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Isolation of a group of pupils

In some circumstances, the Department for Education or Lancashire's Director of Public Health may advise that a particular group of children and adults must isolate.


The overview below sets out the learning provision we will provide in this scenario.

Our offer [Isolation of a group of pupils]


[Please note (Day 1 of isolation): As a group of pupils may be required to isolate without warning, we may be unable to provide access to our full remote learning offer on the first day of isolation. On the first day of isolation, pupils will access external online learning resources appropriate to their phase. These resources include Spelling Shed, Times Tables Rockstars, Numbots, Accelerated Reader, Oxford Owl, etc. Links to relevant resources can be accessed by logging into Showbie or visiting the school website's Learning ZoneFrom the second day of isolation, children will access the school's full remote learning provision, as outlined below.]


  • Morning activity e.g. morning maths or spelling
  • Live daily video check-in
  • Four lessons per day
  • Daily act of collective worship
  • Daily story time or reading 


Your child will be set remote learning to access daily. This will broadly reflect the normal school day but will also include flexibility; we acknowledge that each family's circumstances are unique and we want to ensure all pupils can access remote learning. As such, the majority of our provision will take the form of pre-recorded lessons and learning content so that pupils can access this at different times throughout the day. 


Each day your child will be set four lessons with the length reflecting their curriculum phase in school. 


Children will also be able to access a daily morning learning activity (e.g. morning maths or spelling), a daily act of collective worship and a story to end the day. This provides our children with the familiar structure of our school day to help sustain learning routines.  


Children will also have at least one daily live check-in opportunity to interact with their teacher and classmates. This is a lovely opportunity to continue to connect with and build our school community and also for teachers to ensure children understand their learning and expectations and also offer feedback when needed.      


Alongside opportunities for live interaction, your child will be able to access their daily pre-recorded lessons. These will be created and prepared by our teachers with clear introductions (including lists of equipment needed, etc.). Our provision will be balanced with the use of recorded lessons from external providers whose resources support and complement our school curriculum.


Teachers and teaching assistants will provide remote support to pupils throughout the day, offering feedback on work submitted, responding to questions and, where appropriate, delivering support via phone or video chat.