At Chaucer Junior School, we recognise that schools reach beyond the realms of education and can provide a hub for children, families and the community. During periods of closure, we understand the impact that losing contact can have on the wellbeing and safeguarding of young people and families. With this in mind, we would strive to offer the following during any prolonged periods of lockdown:
At least a proportion of online learning will consist of live lessons delivered via a video calling platform which will allow real-time interaction between the teacher and pupils and increase the quality of learning. Work tasks can be set via Seesaw, checked by staff and feedback provided - this enables families to complete the work set at an appropriate time for them.
Our family liaison workers and pastoral team would continue their work with families to ensure that they have access to the in-house support and external services that they need, which is even more vital during a period of uncertainty such as a lockdown.
Communication can be difficult when schools are closed (in full or in part) as parents can't speak to staff as easily at the gate and the phones lines aren't always open. However, we use several platforms to ensure that members of our school community can always reach the people the relevant staff members.
Teachers can be reached directly via Seesaw or during live lessons and administrative staff & leadership can be reached via the following email addresses:
Where appropriate, staff can arrange to speak to families in person via the phone.
As always, any safeguarding concerns can be reported to us via the following email address:
If a child is in immediate danger, please call 999 or for less urgent concerns you can contact Starting Point for Derbyshire on 01629 533190.