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Response to Coronavirus Pandemic and Remote Learning

Padbury CE School closed on 23rd March 2020 along with all other schools in the country as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Key worker children continued attending throughout the Spring and Summer term while remote learning took place for all other pupils. In June, we were able to invite all children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 back into school in the final half of the summer term. 100% of children in these year groups attended. In June, for the wider reopening, we were able to invite Y2, Y3, Y4 and Yr5 back for a week each in turn. A Parent Survey carried out at the end of the year confirmed that the school's response to home learning, the support for parents and children and the communication as the pandemic continued was appreciated and valued. The outcomes of this survey are below. Examples of children's work during this time can be found under the Children's tab, 'Celebrating work from home'. Please do take some time to view their work. 


In preparation for opening the school in September 2020 to the whole school, detailed risk assessments have been completed and shared with all Staff, Governors and the ODBST. Parent letters continue to detail the information parents need in order to feel confident that their children will be safe when they return and the risk assessments can be viewed below. Teachers will talk with children on their return to school as to how to keep safe while at school. Please see the risk assessment below for further details.  The risk assessments are reviewed regularly and copies of the updated and reviewed risk assessments can be found at the school. 


The curriculum has been reviewed in light of what has not been taught face to face and forms part of our Recovery Curriculum, details of which can be found on the Recovery Curriculum page. 


In January 2021, a second national lockdown was announced and again, the school was closed to all but children of critical workers and those children deemed vulnerable. This time more children returned to school with between 30-40 children attending per day. This time the focus has been on keeping the learning going for all throughout, whether they are at home or at school. To this end, the documents below state how at Padbury we have met with the challenges of remote learning. 


In March 2021, we conducted a second Parent Survey on Remote Learning to asceratin how the offer had improved with the use of Google Classroom and Zoom as a means of delivering live lessons for some of the learning. This was again a positive response, the details of which are also below. 


Remote Learning Policy and Contingency Plan 2020/21