We recognise that learning from home will not always be straightforward, with multiple family members sharing devices and space and parents needing to work and supervise children simultaneously. We therefore trust that the programme outlined below will help to overcome some of these challenges and allow for patterns to be established within each home, fitting in with work and family schedules.
Work will be set each day, but the Online Teaching and Learning Programme is flexible and we understand that there may be times that pupils cannot be online.
Our Online Teaching and Learning Programme is designed around the school’s existing curriculum. This is the curriculum that your child would be working to when in school. Of course, we need to make adaptations to take account of delivering via the online platform. Our programme blends a mix of online and offline content and experiences, including:
Synchronous online teaching with a group:
This is when a teacher connects online with a small group of pupils. This could be for a specific aspect of academic work, e.g. an English teacher working with 4-5 pupils. It could also be for a wellbeing check in when a member of staff talks with a group to discuss how things are going in this new way of working.
There may be instances when 1:1 input is required for those children who receive SEND or emotional support with Allison and Laura. Parents of these children will be contacted directly.
This is when a teacher pre-prepares teaching input, often by a short video and uploads for pupils to view. This is an effective way of delivering short pieces of teaching content to support learning as it allows children to view it many times and to do this at a time that is convenient to the family timetable.
Asynchronous learning tasks:
This is when a teacher sets tasks and activities for pupils to complete. These usually follow some teaching input. These tasks may reinforce previous learning or apply new learning.
For safeguarding reasons, all live sessions will be recorded and stored on the Teams platform. In light of the transition to online learning, we have updated our Privacy Notices.