From September 2020, we have been using the Microsoft Teams platform to share learning that teachers have prepared virtually. There will be planning, resources and online tutorials each day. There is also a simple timetable for the children to follow whilst working from home.
If your child will be working from home, you will recieve a username and password from the school via SMS message.
To access Teams, you can simply visit the website teams.microsoft.com in a web browser. For a better experience, we wouldTo access Teams, you can simply visit the website https://teams.microsoft.com/ in a web browser.
For a better experience, we wouldrecommend that you download and install the Microsoft Teams application which is available for Windows, Mac and iOS devices. To download the right version for your device, visit the website https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads.
If you do not have access to Microsoft Teams, we will still be making work packs which you will be able to pick up from school. This will be the first time we have used Microsoft Teams in this way so please let us know if you encounter any problems.
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In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation, Highfield has developed a remote learning plan. We are determined to support all of our families in being able to engage in home learning so are providing online learning for those who are able to access it and hard copies of learning for those people who cannot.
Highfield Junior and Infant School is recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe online
Highfield Junior and Infant School has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.
Highfield Junior and Infant School– has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.
National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.
Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.
James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Highfield Junior and Infant School on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.”