All pupils at the Whitefield Academy Trust will receive a personalised remote learning offer if they are spending periods of term-time at home due to COVID-19. Your child’s teacher will have been in contact with you to discuss the individual plan for your child and this may include; online sessions, learning tasks presented through Google Classroom or physical resources sent home. Please contact your child’s teacher or the Family Support Team if you have any questions about the remote learning activities provided for your child.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR SUPPORTED HOME LEARNING - AGREEMENT FOR PARENTS & CARERS.
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Question and Answers regarding devices and IT:
Q: Who owns this device?
A: The device remains property of Whitefield Academy Trust and is loaned out to the student during the school year
Q: Is the device secure?
A: The device has both local Antivirus installed and is remotely monitored by the Whitefield IT team
Q: Is there any web filtering in place to stop my child from accessing inappropriate content?
A: Whitefield have installed web filtering software to block inappropriate content from being accessed on the device, there are also monitoring tools installed to alert the safeguarding team when key words or phrases are entered into the machine. If you have any concerns please contact the Family services support team and they can assist.
Q: The device is asking for an update, what should I do?
A: Both laptops and iPads will ask for regular updates to be installed from Microsoft and Apple respectively. These updates should be installed as soon as possible as they make the device more secure and run smoothly.
Q: What do I do if there is an issue with the device?
A: If the device is not working please contact the Family services team
Q: When does the device need to be returned?
A: The device will need to be brought back into the school at the end of the school year before the Summer Holidays where it will be wiped and reallocated in the next school year.
Q: Where do I save my child’s work?
A: Each student has been allocated a Microsoft OneDrive account with access to 1TB of cloud storage which is accessible on both Laptops and iPads. All important work should be saved into this location.
In addition, there are lots of resources available on line to support children and young people with remote learning and we have gathered some useful links for families here.
Hungry Little Minds
White Rose Maths
Daily ‘home learning’ lessons for Years 1-9. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully.
Jolly Learning - Jolly Phonics
A wide range of worksheets and activities that children will enjoy working through at home, as well as guidance for parents if they are new to phonics.
Walker Books – At home with Walker Bear
Activities based on the best-selling books from Walker plus You Tube channel of full readings and bookish activities.
Books by David Walliams
During the COVID-19 lockdown HarperCollins is permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to record their own readings of our titles to share as story time and read-aloud videos.
University College London – Institute of Education - Homeschooling children with SEND
A series of information resources to help parents, carers and families support pupils with SEND at home during the period of school closures.
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