We expect students to complete all the work set, to the best of their ability within the deadlines set. Ideally, students will attend all on line live lessons in Teams, but if this is not possible, they should access the lesson using the recorded version and upload all completed tasks.
Parents should ensure that children have a calm, quiet space to work. They should also encourage and support their children wherever possible, and alert the Head of Year / Tutor to any problems as they arise.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Teachers will check attendance and completion of work for each class, every day. In the first instance of failure to return work the student will receiving an email prompting them to return the assignment set, or to offer an explanation why the assignment hasn’t been returned.
If a second assignment isn’t returned, parents will be informed and the HOY will be emailed.
At the end of each week, HOY’s will arrange for parents of students who have consistently failed to return assignments to be contacted.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Teachers will usually set a short assignment at the end of each lesson which will be either self-assessed or teacher assessed. Larger assessments will be set at least twice per half term. These will be more closely marked by the teacher, and feedback will be offered to each student.
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some students may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We will work with families in the following ways:
We provided training and guidance for all students in the autumn term 2020 regarding the use of Teams
We provided printed and electronic step by step guides for families showing the basic log in and use of Teams
We provide a help desk via email and phone
Teachers ask for feedback, and respond to queries each lesson, taking time to demonstrate where possible
Links have been sent for google based instruction guides to Teams
In house videos have been provided for staff and students