Introduction from the Headteacher
We recognise that working from home can, at times, be extremely challenging for young people and their parents/carers. With this in mind, we have brought together some essential information to help you to get the most out of our distance learning provision. We believe that by working in partnership and by communicating effectively we will enable our students to continue to excel in these uncertain times.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any support or guidance with any aspect of your child’s learning. We are always happy to help.
Wherever possible, we will aim to stick to the planned curriculum and ensure that students return to school ready to move on to the next stage of their education. This is a more straightforward proposition in some subjects than others. For example: there are clearly challenges relating to practical work and as such our departments are currently reviewing their curriculum and resequencing where necessary to try minimise the impact of the school closure.
Expectations of Students and their Families
Despite the challenges created by the school closure our intent is to ensure that teaching enables students to progress in the curriculum. We are aiming to make our teaching as effective as possible, with feedback and assessment remaining a key element of the student experience. Live teaching interactions will take place during normal timetabled lessons and students will be made aware of in advance of when they are going to take place.
Feedback to students
Students can expect feedback on their work at least twice each half term. This will look different to the feedback which students normally receive in their books in school Feedback may take the form of:
- Questioning during live lessons. Students may be asked to answer questions verbally or use the chat type facility in Google Meet
- Comments on work in Google Classroom by the teacher
- Feedback on quizzes taken on SMHW or other platforms e.g. Mathswatch
- Updates on progress using monitoring trackers for each year group