Capel-le-Ferne Primary School launched the use of Seesaw as an online learning and communication platform in April 2020, following the government closure of schools and implementation of social-distancing due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Seesaw is app-based technology which allows:
The system in our school has been set up centrally, ensuring appropriate accountability and safeguarding procedures are in place. Whilst each teacher will moderate and manage their respective classes on Seesaw, senior leaders have access and will maintain an overview of the whole school.
Parents are required to return their consent for use of the platform by themselves and their child, using the downloadable letter below.
Unique invite codes will then be sent out via email, with accompanying links to ‘how-to’ guides for setting up the Seesaw Class app for children, and Seesaw Family app for parents.
The class webpages will continue to be used alongside the new Seesaw platform, to communicate learning overviews and share examples of pupils’ learning across each term. Additional instruction and guidance will be posted regularly regarding the activities pupils may undertake each day/week, with links to suitable online and downloadable resources.
Teachers will maintain and direct learning during normal working hours (approx. 8:30am – 5pm) Monday – Friday. Although all content will be viewed in order to approve it, it is unrealistic for teachers to make comments on everything that is posted. General feedback may be given on specific learning activities, alongside directed words of encouragement and support.
We recognise that not everyone will have access to the same types of technology or the resources to print from a computer. Pupils may complete activities in whatever ways work best in their situation, including simple note making with paper and pen from online viewing. Evidence of learning can be sent typed, screenshot, photographed or uploaded in any other creative means.
In order to use Seesaw safely and effectively to support learning, please adhere to the follow:
If you have questions or concerns relating to the Seesaw platform, please contact the school office by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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