Welcome to our Google Classroom page. Google Classroom is a web service developed by Google for schools to support learning in a more digital world. We are so excited to have invested in Google Classroom to support the development of our curriculum. Technology is a significant part of the world we live in and we want to provide our children with meaningful opportunities to interact and develop computing skills. We will use Google Classroom for setting weekly homework on children's virtual class spaces. Children will be expected to complete their learning and turn in their work on a weekly basis. 

 

Remote Learning Information for Parents

This information aims to provide transparency to our whole school community about what to expect from remote learning as local restrictions/national restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. If your child has to self-isolate due to having close contact or having Covid-19 symptoms, they too will be able to access learning via their virtual classroom on Google Classroom. Remote learning will begin the day after school closure/isolation begins.

 

    The remote curriculum

Ofsted states a school's "remote education curriculum should be aligned to the classroom curriculum as much as possible, and carefully sequenced to ensure pupils obtain the building blocks they need to move on to the next step ... whether learning is delivered through worksheets, textbooks, or via an online platform, it is a good idea to keep resources simple and straightforward to use. And feedback and assessment are still as important remotely as they are in the classroom."

Remote learning cannot replicate learning at school. The team at Ben Jonson look forward to the time when we can all return on site. However, in the meantime, we aim to provide the best possible remote curriculum for our community. Our approach, which follows DfE's guidance, will develop and be responsive to the needs of our children.

 

    Our principles

Remote learning:

  • Fosters a strong partnership between home and school
  • Supports the safety and wellbeing of all
  • Communication will be clear and kind
  • Learning content will be driven by the in-school curriculum and as far as possible, off site and on-site learning will align so that it meets the needs of all learners.
  • The provision will follow guidance from DfE and the Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Will happen in a variety of ways with teachers using their professional autonomy.
  • Feedback will continue to be in line with the school's responsive approach
  • Everyone tries their best to be brave, kind and curious.

 

 Click here to see our Google Classroom: Frequently asked questions

 

The guides below provide step by step information to support children and their families in the use of Google Classroom. The parent guidance and leaflet goes into further detail about how we intend to use Google Classroom with those self-isolating and should a wider Tier 4 lockdown occur.

  Google Classroom Guide:

Part 1- Getting onto Google Classroom

Part 2- Using Google Classroom to Access Learning

Part 3 - How to use Google Meet at home

Part 4 - Submitting learning and uploading pictures

Parent Guidance & Expectations for use of Google Classroom

Parent Leaflet Home Learning

What to expect if self isolating  

Any technical queries should be emailed to ICT@benjonson.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please include your childs name, class, details of your query and your contact details. Thank you.

  Useful Information:

Parent and Family Support Services  Tower Hamlets Covid-19 update
Poster for parents Top tips to support reading at home

If you have no internet access at home, you can access a BT Hotspot

 

Any more general queries should be emailed to admin@benjonson.towerhamlets.sch.uk 

Queries for Parents

If you have any questions regarding our school please contact Dee Dillon, our Attendance and Family Welfare Officer.