Our Distance Learning Policy aims to provide clear guidance to all of our community on our approach to digital and distance learning from September 2020 onwards. It outlines our general practice and adapted procedures for various scenarios, including students in self-isolation and a partial or full closure of the school during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have planned for distance learning to take place to allow students to continue their educational experience during a period of closure/partial closure. Students should look to complete the work set by each subject teacher. Work is set through Google Classroom and the students should complete the work to the best of their ability.
For the students in years 10 and 11 the work set enables students to make progress with their studies and GCSE and BTEC courses. Work is set through Google Classroom and student must complete the work to the best of their ability.
All students are asked to follow their normal school timetable at all times.
Students are able to communicate with staff directly through the google classrooms as well making notes of concepts they do not understand so that when they return to school, teachers can clarify the work.
Communicating with staff
We would encourage students to communicate with staff through the google classrooms. Alternatively you will find email addresses of all staff members on the tab entitled 'Staff emails' below.
Subject specific questions should be directed to your subject teacher who will respond and support accordingly.
We introduced from the week of the 1st February 2021 on Wednesday a wider curriculum drive and weencourage all (students and staff) to step away from their screens after period 4 ends every Wednesday. Students will not have their period 5 lesson and in this time we will be asking them to look to take part in an aspect as part of ourWider Curriculum offer. We feel that this is important to allow the students and our staff a break from the screen and engage in another activities for their wellbeing.
We strongly believe greatly in educating the whole child and below you will find a range of aspects which we encourage students to partake in. We have on offer a range of aspects within our Extra curricular offer as shown below
-Sanders Cinema -Music club -Drama club -Story telling -Literacy club -Science club -French film opportunities -Humanities reading and film opportunities