Remote Learning Plan

Remote Learning Plan (Grace Academy Coventry)

The Government required the return of all students to schools in September 2020. However, any student who has any of the symptoms associated with coronavirus must stay at home or be sent home if these develop during the school day. Parents are then required to take them for a test. Until the test result comes back the student and their family must stay self-isolating for 10 days. If the test result is negative the student can return to school as soon as they feel well enough. If the result is positive this must be communicated to the school and appropriate action will be taken in discussion with the local public health team. Any other students deemed to be in direct contact with the positive case in the days leading up to the symptoms developing will also need to self-isolate at home for 10 days.

Self-Isolation:

During the period of self-isolation students can expect to be set work that allows them to work at home and keep up to date in all of their subjects. This work will be set via their Google classrooms within 24 hours of their lesson delivery. While students are waiting for work to be uploaded they can access previous work set on Google Classroom or look at our Online Learning Resources tab for further advice (https://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/2020/04/online-learning-resources/).  Where there are any computer or internet access issues then please contact the school reception and request the loaning of a school laptop.

Situation 1:

Where a small number of students are required to isolate then the teachers of their classes will continue to teach the remaining students at school. The work being delivered in school will however be uploaded to the students google classroom within 24 hours. While students are waiting for work to be uploaded they can access previous work set on Google Classroom or look at our Online Learning Resources tab for further advice (https://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/2020/04/online-learning-resources/).  Students at home will need to return the work completed to their subject teacher. Any questions or concerns they should e-mail their subject teacher directly. Where there are any computer or internet access issues then please contact the school reception and request the loaning of a school laptop.

Situation 2:

Where a whole year group is required to isolate the teachers will not be teaching this year group at school and therefore will be available to set work using their subject google classroom. Students should follow their normal timetable in this situation. This will follow the pattern that was developed during lockdown. Where possible Google Meet lessons will take place to enable a more interactive lesson to enhance the learning of the students.  Where there are any computer or internet access issues then please contact the school reception and request the loaning of a school laptop.

School Closure- Lockdown

Teachers will set work using their subject google classroom. Students should follow their normal timetable in this situation. This will follow the pattern that was developed during the first lockdown. Google Meet live lessons will take place for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 to enable a more interactive lesson to enhance the learning of the students. When a live lesson is not possible, a voiceover PowerPoint and resources will be provided for students. For Years 7, 8 and 9 students will predominantly be given PowerPoints with voiceovers introducing new learning. Some lessons may run as live lessons and teachers will inform students when these will run. Work will need returning via the Google Classroom so staff members can monitor work completed and mark where appropriate.

Last updated 23/06/21

The remote curriculum: what is taught to Students at home

Students will be being taught the current curriculum content that they would be studying in school. As per the curriculum maps set out for each subject area.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Key Stage 3 and 4 Students will have 5 hours of work a day. This should work out as one hour of work from each subject as per the student’s timetable.
Key Stage 5 Students will be given 5 hours of teaching per subject per week. With additional homework of up to 5 hours a week.

 

If your child needs further work please visit our website for useful online resources:

https://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/2020/04/online-learning-resources/

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Students should be accessing all their work via the Google Classroom. The below links will provide you with all the information required to use the online learning platform:

https://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/student-guide-to-online-learning/

https://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/2020/03/student-resources/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88idNZxeZbo

A parents guide to Google Classroom is also on our website with the link below:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gc81Ia75LfsO50HWYAI-DrrLgEKsVpwQFuNjNjzcCJk/edit

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education:

  • Parents can contact their child’s Head of Year to request a laptop and these will be allocated based on priority and laptop numbers.
  • If internet access is an issue with have a limited number of dongles that can be allocated. Please contact your child’s Head of Year for more information.
  • Paper copies of work are available to be collected from reception. Please contact main reception to arrange this.
  • Work done on paper can be returned to school via reception

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:

Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • Live teaching (online lessons)
  • Recorded teaching (video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • PowerPoints and activities uploaded onto google classroom
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • Textbooks and reading books students have at home
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects e.g bitesize, GCSE pod and hegarty maths https://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/2020/04/online-learning-resources/

Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 will have live lessons for the majority of their lessons. Years 7, 8 and 9 will have teacher recordings or live lessons for the majority of their lessons. All lessons should then have supporting PowerPoints, voiceovers, documents and activities provided to students via the Google Classroom. Work should then be returned via Google Classroom and this will be marked in line with GAC marking and feedback policy.

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • We would expect students to attend and complete work for all their lessons
  • Please encourage your child to complete the work and return it to their teacher
  • If computer access means attending live lessons is not possible please catch up with these at a later point in the day via recordings

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • Registers are being taken to check student engagement and work completion
  • HOY/class room teachers will contact home with any concerns over engagement

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

Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows:

  • Whole class feedback
  • Individual feedback via Google Classroom/E-mail
  • Marked quizzes e.g. via Google forms
  • The sharing of mark schemes and answers during live lessons and teacher resources

Additional support for students with particular needs

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, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students in the following ways:

  • SEND students can come onto site where necessary to receive provision
  • Our Teaching Assistance will be working with key students and groups to offer additional support

Last updated 21/01/21