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Remote education provision at Hampton College Secondary Phase: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home?
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of the pupils being sent home?
At Hampton College, we are set up to be able to provide remote education from the day after we are aware of a Covid-related absence. If your child is sent home from school during the school day, we recommend Oak Academy resources as providing good quality resources until we are able to upload work for your child.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as would be delivered in school. We believe it is important that students do not miss out on what they would have learned in school, and all our provision is geared towards replicating, as closely as possible, the in-school curriculum. This means that all KS3 subjects, including Physical Education, Personal Development and the arts will continue to be taught.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Primary school-aged pupils
Please see the Primary Phase provision document.
Secondary school-aged pupils not working towards formal qualifications this year
Students in non-examination years will follow their normal timetable each day, meaning they will be taught or have work set for 5 lessons, each of approximately 1 hour’s duration.
Secondary school-aged pupils working towards formal qualifications this year
Students in examination years will also follow their normal timetable each day, meaning they will be taught or have work set for 5 lessons, each of approximately 1 hour’s duration. Further learning tasks may be set to help ensure students are well prepared for their examinations.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We use Microsoft Teams as our remote learning platform and all lessons will be taught and all work set via this platform, which is available for free to students and their families via www.office.com Students have log in details via their @hatstudents.org.uk accounts. Any issues with this should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
- We have a bank of laptops available for students to borrow during periods of remote education. Requests for these should be made to email@example.com or by calling the main office on 01733 246820 and asking for Alex Macfarlane.
- We also have some SIM cards that allow data access, for families who do not have high quality internet access. Again requests for these should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the main office on 01733 246820 and asking for Alex Macfarlane.
- We believe that accessing the live teaching and high quality resources on Microsoft Teams is by far the best way for your child to learn remotely. In extreme circumstances, paper copies can be requested via email@example.com or by calling the main office on 01733 246820 and asking for Rebecca Armour.
- If students are unable to upload work they have done at home, this work should either be photographed and emailed in to firstname.lastname@example.org or collated weekly and sent into school via post.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- Live teaching (online lessons). This will make up the bulk of learning for Key Stage 4 and 5 and will happen at least weekly for each class in Key Stage 3.
- Recorded teaching (predominately video/audio recordings made by teachers, but sometimes lessons from Oak Academy/BBC or other sources)
- Powerpoints and worksheets uploaded to Microsoft Teams
- Assignments set by teachers for completion and returning by students
- Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- Long-term project work and/or internet research activities
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
- We expect students to access and engage with the lessons and resources provided to them. Work set as an assignment should be uploaded by the due date, with any problems being communicated to the teacher via Teams or email in advance of any deadline.
- We expect parents to support their children with their remote learning by ensuring they are able to follow their timetable as closely as possible. We recognise the inherent difficulty of supporting your child(ren) as well as working from home and ask that you help your child to engage as much as is realistically possible in your family circumstances.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Registers are kept of attendance at live lessons and work submitted is regularly checked by teachers. Students who are not engaging will be contacted by the school on a weekly basis to ensure engagement can occur.
- Where engagement is a concern, a phone call will be made to open a dialogue with the family, with the hope of ensuring that remote education can begin to work more effectively.
How will you asses my child's work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
Teachers will use a mixture of the following approaches:
- Individual written or audio comments
- Verbal feedback during a live lesson
- Whole class feedback focused on common learning needs
- Bromcom points
- Graded assessments
Students can expect to see / hear feedback on a weekly basis for many subjects, although subjects that teach fewer lessons per week will feedback less frequently.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
- If a student with a Named TA is isolating, the TA will liaise with teachers and we will create an appropriate personalised timetable of support depending on the student’s needs. This is likely to involve either attending lessons virtually with the student to overteach, or liaising with the teacher to receive appropriate work to teach the student independently from the rest of the class (recorded for safeguarding purposes).
- If a SEND Support student is isolating, the SENDCo will direct TAs as appropriate to support according to their needs and the availability of TA support.
- If a student with an EHCP is isolating but is not a Named Student, the SENDCo will create a personalised timetable of support and deploy members of the TA team as appropriate. 1:1 Provisions will continue via Teams where possible/appropriate, as directed by the SENDCo, and will be recorded for safeguarding purposes.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school. Work will be set for these students, but live lessons will not be possible.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Where individuals are isolating but others in the class are in school, work will be set via Microsoft Teams, but live lessons will not be possible.
Students should access and upload the work they complete and feedback will be given in line with arrangements detailed above.
Please CLICK HERE for an instructional video on how to upload work via Assignments in Teams.
Additional resources are available via Microsoft Teams. A guide to help students login to the MS Teams platform can be found HERE. Your child's login for Teams is the same as their network login. If they cannot remember their network login, please EMAIL.
Further information on our remote learning support and arragements can be found HERE.
Additional Learning Guides
If you need to re-set your Bromcom details please click HERE and provide your child's name and either the student or the parent's email address. A member of the Data team will contact you via email to re-set your details.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Protecting your mental health at this time: some sound advice
If you are a parent of a student with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities), or are concerned about the emotional well-being and mental health of your child, please click HERE to access the information pack about local services and support currently being offered. Ten minute phone call appointments are currently available from local services for many aspects of SEND.
Additional Reading Resources
Links to reading resources can be found HERE.
Additional Learning Resources
Further information on learning resources and ideas can be found HERE.
Cultural Experience resources can be found HERE.
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