F2F: Face to Face Learning
At Red our school is open and students are encouraged to attend as we all know that face-to-face teaching and learning is the best format. Students will learn with their peers at school, in their learning space.
L@H: Learning at Home
In the first phase of Red, if a student or teacher returns a positive Covid test and was in the classroom while they were symptomatic, everyone in that class will be deemed to be a close contact and be required to isolate at home. In this case, the learning for this class will revert to distance learning. Learning material will be available either online or in hard pack. Where possible, the teachers will continue to deliver the learning they were going to cover off in class.
Please note, if a teacher is sick with Covid they will not be asked to provide a distance learning programme. In this situation we will do our utmost to have another staff member cover the distance learning programme.
RP: Relieving Programme
If both teachers are required to isolate as they are a close contact, the school will put another staff member(s) into the class to cover it. Our specialist teachers, Deb Solomon and David Curtin, part-time teachers or leadership team will cover the class in the first instance. We do have a couple of external relievers we can bring in but do not expect to have to use them. In this situation the learning programme in the classroom will be stand-alone in that the relieving teachers will do a programme completely separate to the normal class programme.
IS: Isolating Students
Should your child need to isolate at home, the teachers will provide learning for your child. Depending on when your child has to isolate will determine how linked this learning is to the classroom programme. Should your child need to isolate in the first two to three weeks of term, it will be harder for the teachers to relate the programme provided to your child is linked to the classroom programme. If your child has to isolate later in the term they will have a greater understanding of the concepts being covered in the classroom programme and the teachers will provide a programme reflecting this.
If the delivery mode that suits your child is a hard pack of learning materials parents may have to arrange collection and drop off of the hard pack should the school be facing staff shortages.
T@H: Teachers at Home
With our learning spaces being Modern Learning Environments (MLE) the school is well placed for the classroom programme to continue if one of the teachers in the space has to isolate. In the interests of ensuring the best education we can during this time the teachers have agreed that the isolating teacher will still be involved in the delivery of the classroom programme. What this looks like will depend on the teachers in the learning space. Rest assured, in the teacher's absence another staff member will be working in the classroom so that there are two teachers supervising the students and the programme.
S@H: Students staying at home as their parents don't wish them to return
We understand some parents will be nervous about sending their child back to school, and that is fine.
Work will be provided for students in this category by Deborah Solomon and David Curtin. Whilst ensuring the students in this category are still provided for, the teachers priority and focus must be with those who are physically at school. Therefore, these students will have a programme that is commensurate with their age and stage but will not be linked with the programme being delivered in the classroom.