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What are the expectations for those of you in school next week with the kids WRT teaching vs supervision?

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profpoopsnagle Sun 22-Mar-20 04:10:43

What are the expectations for those of you in school next week with the kids WRT teaching vs supervision?

The only official wording I can find for the DFe is that we are expected to care for any children that are in. Absolutely fine. Only the Academy trust our school is in thinks we are teaching properly as much as we can. We will have between 5-15% in on different days throughout the week, (primary).

It has taken hours this week to make sure all the work to be done by those not coming into school is accessible and realistic. I know this amount of preparation might decrease in time as we get used to it, but it's important to get this part as right as possible for the 85-95% at home that will be doing it. Plus, from next week, we will have to respond to those working at home, which will add more time.

It will mean an astonishing amount of work to 'teach properly' and then prep and mark/respond to all of those not in. Plus, I can see that parents will realise that those in school are getting a much better deal out of this than those not - this could cause more problems given we have been strict on the 2 parents keyworker status.

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Casino218 Sun 22-Mar-20 04:15:56

It's a babysitting service let's not dress it up. I'm keeping dd at home as long as I can until I'm called in to hospital as I can give her 1-1 support with her emailed work from school.

Todayissunny Sun 22-Mar-20 04:38:21

We were instructed not to teach lessons. Support with set work is ok though.
We found as it got serious people cancelled sending their kids.

Floobydoodoo Sun 22-Mar-20 05:06:01

We are supervising / caring for not teaching.

Giving them some time during the day to work on the same home learning stuff everyone at home has.

Right now we are struggling with how we keep them occupied whilst also maintaining social distancing. Would be v interested to hear what others’ plans are in terms of this.

LoisLittsLover Sun 22-Mar-20 05:14:28

Not a teacher but our school have been clear that the children will have the opportunity to complete the same work packs as their peers and support offered similar to a homework club, but no teaching as such, and groups will be mixed age.

Tescodelivery Sun 22-Mar-20 05:39:26

All teachers are setting work for each class they teach.
All work is on-line so pupils in school are based in ICT suites.
We will be acting as support staff. Helping students with the work set by their own teachers.

Tescodelivery Sun 22-Mar-20 05:40:37

In other words, they complete the same work as students who are staying at home.

KingscoteStaff Sun 22-Mar-20 07:27:23

Primary school - we are expecting 40 out of 400 tomorrow. However, I am guessing that the LEA have got plans to create a hub school (probably with kitchen to prepare FSM) and that will change things.
You can’t really ask little ones to sit down and plough through their work sheets!

Weather looking good for the week (London) so I am expecting rounders/cricket outside, planting seeds in the garden, singing in the hall (spaced out) and some art projects.

Hungry1 Sun 22-Mar-20 07:36:12

We have been told that supervising is our main aim. We have learning project packs that have been sent home with tasks like using online maths games, reading tasks etc. There are a range of other suggested things to do around the house e.g. select a recipe from a recipe book or magazine and make the item then invent your own recipe for an imaginary food item.

Anything children do at home doesn't need to be marked. The staff have been put on a rota with some working from home and although we haven't been asked to, I think a lot of staff will message parents (we use classdojo) offering guidance and support with the home learning.

My plan for my time in is to do lots of forest school, PE and art. I want to take the chance to do the things we normally don't get a lot of time for.

Aragog Sun 22-Mar-20 07:45:42

Ours in an infant school. I'm not in as in isolation and then in an 'at risk' group.

At home I will be nannying the home learning platform and emails, keeping on top Of the social media and trying to lesson the load of those in where I can.

Until Monday school don't really know how many children will be in. We are an infant school and it has been highlighted in all paper work as childcare, not school or education.

crazycatgal Sun 22-Mar-20 08:06:27

We've got around 90 children in school and have been told to make Monday as normal as possible. I don't see how we can.

LolaSmiles Sun 22-Mar-20 08:10:18

We are supervising students to complete the work set by subject staff that has been given to all students. There's paper packs for each subject available or they will complete the work on computers/laptops.

CallmeAngelina Sun 22-Mar-20 08:12:18

There was a poster on one of these threads yesterday who said her school was running phonics lessons and that the normal structure of the day would be followed (maths/Literacy).
I think that is crazy - and point-blank going against guidance. Once word gets around that that school is providing all that "proper" education, then all those parents who technically qualify under the very broad Key Worker list but who were intending to keep their children home, will change their minds and send them in, for fear of them missing out.
I predict a U-turn from the Government this week. The projected numbers are going to be unsustainable.

SpyApp Sun 22-Mar-20 08:13:57

It'll be childcare or homework supervision in a 5 to 16 hub afaik.

SpyApp Sun 22-Mar-20 08:15:41

I think there needs to be a clear message that kids coming in are highly likely to get infected and take the virus home with them.

SpyApp Sun 22-Mar-20 08:17:55

That should sort the pisstakers out.
I'm thinking party bags on the first day with thermometers, paracetamol and a face mask in just to ram the message home.grin

Sorry - it's my coping mechanism.

TheApprentice Sun 22-Mar-20 08:18:33

I am in Scotland and still waiting to hear details. We are to report for work tomorrow as usual and find out more then. We think there will be hub schools open only, and it is for the council to decide who is eligible, not the schools themselves as seems to be the case in England. We may be put on a rota to supervise children in hub schools.

woodencoffeetable Sun 22-Mar-20 08:19:06

here (not uk) there is no expectation of lessons for those children staying at school. it's purely childcare. 2 staff for all children.

most teachers working at home providing work for children and calling them regularly for support.

no childcare is offered for secondary school age children at all.

LolaSmiles Sun 22-Mar-20 08:19:15

I think there needs to be a clear message that kids coming in are highly likely to get infected and take the virus home with them.
Sadly I don't this will prevent the piss takers. On another thread someone was arguing that their although their DH was working from home, he is far too important to look after his own children so they shall stretch the key worker definition to send their children in.

practicallyperfectwithprosecco Sun 22-Mar-20 08:26:28

Small junior school we are doing 1 week on 1 week off 4 teachers and 4 TAs and a selection of office and support staff

Some children will have 1-1 as they do in school.

Not including those children we had 60 children out of 200 on Friday and the numbers rising

We are expecting to split them into 4 classes of 15-20 children ( not much social distancing there as some classes only have 20 children on a normal day in this school)

We will support them with the learning packs they have been sent, Reading with them and being junior aged times tables practice. A timetable has been put together to include break time and PE.

We also give them breakfast, lunch and tea for those there til 6.

HPandTheNeverEndingBedtime Sun 22-Mar-20 08:32:45

We are a babysitting service, we are also an emergency provider for any NHS staff called in at last minute to the nearby hospital who require emergency childcare so will possibly have our own children and children who normally go to school elsewhere in the county.

MsJaneAusten Sun 22-Mar-20 08:35:04

Purely childcare. There’ll be reading, maybe computer rooms, probably rounders. No teaching.

chappedredhands Sun 22-Mar-20 08:36:00

Childcare, secondary. All staff in. We have to eat with the children at lunch and play board games with them the rest of the time.

ChloeDecker Sun 22-Mar-20 08:36:02

We’ve got a briefing Monday to talk about who is doing what, based on the numbers who turn up on Monday (we did have a list but then the massive ‘keyworker’ list came out.
I teach Secondary Computer Science so may well end up having most of them with me all day in my computer classrooms (it’s only me as the other two in the dept are off ill).

I’ll be checking in remotely, with all those at home regardless.

OxanaVorontsova Sun 22-Mar-20 08:36:39

Supervising them doing the online learning those at home will be doing.

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