Remote working is not ideal. We all want to be in school and we want to be together.  We anticipate remote working if:

  • a wider government strategy closes schools
  • staff shortages make it unsafe to open
  • Students are self isolating as a group due to an outbreak of cases in a bubble
  • Students are self isolating as individuals due to being in close contact with a confirmed case/have a confirmed case

Our aims of remote working:

  • To ensure equal and ongoing access to all of the curriculum areas
  • To ensure students remain connected to school
  • To ensure students are set appropriate work to maintain steady progress
  • To care for and support families whilst at home

Closure for groups

If groups of students isolate or we close to whole groups

  • We will set work twice a week via the DPR for all subjects; resources and hand in will be via google classroom
  • Most work will include: written instruction, resources and loom instructions from the teacher
  • We will fully utilise existing support platforms such as Tassmoi, Maths Watch and MyOn reading support
  • We will mark work twice a week via the DPR
  • We will set times for online tutor time where students can speak face to face with a staff member at least once a week
  • We will contact all vulnerable students weekly to offer support
  • We will offer IT support where we can
  • In some cases where printed work would be more appropriate we will post this home such as for SEND students or subjects such as Art.

We will review in all cases our ability to offer online live teaching however this disadvantages our students with less access to high speed internet and online devices and in some more widespread school closures this can be difficult for staff to juggle their own children at home and that of a live timetable.


Isolating due to confirmed case or close contact

If students are isolating they will be asked to stay home. This is either because they or someone in the house has had COVID symptoms or they have been highlighted as a close contact. Anyone with Symptoms should be tested. For a quick guide on what to do please see HERE.

If your child is sick, as with if they are home sick from school.


What to do in isolation

 

Years 7,8 or 9

If you are in year 7, 8 or 9 you should complete work from this grid and email to your teacher when completed.  Each piece is designed to last at least 14 days so do not worry if you don’t completely finish it!

Task grid for self isolation – Autumn Term 2020
View and download (pdf)

Using this guidance:

How to study at home absence advice
View and download (pdf)

 

Years 10 and 11

  • We will set work twice a week via the DPR for all subjects; resources and hand in will be via google classroom
  • Most work will include: written instruction, resources from the teacher
  • We will fully utilise existing support platforms such as Tassmoi, Maths Watch and MyOn reading support
  • You tutor will aim to contact you at least once during your time at home
  • We will offer IT support where we can
  • In some cases where printed work would be more appropriate we will post this home such as for SEND students or subjects such as Art.

How you can prepare for the possibility of remote learning

You child will receive a task on the DPR from their teachers. This is designed to be work to take them through ALL of isolation. Please hand it in via the means outlined by the teacher; google classroom, quizes, email etc.  The teacher will make this clear on the instructions