We have worked hard to refine our remote learning offer, based on our experience of the first lockdown and the past term. Your child’s education will be as close to in-person learning as possible and students will follow their normal timetable.
We will continue to connect with the school community and deliver the curriculum at home through Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint, where resources will be available on an ongoing basis.
Students learning from home must complete the assessment task at the end of the lesson and submit. Student progress will be measured based on submissions. We expect students to spend between 7 – 8 hours learning each day, including breaks, lunch and homework.
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
We expect your child to attend form time (8:45-9:00am) daily. This will be our welfare check, as well as an opportunity to share key notices and information. Any students not in this session will receive a phone call before 10am, to ensure they are well and continue to engage in their remote education.
Following briefing, your child should access their lesson content and ensure the assessment elements are submitted.
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home.
• Teaching Assistants will support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), who may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. This will include offering them a place at school if they are unable to access learning at home and through providing small group intervention through Microsoft Teams.
• All students with an EHCP will receive twice weekly phone calls to support them with their learning.
We understand that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. To find out how we can support you and for more information around home learning guides, please see the online support and equipment section of our website – in this section you also find information about equipment and devices.
If your child does not have digital or online access, teachers will be in touch daily to ensure thorough assessment of progress can take place.
We have made some changes and improvements to how our students can access their remote learning. Live Lessons, Guided Lessons which students will access independently and be supported by pre-prepared materials, and Assessments.