School's Response to a Prolonged School Closure

Despite being closed due to the Coronavirus, Oulton is still here to support our pupils.

Each year group has an individual web page containing details of daily tasks- these will be updated each day by teaching staff. Where pupils’ internet access is not available, physical packs to be produced for these children so they are not at a disadvantage- the school is currently awaiting some data sim cards to provide internet access to those without internet access.

If your child does not have access to a suitable device, the school has a limited number of laptops that we can lend to students. Priority for these will be assessed by the school to ensure the most in need can access these devices.

Each year group has an email address that parents can use to clarify tasks/expectations.

School mobile number is manned by a member of the school’s leadership team for parents to contact school in case of emergency. All other communication relating to work is to be sent to the specific year group email addresses or which is monitored.

Work completed by children should be either done in a workbooks, on paper or completed electronically. Electronically completed work can be emailed to year group email addresses.

During term time, staff will aim to keep in contact with pupils. This will be done via email, PurpleMash, phone calls or, where appropriate, with a home visit.

Children who are subject to safeguarding concerns or require additional support (as decided by the school) will receive a regular home visit . Staff will not enter pupils’ homes but will request to visually see each pupil. At this time, information from the parents/carers can be passed to staff and the school will aim to aid if possible. If families do not open the door or are not in, staff will leave a letter informing that school had visited. Follow up phone calls will be made to these families and a mutual time arranged for school to home visit. Where contact cannot be made with families/children seen- the case will be referred to other services to establish the children’s welfare.

Children who are entitled to Free School Meals will receive some support- details of this to follow

School has access to food bank vouchers that can be issued to families who require additional support.

This offer will be updated and reviewed as necessary

Assembly 01/02/21: Children’s Mental Health Week

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