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Risk Assessment

Have a look at our risk assessment to find out how we are keeping everyone as safe as possible at Steep. 

If schools are closed or if children have to isolate or shield

The school will provide remote education:

  • Plan a programme of learning that is on average three hours per day for children in the Early Years and Key Stage One and four hours per day in Key Stage Two.
  • Set assignments so that pupils have work each day in a number of different subjects, and
  • Monitor pupils' engagement with these assignments
  • Teach a planned and sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with clarity about what's intended to be taught and practised in each subject
  • Provide frequent explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in our school or through curriculum resources and/or videos
  • Gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks, and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work
  • Adjust the pace or difficulty of what's being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding
  • Use a curriculum sequence that allows access to online (e.g. teaching videos, tests) and offline (e.g. resource packs, reading books) resources, and that is linked to curriculum expectations
  • Give access to those remote education resources
  • Select the online tools that will be consistently used across our school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback, and make sure staff are trained in their use (See-Saw, Zoom, Screencastify, Loom, and Microsoft Teams, Forms and Sway)
  • Provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who don't have suitable online access
  • Recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support, and so you should work with families to deliver the curriculum

Vulnerable pupils

  • We will strongly encourage vulnerable pupils to continue attending school. To do this, we will
  • Work with our local authority (LA)
  • Contact a pupil’s parent or carer, and (where applicable) social worker if the pupil doesn’t attend, to find out why and discuss their concerns

Free school meals

  • We will provide vouchers or work with HC3S to prepare meals or food parcels for all pupils eligible for free schools meals, whether they are at home or on-site.