Remote Learning

Objectives

To clarify our expectations and what we see as best practice in remote learning in order to ensure that all our pupils make the necessary learning gains in every remote lesson. 

Expected outcomes

Remote learning continues to promote subject scholarship, provides continuity of education and pupils continue to learn according to the planned curriculum in each subject area.

Pupils follow their normal timetable (5 hrs per day); the teacher delivers a live lesson (20mins) and then pupils are directed to work independently whilst the teacher remains on line to monitor and support, as appropriate.

  • We continue to teach as much of the normal planned curriculum as possible. In practical subjects, we use video demonstrations where possible/appropriate
  • In the event that a live lesson cannot be delivered, the teacher will set work (which might include a pre-recorded lesson) on google classroom and notify the pupils
  • Pupils are expected to have their cameras and mics off; communication with the teacher/peers is mainly via the chat function but the teacher can also invite a pupil to unmute in order to offer their response to a question
  • In some KS5 lessons, and where deemed necessary as per curriculum needs, pupils may be permitted to turn on their cameras
  • A register is taken in every live lesson; we have weekly checks of pupil engagement and contact parents if there are any concerns
  • We expect pupils to put learning first, by fully engaging with the work and behaving appropriately at all times. Behaviour that falls short of our expectations will be dealt with by the Leadership Team as appropriate.

Retrieval practice  

Direct instruction 

Questioning 

Modelling 

Structured Inquiry

Feedback, review, edit and redraft 

Key pedagogical expectations

  • Begin with a recap of prior learning (retrieval practice)
  • Introduce new content with clear explanations (live or via video)
  • Live modelling 
  • Deliberate practice opportunities
  • Differentiation for SEND pupils as appropriate

Adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding.

  • Digitally facilitated or whole-class feedback as appropriate and with the same frequency as prior to remote learning
  • Regular quizzing / retrieval practice of Knowledge Organisers.
  • Whole class feedback either via pre-recorded videos or sheets attached to google classroom or comments via the google streams or challenge pathways.
  • Use of challenge pathways continues where possible. These will be adapted per subject area. 
  • Individual feedback MUST be given on some tasks set in google classroom to ensure that ALL pupils receive teacher feedback in the module. 
  • SENECA / EverLearner / maths watch / MyOn or similar with instant results.
  • Consider flipped learning as an alternative and where appropriate

Safeguarding Protocol for Live Teaching via Remote Learning 

  • Google Suite will be the only system to be used by staff and students 
  • Pupils and staff will not share private or personal information 
  • Pupils and staff will always maintain a very high level of professionalism and treat any online lesson in the same way as they would treat a normal classroom lesson 
  • Cameras must be turned off for the pupils, unless expressly advised in some KS4/5 lessons (in those cases, the background must be a plain wall)
  • Staff can have their cameras on; the background should be a plain wall (or one from the Google Meet library)   
  • Pupils must not take screenshots or video recordings of their live/virtual lessons. This is strictly prohibited 
  • Teachers need to check that any other tabs they have open in their browser would be appropriate for a pupil to see, if they are sharing their screen 
  • Staff will record attendance of any sessions
  • Staff should not have any 1:1 virtual teaching sessions, unless accompanied by another member of staff
  • Staff will consider the needs of vulnerable pupils and SEND pupils.