In the event of remote learning, where students are working from home, the curriculum will be delivered through the use of Google Classroom and using Google Meets.
As part of our whole school induction and ICT curriculum, we ensure all students are familiar with this IT resource and indeed use it regularly as part of their day to day experience in school.
Our whole school approach to remote learning is based on the EEF rapid evidence assessment that tells us that effective online learning is influenced by the same factors which make face to face learning effective.
With this is mind, our whole school key principals are as follows:
The delivery of the curriculum will differ by subject and teacher in any instance of remote learning. Our typical approach will link to the three options below:
When timetabled, students join their lessons via Google Meet and the lesson is conducted live. Materials provided during the lesson are adapted to suit digital platform & shared prior to the lesson.
The teacher gives some input during the timetabled lesson – either video & audio or audio only, at crucial points of learning (minimum of 15 minutes in total). Materials provided during the lesson are adapted to suit digital platform & shared prior to the lesson. The teacher is online to give live written feedback.
The lesson is scheduled and posted in real time to Google Classroom, but is adapted to negate the requirement of face to face interaction – instead more explicit instruction is included, perhaps in the form of a recorded message/video. The teacher is online to give live written feedback.
During remote learning teachers will continue to follow whole school procedures linked to merits and red comments. This ensures that all families can see ‘live’ if their child is working well or there is a concern that needs further attention.
Please use the link below to access our useful guide to remote learning for families.
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