School Closure – January 2021 onwards

School Closure – January 2021 onwards

On Monday, 4th January 2021, the Government instructed schools to close to all pupils, except those whose parents are critical (key) workers or whom are vulnerable, from Wednesday, 6th January 2021.

Please find information below to help parents of those attending school and those learning at home.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Whilst school is closed, our duty and responsibility to safeguard our children remains.  Our regular check-ins with families in need a bit of extra help and support will continue throughout the period of school closure, just as if school was open.  Please do not feel offended if a member of school staff calls to check in with you and to speak to your child, or if we carry out a visit to your home address.

If you have any concerns about your child, or another child during the school closure period, please follow these steps:

  1.  Please e-mail our dedicated safeguarding email address, which is
  2.  In your e-mail, please state REPORT A CONCERN in the email.
  3.  Include your mobile telephone number.  Mrs Coker or a member of the Safeguarding Team will call you back.
  4.  A record of your concern will be made.  Please be clear and specific in the telephone conversation you have with a member of our Safeguarding Team.
  5.  Your concern will be followed up using our school’s Safeguarding procedures (see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2020 for more information)

Safeguarding Policy Addendum Jan 2021

If you feel a child(ren) is in danger, please telephone the Police immediately on 999.  

Critical (Key) Worker & Vulnerable Children

Children of critical (key) workers and those who are vulnerable are able to continue to attend school.  If you are a critical (key) worker or your child is considered vulnerable, as defined by the Government’s list, please complete the application form below and return to our school office.

Please click this link to the Government’s list of those who can attend school

Application Form


Please find our parents guide below for those children attending school.  This details how we have organised our school.  This has also been shared on the school’s Class Dojo page.

Information for Parents of VC and KW – updated 18.01.2021

Our expectations for behaviour and conduct for those children in school can be found here:  Behaviour Policy Addendum – Jan 2021

Our expectations for attendance and punctuality during this lockdown can be found here:  Attendance Addendum January 2021

Remote Home Learning

Those children attending school will continue to receive an education remotely.  Sometimes this will take place via live lessons, a pre-recorded session or through tasks set online.  Additionally, all children working at home will have access to a ‘Target Your Maths’ textbook and a curriculum workbook.  These can be collected from the school office or downloaded below.


Our expectations for remote learning can be found by here:  Robert Shaw Remote Education Statement

Our expectations for behaviour and remote learning can be found here:  Remote Learning Expectations


Year 1 Transform Learning Booklet Jan 2021

Year 2 Transform Learning Booklet Jan 2021

Year 3 Transform Learning Booklet Jan 2021

Year 4 Transform Learning Booklet Jan 2021

Year 5 Transform Learning Booklet Jan 2021

Year 6 Transform Learning Booklet Jan 2021

You can also access additional home learning resources via the new Transform Community website


Remote Learning for Children with SEND

We are committed to supporting our children with SEND, either those working in school or remotely.  Please keep checking this section for updates, resources and support.

SEND Information Report Addendum – January 2021

Showbie – Our online learning platform

We use Showbie as our online learning platform.  Every child has an individual user name and password.  Teachers and Teaching Assistants will post work to Showbie for children to complete and submit.


You can log in to Showbie through their website (please click link).

You can download the Showbie app from Apple iTunes

You can find help and support to use Showbie on their YouTube page (please click link).


If your child forgets their user name and password, please contact your child’s class teacher or school office via Class Dojo.

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