Remote Learning

During the current period of school closure lessons are taking place via Microsoft Teams following the normal school timetable. The expectations and etiquette for lessons are available on this page. Similarly if there is an issue with access to equipment in order to meet these expectations please log it via the button below

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

Catch Up Grant

The school is in receipt of Covid-19 catch up grant.  This is used to employ additional staff as Academic Mentors in a range of subjects.  They work with students on a one to one and small group basis to provide catch up support with a focus upon exam groups.

For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to students at home

What should my child expect from immediate remote education?

 

The remote curriculum is taught via Microsoft TEAMS.

National Lockdown

All lessons take place live for Key Stage 5 students.  The vast majority of lessons take place for Key Stage 3 and 4 students as live lessons.  On average one out of the five timetabled lessons each day will be a “Consolidating Learning CL” lesson.  For these lessons, work is uploaded to MS TEAMS for students to complete at the allocated time.

For all year groups, form period takes place twice per week, with one to one check in session scheduled on a rota basis on the other days.

Bubble Isolation

When a whole bubble is told to self-isolate by the school, students should follow their full timetabled and access live lessons via MS TEAMS. Students should log into their lesson at the normal time.

To facilitate this process, students should ensure that all books/resources are taken home each evening, so they are easily accessible when required.

Individual Isolation

When an individual student advises the school that they need to isolate, they will be able to access live lessons remotely via MS TEAMS from the day after the school is notified.

General points

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, it may be necessary to make adaptations in some subjects. This is particularly the case for subjects with a practical element such as Art, D&T, Music, Science and PE.

A member of staff will lead the lesson unless otherwise communicated to students.  In these exceptional cases, work will be set.

Registers are taken in every lesson and phone calls are made home to follow up on non-attendance. Similarly concerns about engagement are also reported during the session via phone call home.