In the event of the school closing during term time and learning needs to take place online, contingency plans have been put in place to ensure that there is no loss of learning time and that our school curriculum will continue to be delivered.
In the instance of learning being accessed from home, teachers will distribute learning through Google Classroom. Students will be given a timeframe and instructions on how to submit work undertaken by their teacher - work will be submitted through the Google Classroom and teaching staff will give timely feedback. There are some useful guides at the bottom of this page to help you and your child with accessing remote learning. If multiple students are off at one time, there may be an arrangement for live lessons to take place again.
Further specific details will follow as and when required.
Remote learning links are listed below with an explanation of how they can be used to support and enhance learning that will be distributed through
- Google Classroom is a platform that allows teachers to upload lesson resources, share articles and set tasks. Google Classroom areas are subject and class-specific. This is the main facility for students to access Home Learning and Remote Learning resources.
- Google Meet is a platform built into Google Classroom that allows students to take part in live remote lessons with their teachers and peers. Expectations of use are outlined in the below document.
- BBC Bitesize is an online revision, information and examination preparation resource website made by the BBC. There are KS3, GCSE and Post 16 sections available on the website as well as other pertinent information and content (including Careers).
- JSTOR is a resource library which is largely used at KS5 but can be accessed to extend learning across KS4 and KS3 too. The site consists of scholarly content that students can access for further wider reading around their areas of study for all subjects.
- The Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
There will also be subject specific sites that teachers will have informed students about that will be useful for them to use during remote learning.