Students will very simply follow their ‘in school’ timetable for remote learning during extended lockdown. You can access your child’s timetable via the parent portal by clicking the blue Parent Portal tab at the top of our home page.
Students will now follow our two-week timetable. Instead of normally having 6 lessons a day, students will now have 3 lessons a day and their timetable will run over two weeks. This is to ensure students have exactly the same curriculum time in each subject but by only having 3 lessons a day we can dramatically reduce the amount of movement around the school. Please view the Return to school plan for more details on this (insert link here)
A Year 11 student will study English, maths, science, PE, Option A, Option B, Option C, Boost (extra 3 lessons in English, maths or Science, which will be used for catch up in the Autumn term… this is only for Year 11)
This would be an example of a normal weekly timetable with 6 lessons per day.
This student’s timetable would translate to the following two weekly timetable with three 100 minute lessons per day:
Week 1 sessions would be Lesson 1, 3 and 5 from students’ normal timetable (BLUE)
Week 2 sessions would be lesson 2, 4 and 6 from students’ normal timetable (WHITE)
This avoids students having 200 mins of any one subject on a single day which would be too much and allows us to revert back to the ‘normal’ 6 lesson day timetable quickly when the conditions are right to do this.
There will be a series of tasks to complete in the week for every subject. Students will have until 5pm on Sunday evenings to complete their tasks if they are not in school for 1 full week. This should give students enough time to catch up on Friday and over the weekend should they need to. Whilst this gives students and families flexibility we would also strongly advise students to follow their timetable. Teachers will set appropriate tasks that will take the allocated lesson time on a student’s timetable to complete.
The expectations for remote learning for those year groups that may only attend 3 or 4 days in a week is detailed in the section ‘how will remote learning work through the induction period?’, below.
The current Remote Learning Planner will be set each week and will be available to view on the website. This will explain the tasks students need to complete and will provide a link to Google Classroom with the class code.
All Remote Learning and feedback sessions will be conducted through Google Classroom either directly via messaging or face to face via Google Meet. To ensure security no other platforms will be used to conduct face to face sessions other than Google Meet.
At certain points in the week teachers will deliver ‘live feedback sessions’. They will do this in line with your child’s timetable and will inform your child of when this will be taking place via Google Classroom. They will also inform you when this be taking place via the Remote Learning Planner which you can access in the same way as the previous Remote Learning Strategy. A reminder of how to do this is below.