St. James & St. John Virtual Primary School has been launched in response to the requirements for all schools to close due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation.
Starting from Monday the 23rd of March 2020, the Virtual school will operate with the following hours:
Most students should now have received home learning bundles in physical form. If you have not, they are available on the school website on the SCHOOL CLOSURE LEARNING PACKS page. These learning packs are to be used in the case that online provision by the Virtual team is unable to continue or in the case that Internet facilities are no longer available. Please avoid using these in any other circumstance.
Starting from Monday 23rd of March 2020 until Friday April 3rd 2020, daily learning will be added to the class pages of the school's website.
During the Easter holidays, no daily learning will be uploaded as the Virtual School will be closed. Information related to its operation after the Easter holidays will be posted once it is finalised and the situation at that point is identified.
To accommodate the physical site remaining open to children of key workers and those identified as vulnerable, the virtual school will currently be staffed in the following way:
|Headteacher||Mr Mark Hewitt|
|Deputy Headteacher/SENCO||Mr Liam Peters|
|Nursery and Reception||Miss Sandra Salas-Perez|
|Year 1 and Year 2||Miss Eniko Koltai|
|Year 3 and Year 4||Mrs Gemma Chadwick|
|Year 5 and Year 6||Mr Max O'Donoghue|
|Office Staff||Miss Alessandra Ferlito|
|Mrs Shilla Dodia|
|SAFEGUARDING & PASTORAL CARE TEAM|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mr Liam Peters|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Ms Alison Fish|
|Safeguarding and Pastoral Support||Mrs Shirlee Domalanta|
|Mrs Kate Bodell|
This staffing is subject to change in the case of staffing needs of the physical site.
LEARNING AND FEEDBACK
Each day by 9:30am, learning will be posted on the class pages of the website. This learning will include a maths task, an English task, a foundation subject task and a task listed as other. These 4 tasks are planned to be completed by the student and be returned for feedback - if needed - which will be provided during Feedback time the following workday.
An email will be sent identifying that the tasks have been posted. These emails will be sent to:
These emails will be sent following GDPR legislation. It is imperative that parents and students read the St. James & St. John email Protocols for the COVID-19 situation below to ensure that these protocols are followed.
CONTACTING THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL
If you need to contact the virtual school, please use the table below to identify who you need to contact.
|My contact is about the learning posted on the class pages||My contact is about the Virtual School or COVID-19||My contact is about the wellbeing of a child or member of our St. James & St. John community|
|Nursery & Reception||Office||Office|
|Year 1 & Year 2|
|Year 3 & Year 4|
|Year 5 & Year 6|
When sending work back to receive feedback, please send by clicking the reply option in your email. It is imperative you do not reply all as this is in breach of the new email protocols.
Members of the Learning Team will respond to emails related to learning and to give feedback between 9:30am and 12:00noon each weekday. Any emails about learning sent outside these times will be responded to the next working day.
Only emails related to learning are to be sent to the Learning Team.
Any queries about the virtual school's operation or the COVID-19 situation are to be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
We greatly appreciate your support at this time. We will endeavour to reply to any queries in a timely manner but ask for your patience as we ensure that the virtual system is working well.
We hold everyone in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
The St. James & St. John Primary School team.