The Virtual Teaching Programme
We understand how difficult it can be for parents/carers to support their child/ren at home with their learning for extended periods. To help with this, we have put in place a Virtual Teaching Programme to support our families during the current pandemic.
Our programme of support will provide the child with access to virtual teaching sessions and activities to complete at home, all based around the teaching and learning the children would be experiencing if they were in their classroom. Dependent on how many children are accessing the provision across our school at one time, a child could be joining other children from the same year group.
Our Virtual Teacher is a member of our own teaching staff. However, there may be occasions where another of our staff members has to lead the virtual teaching programme. Throughout the virtual teaching and learning time, our staff will ensure the children feel comfortable, safe, happy and are learning.
The children can access the daily virtual lessons with our virtual teachers until the period of self-isolation is over.
The Virtual Teacher Programme will consist of teaching and learning in all of the primary curriculum subjects and will be delivered using quality first teaching and learning principles. Lessons are planned and delivered following the same curriculum and sequence of lessons the children would be receiving in the classroom.
When your child has completed their learning for the day, then will upload it to their own portfolio on Class Dojo. Please click here to find out more information about using Class Dojo and for tips about how to access the site.
Check out this handy guide of key questions your child may have regarding the Virtual Teaching Programme:
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Key Policies and Documents
Related to our Virtual Teacher Programme are a list of key policies and documents which need to be read and understood before the Virtual Teaching Programme can begin for the children. Simply click on the policy or document title to download and read.
- Virtual Teacher Whole School Letter
- Virtual Teacher Programme Policy
- Virtual Teacher Programme Letter
- Online Safety Policy
- Device User Agreement
- Loaning School Devices Risk Assessment
- Pupil Evaluation Form
- Parent/Carer Evaluation Form
- Tips for Engaging In Home Learning
- Bolsover's Remote Learning Pledge
- Virtual Teaching Daily Timetable - for if a bubble is isolating at home
- Virtual Teaching Daily Timetable- for during a lockdown
- How To Use Zoom
For our live teaching sessions and meets we use zoom.
Your child's class teacher will have sent out a zoom invite for you to access along with a timetable.
As you know, we are using Class Dojo to send all learning activities home for virtual teaching and homework.
Please see the following help video to support your child with accessing their portfolio (both on the app or through the website) and how to upload any learning they have completed:
Please ensure that any learning completed at home is shared with the adult leading virtual teaching by posting tasks to your portfolio.