COVID: Remote Learning Information
Our Remote Learning Approach
Our commitment is to provide a remote offer that closely resembles normal in-class lessons as well as provide wider enrichment and wellbeing activities. We offer the following remote curriculum programme as a minimum:
- The curriculum offer will be a minimum of 5 hours per day for KS3, 4 and 5 and will include directed activities and include assemblies, tutor time, PSHE, physical activity and independent learning.
- Curriculum content will be accessible to students including those with SEND.
- We endeavour to offer lessons in all subjects that will involve a live element. This could be a live lesson on Google Meet, a pre-recorded video from a teacher or from an external source such as Oak National Academy.
- There will be some provision of live and remote feedback as we recognise this is a key feature in supporting students. Notification of these will be posted in the class stream. Following an assessed piece of work, whole class feedback will be given so students can identify their strengths and areas for development as well as suggested follow up activities.
- Student well-being is at the heart of our Remote Learning Approach. At a minimum, all students will be contacted by telephone on a fortnightly basis. This may be more frequent depending on family circumstances.
- Reading is key for all students. Students in Year 7 will continue with Accelerated Reader from home, along with some students in Year 8 and Year 9. Bedrock Learning is also being offered as a targeted intervention programme at KS3. 'Drop Everything and Read' online sessions run regularly throughout the week to support all reluctant readers across KS3 and all students throughout the school have access to the virtual ebook platform 'SORA'. We would recommend that all students take 30 minutes for reading a day, for emotional and mental wellbeing as well as academic gains.
- As a minimum, there will be regular assessment linked to fortnightly topics across each Key Stage. This will enable students to show their understanding of what has been taught, and to inform teachers’ next steps in their planning.
- Where there are concerns around the level of engagement demonstrated by a student, contact with home will be made to explore why this is the case and to provide solutions to engage. Where a student refuses to engage in any remote learning we reserve the right to direct them to attend in school provision.
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