During the Covid 19 Pandemic, schools had to close to keep everyone safe, as part of wider national lock down. At St Michael's, we know how important it is for the children's education and mental well-being to be able to continue with their school work and to keep in touch with their friends. During periods of full lock down and school closure, we have remained open to the children of key workers and to those children who may be more vulnerable, while at the same time, providing remote education to those children who are at home. Our remote education is done through the app, Class Dojo, where teachers post videos of teaching input and activities for children to complete. All parents will be sent an invitation to join Class Dojo when their child starts school and more information about this can be obtained from the school office.
We also offer live Zoom sessions in phonics and for children with Special Educational Needs, as well as for whole class weekly catch-up and social sessions.
During periods of lock down, we also provide packs of resources and regular reading book swaps. For children eligible for free school meals, we provide vouchers to cover the cost of meals.
This also applies if your child has to isolate due to Covid 19, when the rest of the school does not and if your child is fit and well, we will provide remote learning and resources to keep them learning while they are away.
Please click the link to read our full remote education strategy: Remote Education Provision