We aim to utilise numerous approaches to support our children at home in the event of a bubble closure, as well as preparing for the possibility of a local or national lockdown. We will provide personalised learning opportunities for our children using work packs with ideas and activities that can be completed at home. These will be based around our children’s current targets and parents will be kept informed of these. These activities will be updated regularly. Our staff will also advise parents on useful links, as well as provide music and videos that are used in school that might aid their learning. We will do this using our parent communication system Class Dojo.
We will also provide physical resources from school to individual pupils homes where we feel necessary, including sensory resources such as trampettes, as well as stories and materials, visuals and communication boards. For some of our children that may mean delivering their physio and mobility equipment to home.
For some of our classes we will also use our Class Dojo system and our Google services such as Classroom and Meet to provide learning resources and opportunities online. This would include uploading learning resources as well as providing regular chance for the children to communicate with staff and their class via video chat. These video calls would be regular and could include chances for children to see their peers as well as more structured chats that could include songs, wake up shake up, and attention autism. We will also run our regular Signing Hands club virtually.
Support and training for parents and carers will also be provided. Various members of staff will run training sessions around their specialist area of expertise. These sessions will be in some cases live streamed and all of them will be recorded for parents to watch back. In some cases we will also offer virtual meetings with parents online around various topics.