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Truro and Penwith Academy Trust (TPAT)
Remote learning will be available when:
- Individual children are in isolation due to members of their family being tested and awaiting results
- When whole bubbles are in isolation due to their being a positive case.
- If instructed by Public Health England, to close the whole school.
None of these situations are ideal, as the best place for children to have access to the National curriculum is in school, with the required resources, with adults who have chosen their career and have had the necessary training!
Although children learn many things at home, no one is expecting parents/carers to take on the teaching role as it would be done in the classroom, especially when juggling their own family circumstances which may or may not, be conducive to supporting children with the National curriculum. Any support which therefore can be given, is valued and appreciated.
No family must feel any pressure during these periods away from school as all family circumstances differ tremendously. However, we have a responsibility to provide learning opportunities for the children. We would hope that in any of these situations, learning at home would not be for more than 2 weeks – 10 school days.
As you know we are using online platforms SeeSaw and Tapestry for daily teaching and Learning as well as REAL Project Learning. Many children are already accessing home learning on Wednesday afternoons and if your child remains with us on Wednesdays they are doing exactly the same activities in school so all children will be familiar with accessing the online earning.
We also are aware that if multiple bubbles are not able to come into school, or if a family are isolating, access to technology is limited. There are not many options to support you in this, apart from our understanding that siblings will not all be able access as much information, or attend Zoom sessions, as you may want them to, and we can only do what we can do. The school will provide photocopied learning materials if needed.
The "Pensans School Recommends" shelf is now up and running on the Cornwall Libraries Borrowbox app. We are the first school to be invited to do this so far, which is amazing! Borrowbox is a free eBook resource - it is proving vital while accessing books is a little trickier.
Day 13 #AThingILearnt When given permission to freely express; the creativity of children is amazing. Also worryingly messy and edgily dangerous. We cleaned up well in the end. Thanks @PensansSchool #wildflowers #climateemergency #artastherapy MA Research @plymouthart https://t.co/9kSiFCPDuT
We have been practising a variety of techniques to create our own cave art! #stoneage #cavepaintings #ks2 #immersivelearning @PensansSchool @PensansLime @AngelaArmytage @tpacademytrust https://t.co/zZMlpI9aWf