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Remote Learning

Information provided to parents during the periods of home learning in 2020 and 2021. 

During the Spring 2021 lockdown we asked our parents to complete a survey. We asked the question, “Do you feel that we have kept you well informed about school closures?”

We are extremely proud that 98.6% of our parents answered yes.

Here are some of the comments from our parents:

Communication has been great.

Really good communication and easy to get in touch with

I think it's been brilliant and you have reacted to the closures so effectively!

We keep on receiving emails and texts with important information. We have an opportunity to contact via Google Classroom also.

Communication has been brilliant

I’ve been told about things straight away that’s made me feel 100%

I feel that school have been great with keeping us informed. If I have had any questions I have rang the school and they have answered them straight away or got back to me with the reply very quickly.

Excellent information and support available.

Thank you to all parents who completed the survey and provided constructive comments. Your suggestions are valued and we will continue to work with you to ensure that communication and remote learning runs smoothly. 

How to support learning at home

Follow this guidance to create a positive learning environment at home

  • Be realistic about what you can do! You’re not expected to become teachers and your children aren’t expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing your children with some structure at home will help them to adapt. Use the tips below to help you make this work for your household.
  • Be flexible and review what works and what doesn't. Ask your children and involve them too.
  • Share the load if there are 2 adults at home. Split the day into short, bite sized slots and take turns so you can do your own work.
  • Play is fundamental to the wellbeing and development of children of all ages, and a great way to reduce stress in adults.
  • Take care of your own health and wellbeing. This will be new for your entire household, so give it time to settle. Take a look at the links below for some advice on mental health and wellbeing.
  • Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day.
  • If you have a garden, use it regularly. If you don’t, try to get out once a day as permitted by the government.

Google Classroom

During any temporary school closure, teaching staff at St Laurence provide learning and keep in touch via Google Classroom. Each class has their own Google Classroom and a timetable of live lessons will be published each week.


UK Safer Internet Centre Animated VideoA great video that simply explains some of the challenges of online safety, from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Wellbeing - Health and Mindfulness

  • The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain ChildrenCompletely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson

  • Ideas to Support Self CareSelf-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health. This advice is provided by the Anna Freud National Centre.

  • Resources from CAMHSThis is a collection of downloadable self-help guides that CAMHS really like and we hope may be useful to you. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents. If you click on the image it will automatically download the PDF from its source and the credit will link to the originators main website

Here are some further links for supporting your child's mental health and well-being.