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Struggling with remote learning?

We recognise that many of you will be trying to work at the same time or have limitations on the devices that can be used, so these online sessions are optional, and we will provide a video recording of them to watch at another time. We are here to help, please let us know the issues, and we will see what support we can provide. Contact the school office for support but please be patient with us as I’m sure, at the beginning we may have numerous requests and if possible, it would be best to put this in an email rather than call.

Possible barrier:Solution we may be able to help with*:
No or limited technologyWe may be able to loan you an iPad or laptop. Contact the school office and we can arrange a collection time and share with you an agreement that you can read. You will be required to sign a loan agreement before collection.
Not able to printWe can organise for work to be printed and for you to collect it at a safe time or for it to be delivered to you.
Can’t remember my login/passwordWe can reset this for you and send to you. Contact: teamsadmin@pembury.kent.sch.uk
Internet accessWe have a limited number of SIM cards and internet codes that can be used to support with internet access. We are also awaiting an order for internet dongles.
I can’t upload workPlease contact school, we can arrange for the paper copies to be marked by the teacher.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • SENCO will be tracking and making regular contact with those on the SEN register. We have identified children with significant need and invited them into school.
  • Organised smaller group virtual meetings to have bespoke sessions for inputs.
  • Differentiated work has been set and in some cases sent individual to ensure the work is pitched appropriately.

Providing feedback

Pupils are expected to upload completed work to their individual portfolio on Class Dojo. Paper copies can also be returned to the outside green box and left in their names clear zip wallet. This is where new work is left for those who are using paper copies. Feedback is given to the work where appropriate.

Classes are running regular quizzes, online forms and other activities to gauge understanding. Where appropriate we are running short live sessions or video clips to go over areas that have been misunderstood or need further work. Teachers continue to adapt their planning to reflect the responses of the children.

Contact with pupils/ parents

Parents are able to contact the school via telephone or the school office email address. You are also able to contact teachers and the Headteacher via the Class Dojo message function. Staff will not be answering these in the evening but will check them daily.

Where a pupil is self-isolating on medical ground for a significant period of time, contact will be made via telephone on a weekly basis to monitor learning and provide support if needed.

Pupils identified as vulnerable will be contacted by a member of the leadership team on a weekly basis and support offered as necessary.

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Pembury Primary School
Lower Green Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4EB
Phone: 01892 822 259 Email: office@pembury.kent.sch.uk