Much has changed since the first national lockdown in March 2020. Our approach to remote learning at Endon High School throughout the Covid-19 pandemic was to endeavour to offer the curriculum which would have been taught had we been in school. This includes high-quality academic provision and supportive pastoral care.
Following the pandemic, Endon High School has evolved, as has our expectation of a pupil needing to work remotely at home.
All lessons are shared online. As is the curriculum.
Every lesson is shared in real time online using Firefly and Showbie. Therefore, pupils can access all resources and tasked shared in the same way that they are shared when they are in school. Therefore, pupils access Firefly Tasks and Showbie Assignments.
The curriculum is shared on the school website here: https://www.endon.staffs.sch.uk/Curriculum/
How does my child access Remote Learning?
All pupils can access their lesson via their school iPad, or any computer, connected to the internet. The lessons are set as Firefly Task and within Showbie. Work for practical tasks or practical lessons will be limited.
What type of work will my child be completing for remote learning?
Your child will receive a range of resources to support the curriculum that they are following. This may include:
a worksheet to complete
a presentation to watch/ follow
an educational video clip to watch
an online quiz to complete to test knowledge
The pupils will work both on Showbie and their school exercise book. As they would in lessons.
What are the additional arrangements for pupils with additional needs?
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:
EHCP Pupils will be invited in to be remotely supported by their key workers who will reach out to the families.
How will my child receive feedback on the work that they complete when working from home?
Your child may be asked to submit their work in the same way they would in class using Showbie. Therefore, the usual processes can continue to take place.
How can I look after my child’s mental health when they are working from home?
Talk to your child
Listen to your child
Routine and structure is important but be flexible
Focus on their mental health and ease the pressure
Get them to connect with others
Exercise and get fresh air if possible
Seek help if you need it – you can still contact your child’s Form Tutor if you have concerns about your child’s mental health even if they are not in school. YoungMinds also have a Parents Helpline which is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25. Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 4pm.
Read messages and letters sent as Firefly bookmarks. (link sent via emails too)
Remember to use 'Speak Out' if you have any Safeguarding Concerns.
All pupils, parents and staff have access to our eSafety Firefly pages which are updated regularly with advice about how to stay safe online.
It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.
However, if a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should continue to attend school if they are well.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
Ensure good ventilation in crowded spaces and shared rooms
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
wash your hands as soon as you get home
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Email: Firefly@endon.shaw-education.org.uk if you have any issues using Firefly.
If you need to contact the school, please email: Office@endon.shaw-education.org.uk or call 01782 502240. If you call is not answered, please leave a message as these are accessed remotely at regular intervals during normal school opening hours.
Local Authority Safeguarding:
If you live in a Staffordshire postcode and need to contact First Response:
If you live in a Stoke on Trent postcode and need to contact Children's Services: