In the event of a school closure, it is important that progress in learning doesn’t just stop. Your mind is like a sponge and you can each learn just what you put your mind to. The information contained in this section of the College website provides useful tips on how to work more independently during this time, so that the disruption caused by a school closure does not have a lasting impact on your learning.
There is no expectation that students who are unwell complete remote learning.
Aims of remote learning:
- To provide rigorous and contemporaneous subject specific resources which will enable students to consolidate their understanding.
- To provide genuinely worthwhile resources and guidance that benefit learning.
- To provide opportunities to revisit prior learning to build confidence and strengthen understanding for when students return to the classroom.
Remote Learning Guidance:
If a student is not able to come into school, it is important that they use their time at home to strengthen and deepen their understanding of the topics they are currently learning.
Whilst absent from school, students are expected to:
- Check their timetable and look at the subjects they have on that day.
- Use topic timelines for each subject to remind themselves of what they have been learning (example from maths below).
- Complete the following steps:
- Visit Oak National Academy or follow the useful links below and find the lesson/resource which covers the topic for each subject. Key Stage 3 (click HERE) and Key Stage 4 (click HERE).
- Work through the relevant lesson or section of the website, making detailed notes (and complete each task within the video if using Oak National Academy).
- Year 7-9 students: visit KS3 Bitesize and find the relevant section. Add to notes and complete the quiz at the end of the topic section. In addition, visit SPARX (click HERE).
- Year 10-11 students: log-in to GCSE Pod and work through at least five pods. In addition, visit EduCake (click HERE) or MathsWatch (click HERE).
Please refer to the Curriculum section of the website, or click here to access our full range of Knowledge Overviews.
We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access from home. In the event that a student cannot access their work remotely, please contact the College.
What you can do to help
We appreciate that this situation may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused on their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.
At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, but it would be really helpful if you could take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learnt.
Our top tips:
- Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable.
- Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active.