We have made some changes made to our Remote Learning Policy in line with the latest Government advice.
At the bottom of this page, you will find two links. The first is for the Remote Learning Policy and the second is an Information for Parents booklet which we hope will answer any questions you may have whilst your child is working from home.
One of the changes in the latest guidance is around the amount of time children are to spend on learning activities each day. For children in Years 7-9 this increased from 4 hours to 5 hours. We are delighted that this additional time has enabled us to deliver lessons beyond the usual timetabled subjects. During this extra hour, the form tutor will guide your child/ren to activities related to PSHE, careers and PiXL Edge; these activities will be provided by our Student Engagement Team – Mrs Close, Ms Goode and Mr Gibson.
Offering these activities will enable your child/ren to learn in a different way, develop independence and lead them towards achieving the PiXL Edge award. Children in Years 10 & 11 already have 5 hours provision each day, but they can access these resources if they want to extend their day / learning further.
We are sure you will agree that this is a positive change as we are able to support students to find their way through this current situation. The activities will help them to develop and build life skills as well as subject knowledge through their curriculum lessons.
We would also like to draw your attention to the way in which lessons are being delivered. You will see from the booklet that a variety of styles and techniques will be used. ‘Live’ lessons will be further enhanced with recordings, independent study, research etc. Having a range of different approaches will sustain engagement and provide all learners with different ways to access learning. Such variety will also reduce screen time so that students are not having to work online for the full day. Again, we see this as a positive change.
Should you have any questions or concerns then you may find it useful to refer to the Channels of Communication table in the parent booklet. Alternatively, please contact Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Fraser, directly if you feel that she can assist you: email@example.com
We hope that you are staying safe and well.