In the event of a school/class closure, Stone Bay School is committed to doing our very best to provide some continuity of education to its pupils and will do so through a process of resources sent home and where appropriate remote (online) learning. In some cases, and where it is safe to do so, home visits may also take place to provide resources and advice with specific activities. Increased remote learning would apply particularly in a situation in which the school/class is closed for an extended period of time.
Remote learning may also be appropriate in situations where pupils, in agreement with the school, have a period of absence but are able to work at home. This may apply in cases such as exclusion from school, long term illness or part-time attendance, assuming pupils are able to complete school work at home.
Another relevant instance would be if, following an infectious disease outbreak, pupils are self-isolating at home but are not suffering with relevant symptoms. There is no obligation for the school to provide continuity of education to pupils who absent themselves from school, with or without parental permission, in contravention to school or government guidance. This may apply, for example, if parents/carers choose to take pupils on holiday during term time. Similarly, this would apply if parents/carers made the decision, without prior agreement with the school, to absent their son/daughter from school ‘as a precaution’, against official guidance, in the event of an outbreak of infectious disease.
Resources for home
Twinkl resources – Twinkl is offering every parent access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. – go to twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Widgit Online – To make sure symbol users have access to the systems and resources they need, we would like to offer free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days. Use Code: WIDGIT30
Brain Parade – a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs
HelpKidzLearn – a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure
Sensory App House Ltd – a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities
Visuals2Go – an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
Inclusive Teach – downloadable teaching resources to support pupils with SEND