Our blended learning plan has been made with our students and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the students at our school.
Blended Learning is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching. At the end of August 2020 the Government announced, “every school must have a Blended Learning plan in place”. This was mainly due to Covid19 but remains in place to support students who can access remote learning when they are away from the classroom, for any reason, so they do not fall behind. If your child is unwell we would advise them to rest and get better.
We encourage families to contact school and to discuss the best options for their child. We can support with devices if needed. You will be contacted by school on a first day absence so please discuss with school your options, particularly should the absence be lengthy and your child is able to access work.
Please read the advice below carefully and contact school should you have any issues.
Each class has its own Google Classroom where work can be set and assessed on most devices. If your child is not sure what to do they should speak to their teacher.
There are videos on the website for parents to use to support their children in accessing online learning.
What we expect from your child
It is important that your child engages with learning, if they are able to. If they aren’t engaging with the learning, we’ll provide additional support through monitoring engagement, phone calls home and intervention.
What you can do to help
We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child and please contact us if you have any issues.
1. What parents can do if their child is well enough to work from home?
If your child does not have access to the appropriate ICT equipment to continue with education remotely, they will be provided with a laptop from school. Information is already available on the school website that offers guidance to parents about blended learning and they will be reminded of this. If in any doubt contact your child’s behaviour for learning team.
2. How long will the work you set take students to complete?
The work will be set for students via Google Classroom and each piece will take the duration of a 50-minute lesson. Work will be provided for the duration of the student's time away from school. This should be approximately 5 hours a day.
3. How we will provide feedback:
Feedback will be provided in different ways in different subjects. It may take the form of Google Classroom comments, verbal or written comments on work that has been digitally submitted, or phone calls home.
4. Additional support for SEND and self-isolating students:
If your child is ill, they will not be expected to attend lessons or complete work unless they are feeling well enough to do so. If your child is well but isolating, support is available via pastoral communication. Email communication is also likely to occur. This may vary within individual cases depending on student needs. For SEND students, they have at least weekly calls with a member of the SEND team who can assist with their work and provide guidance. SEND students have been allocated a 'key worker' from the SEND team who they are in regular contact with for consistency and these staff are also in contact with parents of the SEND students on a regular basis too.
Any questions, please see our contact us page to get in touch.
Thank you for your continued support.