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Learning at home and borrowing school laptops

The government and St. John's recognise that not all children will have access to hardware at home to access google classrooms. To help with this we have a number of laptops in school that we are able to loan to families when their children are at home. If you have a child at home and would like to borrow a laptop please click on the link below to let us know you would like to pick one up from the school office. You will have to sign a copy of the loan agreement, which can be seen below and return the laptop when your child returns to school. 

Be aware that we have limited stock and may not be able to lend laptops to every child that requests one. 
Priority will be given to free school meal children and children in receipt of pupil premium funding. 

If you are unable to complete the form please ring school and speak to Mrs. Simpson, who will be able to complete it on your behalf. 

What is remote learning at St. John's?

In the autumn term 2020 St. John's produced it's remote learning policy. CLICK HERE. This policy shares information with how we will support children at home with continued education. 


Google Classrooms

All children at St. John's have a user name and password to access google classrooms. All children have had these since July 2020.

  • activities, lessons and tasks set by the teacher
  • support resources to help with their learning such as 'help sheets' and links to you tube support videos. 
  • software such as a word processor 'google sheets' to complete work


Teachers use google classrooms in school and are using google classroom to help with normal class work as well as setting homework that can be done on google classrooms and using it to provide remote learning when required. 


Children can access google classrooms on lots of different computers including Chrome books, PC's and Apple laptops and computers. 


Google classrooms is also used by Belper Secondary school therefore in using it at St. John's as well we hope that this continuity helps many families and children. 


Types of remote learning

We have three types of remote learning at St. John's.

  • PRL (Partial remote learning) – for when the class teacher is working full time in school with their class, but has some children at home isolating.
  • FRL (Full remote learning) – for when a whole class or bubble is isolating and their teacher is not teaching in school
  • HRL (Homework remote learning) – for when the class teacher uses the remote learning technologies for homework.

More information about each of these is in the policy. 


Remote learning will only be provided by teachers when children are at home isolating, due to COVID-19 or if the school has had to close for unique circumstances, for example very heavy snow. Remote learning will not be provided if

  • a parent chooses to keep a child at home that doesn't need to isolate
  • a parent chooses to take a child on holiday
  • a child is away for reasons other than COVID-19 absences

Google classroom support for parents.

Produced by google this document helps parents and children log on and find your way around classrooms.
Produced by google this document outlines a series of lessons that you and your child could complete together to help understand features of google classrooms in a more detailed way.
Produced by Miss Thompson this document can be used as a reminder to your children of how to log onto google classrooms. 

Google Classroom Education Notice to parents

Safeguarding concerns about Remote Education

Safeguarding Form

Use this form to contact Mrs Carvell (DHT & DSL) if you need to report any safeguarding concerns in relation to remote education. All messages sent via this form are confidential and can only be seen, in the first instance, by Mrs. Carvell.