Remote Education Provision
Here you will find what to expect from remote education where national or 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 page.
A student’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of students being sent home?
Remote education will be provided on Google Classroom.
Students will have a classroom for each of their subject areas. This involves a feed of notices and announcements of work and an area where they access the work/ assignments and submit completed work.
They can contact the class teacher via Google Classroom with any questions regarding the work.
Each subject will post resources and tasks onto the Goggle Classroom Stream to complete.
Year areas also have classrooms where important announcements are shared with the whole year group such as work experience opportunities or notices from the progress leader.
Each year has a Google Classroom on Be Inspirational, Collective Worship and Well-being.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, some subjects which have a large practical element will be taught the theory aspects of the course eg DT will be mainly theoretical and drawing rather than modelling with materials other than cardboard.
We have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, PE lessons will be a mixture of online lessons looking at nutrition, health and fitness as well as independent activities to be completed.
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take students broadly the following number of hours each day:
Key Stage 5 – 4 hours of online live lessons a week plus independent tasks related to the content covered for each A level subject studied. Remote learning resources are uploaded to Google Classroom for completion following the lessons and recordings of the live lessons are uploaded for access after the event if needed.
Key Stage 3 and 4 – 3/4 online live lessons per day. All subjects are covered throughout the week. Remote learning resources are uploaded to Google Classroom for completion following the lessons and recordings of the live lessons are uploaded for access after the event if needed.
All online remote work is accessed via the Google Suite for Education.
Google Classroom has a classroom for each subject studied by year group/ class.
Google Meet is used for the delivery of online lessons.
Following completion of assignments work is uploaded for the teacher to see and feedback is given privately to students next to their submitted work on the classroom.
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:
All work is remote, any booklets needed will be posted out to students when needed eg Geography knowledge books.
Where there are known issues regarding connectivity the school has communicated with parents and supported so their child can access the lessons and remote work.
If parents have problems with their child accessing the work they must contact the school IT Dept firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to seek IT support with devices/ Wi-Fi.
The school has applied for Department of Education funded laptops and dongles and can apply for free data from phone providers on behalf of students who need access for educational needs.
The school has also received donations of devices from the local community.
Please contact the school for support with any Wi-Fi connectivity and devices if needed: email@example.com