Important Changes to Home Learning
Important Changes To How Home Learning is going to be Supported
From the 11th May the school will stop using the timetables on the school website and use Google Classroom as this enables more communication and flexibility of file submissions. You will be able to access the system from now – the week of 4th May is a transition week where you find some tasks repeated in the classroom from the timetable on the website.
Due to the increase in direct contact with staff, governors have put in place strict rules for the use of the Google Classroom this is also supported by various laws. Firstly, any inappropriate posts, language etc will result in a ban from the system and may also come under the Malicious Communications Act 1988. The classroom will be monitored by governors and staff. Staff will not be expected to communicate outside of school time this includes holiday periods- note holiday periods may be different as the school has to stay open for key worker children. Staff are not expected to reply immediately thus it may take until the following school day to get a response (Marking of work will take longer). Governors are also going to monitor the workload and future changes may have to happen – this is especially important depending on the nature of any phased return.
How to sign up for the Google classroom
First you need a Google account
Google have special accounts for children under 13 that allow you to monitor them – I strongly suggest you set up this type of account. Click Link for more information.
or add parental supervision to an existing account
Please do not use an account that you cannot view
Join the class
You must be signed in to Classroom before you can join a class. Unsure if you’re signed in? Learn more about how to sign in to Classroom.
Join a class with a class code
Go to classroom.google.com.
Make sure to sign in with the correct account. If you’re already signed in and need to switch accounts, in the top-right corner, click your profile pictureselect or add your account.
At the top, click Add Join class.
Enter the class code below and click Join.