Remote Learning update week 712/02/21
We wanted to start this email by thanking all parents and carers for your kindness and support throughout what has been a challenging half term for everyone. We fully appreciate the difficulties that have been faced by parents trying to support home learning, whilst working themselves; we think you have done a marvellous job.
Throughout this half term, we have been impressed by the resilience and determination the children have shown. It has been wonderful to see how many of our students have regularly engaged in remote learning. Rest assured that we will continue to persevere with the very small minority of students who are not engaging regularly with home learning to ensure no child is left behind.
Although we are desperate to welcome our students back and resume our curriculum face to face, we now know that remote learning will continue for all students until at least 8th March. We will communicate with you any changes regarding potential reopening of school for some year groups, based on the announcement from the Government on 22nd February.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this or any other matters regarding your child’s remote learning experience.
We wish you and your families a restful and safe half term break.
Please see below a couple of updates for Half term 4.
Remote Learning Week 7 Updates
- Parental Survey on Remote learning
To help us make sure we are providing the right support for you and your child, we would like to know your thoughts on our approach to home learning. This will help us to find out what we are doing well and where we could do better. We have sent you a separate email with the link to the online parental survey. Your replies will be treated in the strictest confidence as this survey is anonymous.
- Year 7 to 10 Assessments
As mentioned last week, we will be running a two-week assessment period from Monday 1st March to Friday 12th March for students in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10.
The purpose of these assessments is to gauge students’ level of knowledge and understanding of the topic taught remotely. Teachers will prioritise the marking of this test, using this feedback to plan our future provision more effectively.
Across this fortnight, students will be set a 30 to 45 minute task in each subject, to be completed and submitted during their live lesson.
Some parents have contacted us this week to ask if we could provide you with a timetable of when the assessments will take place so that parents/carers can support their children with organisation and revision. Please find the timetable attached.
With regard to revision techniques, may I remind you that students can access our videos and Knowledge Organisers on the school website under the section Home Learning.
- Wellness Sessions
During Half Term 4 by offering three more opportunities for our students to enjoy some no-screen activities. Please see the dates below:
- Feel Good Friday - Period 5 on 26th February
- Thoughtful Friday – Period 5 on 12th March
- Feel Good Friday – Period 5 on 26th March