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Remote Learning FAQs

How will remote learning work?

It is essential that students are prepared and ready for online lessons. The current timetable will be delivered via Google Meet by their teachers and attendance to every lesson is expected. Students will be expected to be on time and ready to participate. The timings of the school day can be checked here.

We expect students to engage fully in lessons and they should:

  • Keep their cameras on and be muted (unless they are asked to unmute their microphones)
  • Use the group chat to contribute and ask questions
  • Focus on the lesson and not be distracted
  • Complete set work to given deadlines
  • Stick to the timings and routines of the normal school day

If staff members are unwell, work will be posted on the Google Classroom for students to undertake independently.

We recommend that students choose a place to work that is quiet and free from the traffic of others. Research suggests that facing a wall is better than looking out of a window. Students should make sure that IT equipment is fully charged and that they are prepared for a good day's work!
  
We will do our very best to keep things as normal as possible and to make the learning experience a positive one. We will continue with Tutor Periods and assemblies and teachers, Student Support Managers and Directors of Learning will still be there for students if they need any additional help or support.

Conduct during Online Lessons

Our normal high expectations of behaviour are still relevant for online lessons.  Students should be respectful and courteous to others during these live lessons and follow the teachers’ instructions regarding interaction.

Students should have their cameras on during live lessons and should therefore ensure that they are appropriately dressed for lessons and in a suitable working area.

How can I support my child with their remote learning?

Adjusting to remote learning can take students some time, so please discuss our expectations with them and ensure that they are ready for learning each day. Encourage them to reach out to their teachers if they need more support.

The normal timetable will be followed. If you are having issues with or require technology to support their online learning, please contact the relevant Student Support Manager. We will contact you if we have any concerns with student attendance, completion of work or engagement in lessons.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. Through remote learning, teachers will use a variety of feedback techniques, including comments on Google Classroom, whole class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms.

We will continue with our Reporting and Assessment calendar – Interim Review reports will be issued to indicate how students are progressing.

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

We recognise that some pupils, for example those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support.  In these cases, the AEN department will liaise with students and parents/carers to ascertain the level of support required. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Student Support Manager or the AEN department.

What if I have further questions?

Students can ask their teachers in school if they have any further questions. All arrangements are subject to change as we respond to local and national guidance. Any additional questions can be sent to office@highworth.kent.sch.uk

 

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