Here's an outline of what you can expect from our child - teacher - parent Remote Learning communication platform.
What is Seesaw?
Seesaw provides a safe and secure digital environment for children to share their Remote Learning creatively by adding entries like photos, videos, drawing and notes. It creates a triangle of communication between parents, the teacher and your child.
How does Seesaw Work?
Seesaw is an online learning platform which can accessed directly from using an internet browser or via the Seesaw APP.
How will the school use Seesaw to communicate with children and parents?
The Class APP:
• Allows your child and the teacher to post, like and make comments to the learning journal
• Allows the teacher to read and write private messages to the child/parent
The Seesaw website:
• This is a website version of the APP which can be accessed via an internet browser but note you will not receive notifications directly from the Seesaw website.
Will the school provide families with guidance on how to use Seesaw?
Parents will be provided with an introductory guide to Seesaw along with links to online training materials. For more information please see the guide for parents and carers.
How will the school support children who do not have access to technology?
Families who do not have appropriate access to technology should contact the school and discuss what support can be offered.
This document will outline what you can expect from our child – teacher – parent communication platform
How often will work be set by teachers?
Children will be set learning activities every school day (Monday – Friday) during Closure
Learning activities will be posted every school day by 9:00am
The amount of daily learning will be in line with government guidelines which equates to 3-4 hour per day.
Core and foundation subject will be set every school day
How will children share their work with their teachers?
With family support, children should access the online lesson materials and do their best to attempt the tasks set by teachers.
Children are expected to return work as soon as they can by sharing it through the Seesa APP. We understand that family members may be unwell or are having to work from home.
Children may choose to upload a photo of work completed on paper, upload a word document (or similar) or use the creative tools on Seesaw to respond to tasks.
How will children receive feedback on their work?
Children will receive regular feedback on their work by their teacher. Feedback will include constructive comments, challenge questions, extension activities and likes.
Teachers will make contact with children or parents at least once a week through messages on Seesaw, Live Teams meetings or via the phone.
Who can see my child’s posts?
Only the teacher, Primary Leadership and family members who are linked to that child’s learning will see your child’s post. Journals are not public and never shared with 3rd parties. Teachers can share children’s work with other children in their class via a private blog area which can only be seen by members of the class. You can read more at Seesaw’s privacy centre.
Comments and posts can only be deleted by the teacher or Primary Leadership Team and are irretrievable at this point. This will only be done however if there is an error to be corrected or a child protection issue.
Who can I contact if I have an e-safety or safeguarding concern?
Any e-safety or safeguarding concerns should be reported immediately to the school’s Safeguarding lead, Mrs Rowland, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org