key things to do are:

  • Talk to your child about what they are doing online and who they are talking to
  • Check your privacy settings and parental controls 
  • Talk to them about keeping themselves safe online

There is lots of information on the Internet about online safety. Here are some links with some more help and tips. NSPCC and Safer Internet.

https://stpatricksliverpool.co.uk/information/e-safety/

Mental Health Support

We understand that these times can be very tough and keeping your child focused on learning whilst continuing to work is very difficult. Please if you are struggling contact school. You will also find information on our school mental health page https://stpatricksliverpool.co.uk/mental-health-support/

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

Your child will mainly need their Office 365 log-in details so they can access Microsoft Teams. Please contact the school office if you need a copy of this.

Microsoft Team – www.microsoft.com/teams

Active Learn / Bug club – www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Spelling Shed / Maths Shed – www.spellingshed.com

Timetables Rockstars – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

PurpleMash – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stpatricksl8

Charanga music – https://charanga.com/yumu/login

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:

  • Parents and carers can contact the school office if they need to borrow a laptop or for help with Internet connection. 

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Therefore, it is expected your child follows their school timetable where possible for each day of lessons.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (this includes remote teaching videos, or through interactive PowerPoints and students completing work independently) to take broadly 1.5 hours nursery, 2 hours Reception, 3 hours KS1 and 4 hours each day in KS2.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Pre recorded videos via Microsoft Teams
  • Recorded interactive PowerPoint
  • Oak National Academy lessons
  • Activities to complete using online platforms
  • Worksheets to complete and upload as assignments
  • MSTeams Quizzes

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

We have asked teachers to monitor the engagement of students through the below methods:

  • Attendance of students via Insights app
  • Setting quizzes which shows teachers your child’s performance
  • Checking if students are submitting work on Microsoft Teams.
  • Fortnightly phone calls home 
  • Weekly phone calls if we have any concerns

 If there are still ongoing concerns after a number  missed days of learning, a member of SLT will make contact to discuss our concerns and to offer support from our partner agencies at Early Help.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. Our approach to feedback back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Marked pieces of work which have been submitted (as per the remote policy)
  • Quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms

A combination of these approaches should be appearing in every lesson.

Your child will also receive more detailed personalised feedback on a piece of work submitted in Microsoft Teams.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils.

If you are struggling to access the internet at home or do not have enough devices, please email school to inform them of any difficulties.

Useful documents

School Remote Education Policy

Remote education provision – DFE Template

Microsoft Teams Code of Conduct PUPILS

Guide to Microsoft Teams

How to log in to Teams

How to use teams on an iPad

How to complete an assignment

How to use teams on an Android phone

How to upload work

Uploading photos of your work to Microsoft Teams