Head Teacher Update

Updated: Feb 12

Dear parents and carers,

I am sure you are receiving a lot of information, especially if you have children across several schools, but I wanted to provide you with an update.

School has settled into a good routine now after a busy few days. We have children in school each day and they are being taught by 2 teachers in each year group. 2 teachers in each year group are then supporting the majority of children who are working remotely from home by checking work, adapting tasks, responding to questions and providing feedback. We are attempting to make regular contact by phone to all the children and our Teaching Assistants are doing an amazing job to support with this. We are also working on plans for video sessions for the children and their teachers and we are now expecting this to take place via Microsoft Teams. These will not be live lessons but a chance for the class to come together regularly to say hello and share questions and we will share more information on this soon.

We hope you are finding the remote learning easy to use – we are continually trying to improve it to make it as accessible as possible. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or find any problems with any of the tasks or resources and we will work to address these immediately. The activities have been designed so that your child can work through them as independently as possible but we realise how much of a challenge it can be for parents to try to support with home learning whilst working at home themselves or looking after the family. Please just try your best and do not hesitate to contact us for any reason either directly through the online form for your class teacher or by emailing parentsupport@ilfracombe-jun.devon.sch.uk We are here to help.