Remote and Blended Learning
We have been working on our plans to continue our education provision should we be required to lockdown all, or part of our academy.
The most recent lockdown in March arrived almost overnight and therefore like most schools, systems and procedures had to be implemented very quickly, with all staff working at speed to set up provision for all students in all year groups. We would like to thank our parents, carers and students for the positive and supportive feedback received during this time and in the following months of the lockdown period.
As the situation with COVID-19 develops, we are of course acutely aware that we may be forced into another period of lockdown with varying degrees of restrictions, therefore we are using the planning and feedback obtained during the last lockdown period to plan and develop our provision in the future to minimise any impact of loss of face to face teaching time for our students.
All of our plans are based around our teaching staff being able to deliver lessons using Microsoft Teams, either directly from their own home, or from within our academy, depending on their individual circumstances. These lessons would be broadcast to all the students in the class, whether they are attending the academy or remote learning at home. We want to ensure that all students can excel and engage in their learning, whether working in the academy or from home.
Information for Parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency for students, parents and carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this document.
The following documents will help you to support your child whilst they are working at home. There are some straight forward steps to help build a great home learning routine with your child.
|Remote Learning - Responsible Student Usage Agreement||Supporting home learning routines - Planning the day|
|Helping Home Learning - Talk with Trust||7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home|
Training and guidance
Teachers use Microsoft TEAMS to share lessons and resources, and to enable students to submit work remotely. Students have been provided with training in Microsoft TEAMS and 365 and we have included ‘How to guides’ on the website.
There are also video guides for further assistance on using the features within Teams, you may want to watch the videos listed below.