Rationale in the event of a school closure/partial closure, the school is committed to providing continuity of education for our students and will do so through via our online teaching and learning strategy (TJA Online).
The school of course may be shut at any time owing to an emergency, for example: an electricity, heating or water failure which would mean staying open would breach Health and Safety requirements
Extensive remote learning would apply particularly in a situation in which the school is closed for an extended period of time, but a high proportion of students and teachers are healthy, and able to work as normal from home. This policy does not normally apply in the event of short-term school closures (e.g. as a result of inclement weather) or a short-term learner absence.
Remote learning may also be appropriate in situations when students, in agreement with the school, have a period of absence but are able to work at home, at least to some extent. This may apply in cases such as exclusion/suspensions from school, or longer term illness, assuming learners are able to complete school work at home. Another relevant instance would be if, following an infectious disease outbreak, learners are self-isolating at home but are not suffering with relevant symptoms.
There is no obligation for the school to provide continuity of education to learners who absent themselves from school, with or without parental permission, in contravention to school or government guidance. This may apply, for example, if parents choose to take learners on holiday during term time. Similarly, this would apply if parents made the decision, without prior agreement with the school, to absent their child from school ‘as a precaution’, against official guidance, in the event of an outbreak of infectious disease. The Jubilee Academy will however do our utmost to support all families with work packs/ online learning in this instance.
Our School Closure Coronavirus Contingency Plan describes how we will continue to provide a Remote education via our online teaching and learning strategy (TJA Online) even when the school is closed to some or most of our students.
The school may of course, very rarely, be closed owing to another situation which has nothing to do with COVID – Our Remote Learning policy and procedures would still be put into action in such a situation.
Further information about keeping your child safe online can be found Here