Remote Learning Guidance
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education for Autumn Term 2021
If pupils are absent due to COVID and are well enough to do school work, please read the following information:
We will always aim to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school. The teacher will determine the best way to deliver the curriculum. For most lessons this will be done on Microsoft Teams but it may also be set on the VLE.
Joining lessons on Microsoft Teams
Pupils do not need to log into a "Teams Meeting" for morning or afternoon registration, only their timetabled lessons. There will be up to 5 live online lessons a day. Pupils should follow their normal timetable.
If the whole year group or class has been asked to work from home then lessons will be on Teams with all the pupils joining in the same way.
If only parts of a year group or class are working from home then pupils will be using Teams to join a lesson taking place in school.
It may take the teacher a few minutes to start the meeting at the beginning of the lesson. Pupils should be patient and allow their teacher time to get the pupils in school started.
Pupils must remember that the chat in the lesson has their name next to it. They should use this function to communicate with their teacher. Pupils should keep their microphone on mute unless asked to switch it on by the teacher.
The same good manners and high standards of behaviour are expected during remote lessons as when pupils are in school.
Teachers will check that pupils are engaging in the lessons and will email parents with any concerns they have. Pupils will be asked to submit tasks via the VLE, Forms, email and other online platforms. If pupils are unable to submit a piece of work, they should let their teacher know via email and they will find an alternative.
Pupils will receive feedback in lots of ways just as they would at school. This may be verbal comments during lessons, written comments in the chat during a lesson, feedback from a quiz or task via the VLE, Forms or another online platform.
While we will try to allow pupils to join as many lessons as possible there may be times when a Teams meeting is not possible. When this is the case, appropriate work will be set via the VLE. This may be because the teacher is ill or a practical lesson such as Drama or Dance is taking place.
PE Lessons - PE lessons will be set via the VLE. Pupils will have a range of physical activities to choose from.
Support for pupils with particular needs
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils 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 pupils. The individual learning department and pastoral team will work with families to develop an effective method of working. If you have any concerns related to this please contact the school.
Please click here for information on how to activate a Parents account.
Please click here for information on using the Firefly app using an android device.
Please click here for information on using the Firefly app using an apple device.