We have been proud of our staff and pupils adaptability and determination during the period of virtual learning over lockdown.
Should we be in a position where a further lockdown takes place, the structure will be as follows. Pupils will follow a timetable of 25 live online lessons per week mirroring their usual timetable in school. There will be supplementary independent work to complete, school assemblies and check in calls to ensure everything is going ok. Following on from feedback in our survey on remote provision this March, we will also include more opportunities for tutor time and social interactions online between peers.
|08:00||Organise yourself for the day|
|08:30||Assembly / Tutor time / Tutor call / Independent work|
|09:00||Complete independent tasks|
|09:50||Virtual lesson 1|
|10:40||Virtual lesson 2|
|11:45||Virtual lesson 3|
|12:35||Virtual lesson 4|
|14:15||Virtual lesson 5|
|15:05||Complete independent tasks|
How do pupils access my online learning when live lessons are running?
- All of our online learning takes place on Microsoft Teams
- Our video tutorial on how to access Teams and your email is on YouTube and can be viewed here
- Teams can be accessed through our Homepage by going to Remote Learning and then Pupil SharePoint
- If pupils forget their username/password then they must get in touch with school as soon as possible
Where should I do my work?
- You should find a place where you can do focused work without distractions e.g. phones, TVs, games consoles nearby
- It’s a great idea to get someone to take these distractions away from you so that you can do your work
- Set up your work area ensuring you have your planner, pencil case and subject exercise book or spare paper for writing during lessons
- You should bring a water bottle and stay hydrated during lessons
What if I get stuck or don’t understand?
- If you don’t understand your work, then please get in touch with your subject teacher. You can do this through Teams by commenting in the class group chat or by emailing your teacher
What if I finish all my work?
- If you finish your work, you should quiz yourself so that learning sticks in your long-term memory.
- You can make copy/cover/check resources to help quiz yourself or take on additional reading that was in your subject booklets or that you have been directed to by your class teacher
Looking after yourself while completing remote learning
How do I stay safe when working from home?
- Its important to follow the government guidance including isolating if you or a member of your household shows symtoms of coronavirus
- We will ensure you are provided with a remote learning programme so that you continue to progress across the breadth of subjects
- Remember to stay safe online by only communicating with people who you know and trust
How can I be healthy while working at home?
- It is important to take regular breaks while working and set a timetable for your day. A great way to do this is to set a timer for 20min of work with no distractions and then take a 10min break. Or you could work in the morning and then take the afternoon off.
- It is important to consider your mental and physical health when you are off. Remember to be doing regular exercise (your PE booklet will help with this) and if you are worried about your mental health there are great resources online (youngminds.org.uk) but the best thing to do is to speak with a friend, family member or your form tutor about how you are feeling.