The school’s remote learning programme has been embedded for use by any students who need to self-isolate as a result of exposure to a suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus or if there is a full lockdown due to COVID-19 and the school has to close. Both The Abbey School Remote Learning Policy and the WMAT Remote education Policies are available on this website https://www.abbey.surrey.sch.uk/1218/policies or on request from the school office.
Teachers have worked hard to provide additional work online via Office 365/Teams and access to remote learning packages such as Mathletics, Rapid Readers and Readiwriter. This is directed by pre-recorded lesson content shared online and direct contact from teachers to individual students via telephone and email.
All our families have been asked to provide information about their child’s access to appropriate devices connected to the internet and whether these are shared with siblings and/or other household members. Where possible, additional tablets/laptops have been supplied on loan. Nevertheless, a significant proportion of our students have needs which are better met by a more traditional paper-based approach, so appropriate content and homework is provided by post. For some students a combined approach works best and every effort is made to identify the ideal solution for each individual student.
If your child is required to self-isolate, please contact the school to agree the best home learning package for your child.
Where teachers are required to self-isolate, they continue to deliver lesson content to their classes via cover teaching staff or online via the interactive classroom whiteboards. For live or pre-recorded remote lessons, Teaching Assistants in the classrooms provide the learning resources and support our students need.