Pupils with SEND
As a school, we are committed to working collaboratively with families, putting in place, reasonable adjustments as necessary, so that pupils with SEND can successfully access remote education alongside their peers.
Where pupils in school have provision specified within their EHC plan or individual support plan, support will be provided on a case-by-case basis. If the pupil is in our school, they will be receiving quality first teaching in class alongside the remote teaching from their usual teacher. Support will be provided from the teaching staff working with their group.
Provision for pupils with SEND includes home learning packs which ensures pupils can access differentiated and bespoke learning opportunities which meet their specific needs. If you require additional support in relation to practical ideas/activities for home learning, please call and ask to speak to a member of staff.
If they are at home accessing remote learning, extra support is provided in live sessions each afternoon as well as a weekly pastoral meeting set up for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.
Any specialist services or meetings with professionals will be conducted via online means (Teams meetings) set up by each individual service or our Director of SEND, Mrs Walker. Remote assessments will take place via Teams and in person, where possible. These will always be followed up with letters/ phone calls to speak to parents/carers.
If you would like to discuss this further or set up a meeting with our director of SEND, please do get in touch.
Extra support on offer for pupils whilst in lockdown.
Members of our SLT will be conducting regular home visits to our pupils who we do not see regularly online. Staff will also be making phone calls daily to ensure pupils are safe, happy and working well at home. Those pupils accessing our setting will receive support in class. A weekly PSHCE session will take place with their teacher to ensure pupils have time to discuss worries/concerns. Any further support required will be provided as and when appropriate.
A weekly special mentions assembly will take place online and all pupils will be invited via their Teams account. These are usually held Friday afternoons around 2pm. The attendance winners will also be announced in this assembly. Your child's certificates will then be emailed out and any prizes posted the following week.
Our parents have access to our dedicated parents' Twitter page @mfps_parents and the virtual worry box is linked on there regularly for parents to drop a message in so Miss Jones can contact them and offer any support required. Don't forget, you are not alone.
Friday Coffee Mornings take place at 10am each week. These will be themed each week and involve quizzes, feedback sessions and useful tips and tricks for keeping your children engaged whilst at home. If you would like to join these, ask Miss Jones for the link to be sent weekly. We send out via Twitter and text every Friday morning.
We will send a Feelgood Friday playlist to sing and dance to whilst at home, please share your photographs of children enjoying these songs each week via Twitter @Milefieldp and @mfps_parents. We are also asking for your best baking/cooking recipes each week and will be looking to share workout tips whilst at home to ensure yours and your child's mind and body are kept active and happy!
A surprise story will be sent to the class who have impressed us the most on Seesaw each week or fortnightly, keep your eyes peeled for these on Seesaw announcements.
Top Tips for Parents
- Set a suitable timetable for use of device(s) during live learning/Seesaw (See example below - emailed to parents 8th Feb).
See above for a suggested Timetable for parents at home (EYFS/KS1).
See above for a suggested Timetable for parents at home (KS2).
2. Set a charter with your child(ren) - what is acceptable at home? How should they stay safe? (See example below - shared with parents via email 8th Feb, shared with pupils in an assembly).
3. Practise using Teams/Seesaw when you have spare time to go over use and how to upload work.
4. Call school if you have any queries/questions about online learning or home learning packs.
5. Ensure your child(ren) have time to complete their work in a quiet, comfortable space. They will require at least 20 minutes per lesson to complete and upload work. Some children may take longer.
6. Do not worry if your child is struggling to keep up, use the recorded sessions to complete the work when they are ready. They will all be on Seesaw along with the work.
We offer dynamic learning opportunities that can be responded to in a variety of ways. We want pupils, families and carers to be excited to share their work rather than force pupils to complete tasks that they do not value.
We have decided to use seesaw for home learning on the success and feedback from teachers, parents and pupils during the time of the first lockdown. Below are examples of what home work will look like each day:
When they log in to their home learning account, they will need to click on activities and they will see all the lessons their teacher has posted for them to act on. They then need to click 'Add response'.
The above example shows what the slide will look like. The pupil can then add to this by clicking the tools on the left and the pens along the bottom to share their answers. When they have done this, they need to click the green tick in the top right and this will post their response.
The teacher will then see their response and will be able to respond with feedback. Your child can go back and edit or read their response from their teacher.
Dojo points will still be awarded to all pupils who return work and share their learning on Seesaw. Dojo points = prizes! All pupils have had their dojo logins sent home so you can regularly check how many your child is receiving daily and ask them about these.
Here is the teacher's view when work is set. All pupils are listed below so teachers can easily view who has attempted the work and who has not that session.
Work will be set for each lesson to ensure all pupils have access to learning at all points. Please ensure your child uploads their work in each session and let school know if you are having issues.
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
We will aim to reflect their remote education as closely as possible to the approach described above and the curriculum offer their peers are receiving at school.
Videos for our Polish speaking parents/carers
Below are extra opportunities for learning your child may take part in whilst at home...