Remote Learning

Year 11 – Remote Learning

 

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The school will ensure that all parents, carers and students are notified of any changes to school opening through our normal communication channels.

All of the remote learning provision, including homework, will be provided via the Microsoft Teams platform. This will ensure that the continuation of curriculum delivery is readily accessible to all of our students.

There are a number of methods by which students can access MS Teams. They are identified below in the order the school recommends them:

  • Laptop or PC device (with MS applications installed)
  • Tablet device (with MS applications installed)
  • Laptop or PC device (using a web browser such as Edge, Chrome or Firefox)
  • Games console (with MS Teams installed)
  • Mobile phone (with MS Teams installed)

The school has provided a help guide which shows students how to access remote learning through MS Teams, provides support for using this IT system, and information on expectations for behaviour and conduct during remote learning. Additional information on engagement and feedback are included.

The school has a remote learning policy which will include further details about the roles of key groups, including teachers, TAs, students, parents, and carers. We have also produced some advice for staying active during remote learning.

The school will adjust how remote learning is delivered to students, depending on the state of opening as outlined below.

Partial Closure

The school is open to a restricted number of year groups at any given time, rotated on a fortnightly basis. The school is still open fully to students of critical workers or those identified to be vulnerable or with an EHCP.

Curriculum delivery will be mixed, depending on the students attending the school and those who are working remotely. The school would offer a fortnightly rota to allow for students to have a mixture of face-to-face teaching and remote learning.

Students attending school will receive their lessons in the normal format, following their school timetabled lessons.

For those students working remotely, curriculum delivery will move entirely to MS Teams and comprise:

  • 30 mins of live teaching for each timetabled lesson
  • 45 mins of independent tasks for students to complete
  • 4 lessons per day (as per student timetables)

All students will have full access to their timetabled lessons whether they are learning in school or at home.

Full Closure

The school is fully closed except to students of critical workers or those identified to be vulnerable or with an EHCP.

Curriculum delivery will move entirely to MS Teams and comprise:

  • 30 mins of live teaching for each timetabled lesson
  • 45 mins of independent tasks for students to complete
  • 4 lessons per day (as per student timetables)

This provision will be available to all of our students, including critical worker students who are in school. All students will have full access to their timetabled lessons whether they are learning in school or at home.

The school is committed to providing a remote provision which:

  • Provides meaningful and ambitious work each day across all curriculum subjects
  • Delivers a well-sequenced curriculum to build upon knowledge and skills incrementally
  • Offers frequent and clear explanations of new learning, delivered through a range of live and resource-based materials
  • Offers a full breadth and depth of curriculum, as experienced within normal school opening
  • Provides clear instruction for students to access a range of interactive platforms
  • Ensures that students can take responsibility for their learning
  • Does not require additional adult input at home

Students Self Isolating

Students may be required to self-isolate at any stage of school opening. We ask that students follow the national guidance available at the time, and notify the school’s attendance team in the normal way.

Students will be provided with access to the same curriculum materials as their peers who are attending school. These will be posted on MS Teams for the student to complete. Students can access this work independently by opening the shared resources within their teaching group, following their normal school timetable. We encourage students to organise their work so they can share it with their teachers on their return to school.

Accessing Remote Education

The school will support students with accessing their remote education. Should students not have a device available to them at home to access MS Teams, the school is able to provide students with a limited number of laptop devices and internet dongles. The school will also offer access to our in-school provision for students if this is required.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s Head of College through the school website Key Contacts.

Teachers will continuously monitor the engagement of students via MS Teams to check for attendance to live lessons, and interaction with lesson assignment tasks, including submission of work. Teachers will identify where students have not attended a live lesson for every lesson and non-engagement will be recorded weekly. Parents and students will be notified via behaviour events on Go4Schools. Where we identify concerns, the school’s pastoral teams will make home contact.

Supporting Students with SEND

The school will support students with SEND in a number of ways, including:

  • Offering places in our in-school provision
  • Increasing availability of TAs in-school and within remote teaching sessions
  • Providing access to teachers and TAs throughout a remote lesson
  • Regular home contact

The school has also published a number of assistive technologies to support students whilst learning remotely. If you wish to discuss support for your child, please contact your child’s Head of College through the school website Key Contacts or our SENCO Mrs Scott SO@king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk

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