Remote Learning is an area of growth for our school and must be instigated in the rare event that the school site cannot be accessed by pupils. In the normal rhythm of school life, a period of remote learning will only be for a few days, and almost certainly for under a week. The coronavirus pandemic has posed a new challenge, not least of which is an extended period of Remote Learning.
For very clear reasons Remote Learning cannot be seen as ‘school as usual’, however the overarching priorities of school are still very much part of the online provision of education. These priorities are seen to provide excellence in teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and opportunities for pupils’ personal development, in the context of a distinctive Christian ethos. Therefore, along with the focus of pupil progress in the curriculum, well-being and care for individuals underpins the planning how we design the school days and select activities.
Since this is not school as we know it, and by the very nature of not being on the same site for lessons and learning activities it is useful to have guidelines and expectations that we all understand. In setting these out it is important to recognise that the circumstances compelling the need for remote learning will be felt by all members in our community in different ways and at different times. There will be times when members of our community are ill, many will be concerned for the health and safety of loved ones. Families of pupils and staff alike may be facing concerns about their finances. Added to this are the stresses and strains of family life under lockdown. We will all be feeling this, at the same time as trying to maintain good routines and structures.
The following sections will outline guidelines and expectations for how we will all work together. These are ideals, and while individual pupils and members of staff may have to drop in and out, this is how remote learning will operate.
If you have any feedback, comments or questions about the remote teaching and learning provision, please complete and submit the Feedback Form on the left. Your comments will be forwarded to the relevant member of staff who will get in touch with you directly, if a response is required.