January 2022 Update

Our Remote Learning Strategy


ALL students need a laptop/PC / tablet or phone that has:

  • Access to the internet
  • Access to Google Chrome
  • Access to Google Classroom with Google Meet (ALL students have been trained on this)

NOTE: if you are using a phone please ensure it is using your Wifi and not your data.

ICT Help and Support

Should you have any technical difficulties please ask students to email their teacher to inform them of this and we will try to get one of our ICT technicians to support you where possible.

Alternatively, please ring the school on 01204 333300 and we will put you through to one of our ICT technicians or email them directly on;


Expectations of Remote Learning from January 2022

If any student has to self-isolate or shield and therefore has to remain at home, they will still be able to access their normal timetabled lessons each day via their Google Classroom classes if they are fit and well enough to do so.

In the current circumstances it will be very difficult for teachers to deliver LIVE sessions to students as we have done previously. This is because teachers will be self isolating because they have tested positive for COVID and will not be well.  In this case students will still be able to access the work for the session via their Google Classroom but the session will not be delivered LIVE.

In addition, the work to be completed in the lesson will also be set as an assignment on their Google Classroom stream as a place for students to submit their work to.

It is expected that students follow their timetable from the day they are accessing remote learning.

  • How will we deliver remote learning?

    Students will be expected to log into their Google classroom at the start time for every session in line with their timetable.

    Teachers will set tasks that they feel will have the biggest impact in helping students learn remotely within the context of their subject.  This may mean pre-recording the session or setting appropriate work on the Google Classroom.

    If sessions are not being delivered LIVE:

    1. Students are to log in to their Google Classroom
    2. The teacher will indicate clearly the tasks/ work that is to be completed in the session
    3. This may be a link to another online programme such as Hegarty maths or the Oak Academy
    4. Students must complete the work that is set to the best of their ability and submit the work. The teacher will make it clear how the work is to be submitted.

    At the end of every two week period staff will complete ‘Hard Work Scores’ as normal (please see the ‘Monitoring Students Attendance and Effort’ section below for further details on this)

    We will reward students every two weeks for their hard work whether they are working face to face in school or working remotely from home.

    In addition, parents and carers can access our Learning Maps and the links we have established to the Oak Academy and other external resources to support your child’s progress through the intended curriculum.

    This will help students and families follow a chronological order of sessions which will either recap essential knowledge that has been recently covered or will allow the students working remotely to continue to follow the curriculum/learning map we have set out.

  • Accessing your child's timetable
  • Monitoring hard work in remote lessons


    Teachers award effort scores based on the quality of engagement in the live lesson and/or work produced and submitted. Using the same criteria we use for the fortnightly Praise Lists, a student will be awarded scores of 1 – 5 based on their attendance and effort in their lessons.

    Please go to our Praise Culture page below which goes into more detail about the Praise List criteria;

    Our Praise Culture – Little Lever School (little-lever.bolton.sch.uk)



  • Our expectations of students whilst working remotely

    We ALWAYS set high expectations of behaviour and behaviour for learning at Little Lever whether in a classroom or working remotely from home.  We do this because, very simply, it helps every person achieve things they never thought they could!

    It helps teachers to teach and students to learn and EVERYONE (students, teachers and parents) takes responsibility for this.

    Given the fact we are working in exceptional circumstances through a national lockdown we expect all our students to help themselves and help others to achieve things they never thought they could in the way they act and behave whilst working remotely in live sessions.

    Students have missed enough face to face teaching this year and it is essential that no learning time is wasted. This is to ensure every student has the best chance of success!

    Whilst working remotely we expect students to continue to follow our expectations of behaviour and conduct as if they were in school. Students should be focussed, put in maximum effort and demonstrate respect and kindness in all that they do whilst in LIVE sessions.


    If students choose to disrupt learning at any point during a LIVE session, including comments made in the ‘Chat bar’, then it is exactly that… it is a choice they have made.

    If a student has made the choice to disrupt the session they will be given a REMOTE C1. This is a warning to remind them that their behaviour has disturbed the learning of others and themselves.  The student now has a chance to change their behaviour in order that they and the rest of the class can learn effectively.

    If a student again makes the choice to disrupt the session they will be given a REMOTE C2.  This is a final reminder that their choices are affecting the learning of others and themselves and if they continue to do this they will be removed from the LIVE session.

    If after two opportunities to change their behaviour the student continues to make the choice to disrupt learning they will then be given a REMOTE C3. At this point they will be removed from the LIVE session.

    An immediate REMOTE C3 may be issued by a member of staff for any behaviours that are a serious disruption to learning. This will be down to the professional judgement of the teacher.

    Due to the unprecedented times in which we are working we will be unable to issue a standard C3 detention.  However, our standards and expectations remain as high as ever and we are determined to ensure every student does not fall behind with their learning.  As a result, if students receive a REMOTE C3 they will be added to the Nightclub catch up programme for one day for each REMOTE C3 they receive.  This means if a student receives 3 REMOTE C3s they will need to complete 3 days in the Nightclub catch up programme when we return to school.  This will ensure they do not fall behind with their learning.

    Parents will be informed via a text message that their child received a REMOTE C3 and was removed from the Live Session.

    We ask that parents and carers fully support our expectations whilst students work from home and we are happy to support parents and carers should they need any assistance with this.

    Should students persistently not meet the expectations of working whilst in a LIVE session we will take more serious measures to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn and be successful during these extra-ordinary times.

Return To School – January 2022


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