Online learning at home

Please click the link this link for the downloadable document Guidelines for Parents online learning

Online Home Learning Guidelines for Parents and Carers (23.3.20)

I will: 

  • Make sure my child understands and is aware of the pupil guidelines 
  • Answer the phone to school staff or return calls, messages or emails
  • Supervise your child’s internet use and online learning – make sure you are aware of what they have been asked to do and the websites they need to access.
  • Make sure you know who your child is talking to or messaging.
  • If a member of staff calls to speak to your children – check that you know who they are, speak to the member of staff yourself before your child talks to them, stay in the room while your child is on the phone.

Guidelines for All Video Calls and Video lessons

  • These will be on google meet.
  • The parent or carer must make sure their child and other members of the household are aware the video call is happening, 
  • Staff, children and other members of the household must wear suitable clothing
  • Devices used should be in appropriate areas, for example, not in bedrooms; and where possible be against a neutral background.  
  • Language must be professional and appropriate, including any family members in the background.  
  • The same expectations apply for remote conversations as normal school conduct 
  • Staff will only ever video call a pupil with prior agreement with parents and the head teacher or deputy. This will always be at a pre-arranged time. The times of all video calls and lessons will be published and logged. 

Group Video Lessons

      • These will be group conversations only or webinar – no 1:1 video lessons.
      • If your child takes part in a group video conversation, they can be seen by the teacher and other pupils (and members of their household) that are part of the conversation 
      • Parents/carers need to give consent for their child to be part of a group video lesson. Parents/carers need to appear on screen at the start of the lesson to confirm they give consent for their child to be part of the group conversation
      • If the teacher has any concerns about children (or other members of the household) using unsuitable language, dress, location, the conversation will be ended and concerns will be recorded and passed to the head teacher or deputy head.
      • Live classes will be kept to a reasonable length of time and take place within normal school day times (between 9am and 3.15pm).

1:1 Video Conversations:

  • Staff will only ever video call a pupil one to one with prior agreement with parents and the head teacher or deputy. 
  • This will be at a pre-arranged time and day. 
  • The staff member will speak first with the parent or carer to check they are aware of the call. The parent or carer must stay in the room. 

Contact the school if you have any questions or concerns. You can leave a message on the school phone and we will call back. You can email and we will email back.

Please link on this link for the downloadable version of the document Guidelines for Pupils online learning.

Carlton Primary School – 

Online Home Learning Guidelines for Pupils (23.3.20) 


I want to stay safe online and I know that anything I do on the computer, phone, tablet or internet may be seen by someone else. 


I will: 

  • only open pages which my parent, carer or teacher has said are okay 
  • talk to my parent, carer or teacher before using anything on the internet that I’m unsure about 
  •  tell my parent, carer or teacher if anything makes me feel scared or uncomfortable
  • make sure all the messages I send and comments I leave are polite and positive 
  • tell my parent, carer or teacher if I get a nasty message or something makes me feel uncomfortable, and do not reply
  • not give my phone number or address to anyone online.
  • not tell people about myself online (I will not tell them my name, anything about where I live or where I go to school, names of clubs I attend)  
  • not upload photographs of myself onto the computer or internet without my parent or carer’s permission
  • Keep any passwords I have private 
  • Only speak to people I know online and on the phone. 
  • never agree to share photos, phone, video call or meet a stranger. 
  • Always make sure your parent/carer knows who you are talking to or messaging.


Google Classroom/Google Meet

    • You should log on each day and respond to your teacher’s daily comment or question to show you have logged on
    • When using Google Classroom, your teacher may let pupils comment, or they may have turned comments off.
    • If you are allowed to comment you must remember our learning on online behaviour – you are polite and positive and comments should be related to your learning.


  • Remember – teachers can see exactly who posts what on Google Classroom.


  • If your teacher wants you to create a post, for example taking a picture of your Home Learning Project, they will enable you to create posts for that time.
  • If you want to post things, you can use the ‘Share something with your class’ box at the top of the stream, but this is ONLY for your learning – you can take pictures of your work and post them here, or attach things you have made online.
  • If you are posting photos of your learning, please remember to do so safely – remember to always check with your parent/carer before uploading a photo, and try to make sure your photo is of the learning, not the pupil. All pupils must be suitably dressed and in a suitable location
  • Video calls and conversations will be on Google Meet. The teacher will let children know the time and day of the meeting and will post a link just before so children can join.
  • When we do use Meet, your parent or carer must start the call by giving permission for you to take part.
  • You should ALWAYS be in a room with other people during the Meet.
  • You should be suitably dressed, speak politely and in the same way that you would in school, and be in a suitable place.



Examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating or sending any messages or comments that might upset other people. 
  • Using another person’s username and password e.g. to access a device or website. 
  • Looking at, or changing work that belongs to other people without their permission. 
  • Sharing pictures or making video calls without checking with your parent/carer