Our ambition is to provide a remote offer that closely resembles normal in-class lessons as well as provide wider enrichment and wellbeing activities. We offer the following remote curriculum offer as a minimum:
- Our remote learning curriculum matches, as much as possible, our normal curriculum. We offer a minimum of 5 hours per day and will include directed activities such as enrichment, physical activity and independent learning.
- All students will follow their normal school timetable:
- All lessons will be on Google Classroom
- A student guide to using Google can be found here
- The structure of the day is:
- Curriculum content will be accessible to all students including those with SEND. Lessons are differentiated and support is available via teaching assistants when necessary. The provision noted on Section F of any EHCP is delivered as much and as effectively as possible via virtual means. If students with SEND have any issues accessing lesson content, or if you have concerns about the provision being provided, please contact Mrs Norton-Lawrence, SENDCo, directly.
- The majority of lessons will involve a live element. This does not necessarily mean a live lesson on Google Hangout or similar and may be a pre-recorded video from an external source, but will aim to have an element of modelling or explanation to start the learning. Please see the student guide to ensure they are safe during live lessons.
- Students will receive feedback at regular points via Google Classroom. This may be verbal, written or as part of whole class feedback. We recognise this is a key feature in supporting students.
- There is frequent directed activities around physical activity, enrichment and mental wellbeing as part of our curriculum offer. Some of this will be done through whole year group sessions delivered by the Head of Year.
- Reading is key for all students and will be set at least 3 times per week. This will include students listening to someone reading to them whilst following the text on a screen. Library lessons will still run for Key Stage 3 classes. This will include students accessing Accelerated Reader to quiz, track and record reading.
- There will be short, frequent assessments to enable students to show their understanding of what has been taught, and to inform teachers’ next steps in their planning.
- Student attendance is recorded by teachers in every lesson. Absences will be followed up.
- Any students identified as not engaging will trigger a rapid response including contact home to explore why this is the case and to provide solutions to engage. Where a student refuses to engage in any remote learning we reserve the right to direct them to attend in school face to face provision.
- We recommend that students use a Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer to do this. Students will need to log onto Google Classroom using their school email address. People logging in using alternative email addresses will not be allowed into the lessons.
- If you have limited or no access to a device or internet access, please contact us by completing the form https://forms.gle/eAtnJDscYFgVy2G47. We have some Chromebooks which we are lending out for the duration of the lockdown.
- If a student is being disruptive, not following the rules of a live lesson and impacting the learning of others, we reserve the right to remove them from the lesson.
- Assessments will take place through Google Classroom, and other online platforms. When students are set assessments they should treat them as they would in school where possible. Assessments are used by teachers to regularly check the understanding of pupils and adjust the curriculum as needed. When assessments may be used to inform term reports, this will be made clear to students.
- Students must only join a Google Meet through the link in their own Google Classroom. Students must:
- Log in using their school email address. Entry to lessons will not be allowed to anyone from outside of school.
- Dress appropriately.
- Have a quiet space to work, if possible.
- Only the student should be seen on the screen, other family members should not be visible.
- Use a plain background where possible.
- Follow the school rules on behaviour.In addition:
- If parents/carers have any questions during online lessons, these must wait and be emailed to the teacher.
- If you don’t feel comfortable joining with video, you can join with just audio.
- Start with your microphone and video off. Only put these on when requested by your teacher.
- If you have any questions, put them in the chat for your teacher to respond to.
A student guide to using Google Classroom
A video guide on how to submit assignments on Google Classroom
The TKAT Remote Learning Policy
Covid-19 Information Pages