Remote Learning January 2021

Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the students at our school.

Our Spring term will begin at home for ALL students, Years 7 to 13, from Tuesday 5 January 2021.

We will be running a programme of remote learning and live lessons during this time, so we hope to minimise the impact on students’ education. Students will be expected to be learning for 5 hours a day, following their timetable. We will be monitoring the engagement of your daughter in their learning during this period and we are ever hopeful of a return to school as soon as possible.

Please read the details of this below carefully to ensure that your child can access this learning. Any problems please email the relevant teacher or pastoral team immediately.

All students will follow the same school day timings and should follow their normal school timetable:

– Period 1: 08:30 – 09:20
– Period 2: 09:20 – 10:10

– Break: 10:10 – 10:30

– Period 3: 10:30 – 11:20
– Period 4: 11:20 – 12:10

– Lunch: 12:10 – 13:05 – reflection time will be flexible

– Period 5: 13:05 – 13:55
– Period 6: 13:55 – 14:45 (except Fridays when school finishes at 13:55)

Live Lessons

These are accessed via Google Meet at the given lesson time.

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.

Google Classroom

Each class has its own Google Classroom where work can be set and assessed on most devices. If your daughter is not sure what to do she can email her teacher.

There are videos on the website for parents to use to support their daughter in accessing the on-line 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 daughter during this time.

Our top tips:
– Try to encourage your daughter to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to her 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 daughter 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.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pastoral Contacts

Years 7 & 8: foundationteam@batleygirls.co.uk
Years 9 & 10: progressionteam@batleygirls.co.uk
Year 11: aspirationteam@batleygirls.co.uk
Years 12 & 13: sixthformteam@batleygirls.co.uk