Blended learning combines learning in school alongside learning at home. We are adopting a 'blended' learning approach to ensure continuity of learning in the event of future local or national lockdowns. The headteacher, Kate Fripp, has the overarching responsibility for the quality and delivery of remote education, including that provision meets expectations for remote education. The overall intention is to teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject, so that pupils can progress through the school’s curriculum.
When teaching pupils remotely, we are currently planning around the following principles:
- meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
- a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject
- clear explanations of new content through high-quality curriculum resources or videos
- methods to gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum
- teachers to 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
- a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers via our online learning platform.
Our remote teaching provision is detailed in the following document:
For small groups or individuals who are self-isolating we will offer content which may well be a combination of remote learning and paper copies sent by email. This will be more challenging for us as teachers will still have their teaching responsibilities for the rest of their class during the school day.
Online safety principles need to be followed - this forms part of our in-school curriculum and is also a parental responsibility. It is important that you help to support your child with remote learning and monitoring their contributions on SeeSaw, our online learning platform. Please refer to our policy:
If you do not have access to IT equipment at home then we may be able to help you by loaning you equipment or providing paper copies of any work set. Please contact the school for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org