This page contains details of our remote education provision.
The Remote Curriculum: What is Taught to Students at Home?
Where possible, the full timetable will be delivered through live lessons via Microsoft Teams on the first day.
How Long can I Expect Work set by the School to Take my Child?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take students broadly the following number of hours each day:
|Secondary school-aged students not working towards formal qualifications this year
5 hours. Normal school day with breaks
Year 7: 9am to 3:15pm
Year 8: 9am to 3:15pm
Year 9: 9am to 3:15pm
|Secondary school-aged students working towards formal qualifications this year
5 hours Normal school day with breaks plus independent work.
Year 10: 9am to 3:15pm
Year 11: 9am to 3:15pm
Year 12 and Year 13: 9am to 3:15pm
Accessing Remote Education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Microsoft Teams accessed through https://office.com.
If my Child does not have Digital or Online Access at Home, how will you Support them to Access Remote Education?
We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education:
- If you are in need of a laptop to enable access to remote learning, this is usually communicated through your child's Head of Year.
- You may find yourself in need of an extra device if there are multiple students at home at the same time, again this should be communicated through your child's Head of Year.
- Students can submit work either when they return to school, via Teams, via our VLE Moodle, or via email to their subject teacher.
How will my Child be Taught Remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:
All subjects use live teaching via Microsoft Teams.
A few subjects will use recorded teaching sessions either made by the teachers in school or via the Oak National Academy.
A few subjects such as Maths will use commercially available websites and programmes to support live lessons.
Engagement and Feedback
What are your Expectations for my Child’s Engagement and the Support that Parents And Carers Should Provide at Home?
Students are expected to fully engage with remote learning.
Parents should inform the school about absence in the usual way by email or by calling 0117 3532069 by 8:30am.
How will you Assess my Child's Work and Progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
- Work can be submitted via Teams or our VLE Moodle for marking. Some subjects will also ask for submission via email.
- Feedback will either be through the chosen digital platform or written and shared on return to school or via email.
- Verbal, formative feedback in lessons.
Additional Support for Students with Particular Needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some students, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students in the following ways:
Students who have Educational Health Care Plans will continue to be supported remotely by a range of strategies depending upon their level of need. This may include:
- Key worker/Learning Support Assistant joining the remote lesson being delivered by the teacher and using the private chat function to support learning.
- Individual/small group teams lesson delivered by the Keyworker/Learning Support Assistant.
- Differentiated activities either remotely or printed copies sent home.