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Our approach to Remote Education

2021-22

 

In light of the changing landscape from the impact of COVID-19, the following plans are in place to ensure we continue to provide quality first teaching through our Teaching and Learning programme.

 

Our remote learning aims:

  • To provide a minimum of 5 hours teaching per day.
  • To deliver the full national curriculum to our students.
  • To have systems in place to check daily for engagement among our student body.
  • To provide access for our students to the required technology needed to access the remote learning.

 

Scenario A:

Where staffing levels are sufficient to continue as pre-pandemic with some students in classes isolating due to COVID-19

  • All students isolating will be invited to live lessons taking place in school.
  • Teaching staff will upload their lesson content to Show My Homework so that students can work remotely from home.
  • The classwork set will be appropriately labelled (Term 3 week 1, date, topic title). This will allow students and parents to identify when the work is set and due.
  • Additional resources may be included to support learning, such as links to Oak National Academy or other relevant online learning material which the teacher has checked and which fit with the sequence of work.

 

Scenario B:

Where Staffing levels due to Covid-19 result in some years groups converting to a mix of on and off-site learning for set days of the week.

In this scenario, some year groups will have some days of the week working from home. Teaching staff will be providing live online lessons via Teams for students to join from home while teaching regular lessons to the students in the year groups remaining on site. 

The aim will always be to keep examination year groups, children of key workers and vulnerable students on-site.

  • Class teachers will deliver “live” remote learning to their classes working remotely at home through Teams at the timetabled time. These lessons will cover the content of the curriculum which would have been taught if the year group were in school.
  • The classwork set will be clearly labelled (Term 3 week 1, date, topic title) to allow students and parents to identify when the work is set and due.
  • Oak National Academy and other appropriate learning platforms can support students in their independent work.
  • Class teachers will continue to plan and deliver learning to examination groups on-site as far as possible.
  • All work completed during remote learning will be set, monitored and assessed through Show My Homework.

 

Scenario C: Government directive that all students work remotely from home.

In the increasingly unlikely event that the school needs to close to all students except the children of key-workers and vulnerable students, we will ensure the following:

  • Class teachers will deliver “live” remote learning to their classes working remotely at home through Teams at the timetabled time. These lessons will cover the content of the curriculum which would have been taught if the year group were in school.
  • The classwork set will be clearly labelled (Term 3 week 1, date, topic title) to allow students and parents to identify when the work is set and due.
  • Oak National Academy and other appropriate learning platforms can support students in their independent work.
  • All work completed during remote learning will be set, monitored and assessed through Show My Homework.

 

Full instructions for parents and students on how to access Teams for online learning are available here:

 

Spires Academy - Covid Information