Information for Parents / Carers

During this period of National Lockdown, Courtwood Primary will ensure that high quality learning will continue via online learning platforms. All children not attending school should be completing work to a high standard online.

Learning will be provided via Google Classroom. Teachers will upload work for the day from 7am each morning. This work should be completed on that day, where possible, and sent to teachers through Google Classroom. There will be a Google Meet at both the start and end of the day. Lessons are pre-recorded and have not been allocated to a specific time, this is to support families manage all children’s remote education alongside balancing work commitments.

Children also have access to various websites to complement this learning. If you are struggling with accessing or submitting your child’s learning, we are available for help and support. Please contact us on admin@courtwood.org.uk.

The school office is manned between 9am and 4pm for urgent calls and the office email is checked regularly. Members of the senior team and safeguarding leads can also be contacted between these hours; please contact the office if you need to speak to them.

Access to Technology

We are aware that not everyone has access to high quality technology. We have tried to identify which pupils do not have access to a laptop, PC, tablet or adequate WiFi – a phone is not an effective learning tool. If you are still struggling to access the learning due to issues with the devices you have, please contact the school office.

Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children

Throughout this time, the school remains open to children of critical workers as well as identified vulnerable children. We are running small, year group bubbles in school every day. Spaces are extremely limited, so please only send your child in on the days when you have no other childcare.

We ask that in line with updated government guidance issued on Friday (8th January), even if you are a critical worker, that if your child(ren) can remain at home rather than attend school, on some or all days, then they should. Please only use the offer of provision when it is crucial for you to undertake your critical role therefore alleviating the growing pressure on the school site and staff.

Mental Health and Well-being

Mental health and well-being is extremely challenging but important in these challenging time. Our Nurture Team – Mrs Cleaves, Mrs McCormack and Mrs Worboys are working and are available for advice. Please contact the school office or your child’s class teacher if you would like support in this area.