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.
Now we have fully returned to school face-face teaching will be the norm, at school and in classrooms. Where students are absent but able to learn; blended learning is an option for families. Where students are unwell we would advise them to rest and get better. We encourage parents to contact school to discuss options for their child, if they are well enough, and we can support with devices if needed. You will be contacted by school on a first day absence and school will also discuss options with you.
If students are at home, parents should refer to the remote learning guide for further information. To view please click on the PDF below.
All students will follow the same school day timings and should follow their normal school timetable:
Period 1: 08:30 – 09:20 (Monday-Friday)
Period 2: 09:20 – 10:10 (Monday-Friday)
Break: 10:10 – 10:30
Period 3: 10:30 – 11:20 (Monday-Friday)
Period 4: 11:20 – 12:10 (Monday-Friday)
Lunch and reflection time: 12:10 -13:05
Period 5: 13:05 – 13:55 (Monday-Friday)
Period 6: 13:55 – 14:45 (Monday-Thursday)
Please read the details below carefully to ensure that your child can access this learning. Any problems please email the relevant teacher or pastoral team immediately (contact details below).
These are accessed via Google Meet at the given lesson time when requested.
If a live lesson is not running students will be set work via staff, who will email students to confirm the work set and any arrangements for submitting completed work. Most of the work is set on Google classroom.
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 she can email her teacher.
There are videos on the website for parents to use to support their children in accessing online learning. These have already been shared with your child too.
What we expect from your child
It is important that your child engages with home learning and they stick to their timetable. 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 during this time.
Our top tips:
- Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable
- Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life
- Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active
- Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. You can contact your class teacher or pastoral manager and they will help or pass you on to a person who can.
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 remote learning and they will be reminded of this. If in any doubt contact your child’s pastoral team. (links below).
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. Students can access their lessons remotely via Google Meets to be involved in blended learning with their peers and class teachers. 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 emails, verbal or written comments on work that has been digitally submitted, or via Google Meets or phone calls.
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 Meets/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 ask your progress leader or pastoral contacts below.
Thank you for your continued support.
Jan Benson, Claire Spiller, Katie Wood - Pastoral Leaders
Laura Sawyer - Achievement Lead & Transition Link:
Naadirah Ravat - Pastoral Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Dunkley - Achievement Lead: email@example.com
Senior Pastoral Leader (Y6-8) - Claire Spiller: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Hunt - Pastoral Leader: email@example.com
Patrick Vis - Achievement Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ridda Khalid - Pastoral Leader: email@example.com
Sophie Heslop - Achievement Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Firth - Pastoral Leader: email@example.com
Hetty Sunderland - Head of Year 11: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Pastoral Leader (Y9-11) - Debbie Sykes: email@example.com
BG6 (sixth form): firstname.lastname@example.org