Parent/Carer Guidelines

Keeping Everyone Safe

While learning online and remotely, both during timetabled hours and during school-related activities, your child is expected to follow these basic rules, procedures, and expectations:

Their first priority at school, and therefore with online education, should be to learn. Please help them to avoid distractions that interfere with or undermine that key purpose, eg. to keep their phone and personal emails turned off during the school day.

Please help them to have the appropriate materials, with all required preparation work, and be ready to work at the designated time that class begins. They should be properly and appropriately dressed, so bedwear is not suitable.

Your child is only permitted to use school-designated and agreed forums for communication, which in this case are limited to Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, and School Email only.

Pupils are not allowed to set up your own Teams or Channels or use the Chat function in Microsoft Teams – please can you check that the only Teams your child belongs to have been set up by a teacher.

Please encourage them to use school-appropriate language and behaviour at all times, while maintaining friendly and courteous behaviour. Informal language is normal outside of school, so they may need a reminder to avoid using emoji’s or ‘xx’, for example, when they are communicating in Microsoft Teams.

Please be aware that they have been reminded to be polite and respectful to everyone, including other students, teachers, support staff, and you.

Please read the attached IT Acceptable Use policy that your child signed at the start of the year. Please ensure she is reminded to adhere to this.

It is important to ensure that they never records, takes screenshots or photos, or share materials involving a pupil or teacher.

Online attendance and participation in class are an essential part of their education and attendance online, as for school, is your and our responsibility. We will contact you if your child is not ‘attending lessons’ as required.

Please make sure their online environment is suitable and safe by encouraging your child to work in an appropriate space in your home, being available if they need help and support.

Please contact the school as indicated below if you have any concerns, and do not share concerns on social media

Please keep this and the information poster below to help to keep you safe and clear how to work well remotely.

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