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Learning From Home

This guide Click Here sets out all the information students will need to continue their learning if, for any reason, they cannot attend school.

This guide will also equip our parents and carers with the information required to effectively support their children at home.

Continuity of Learning Plan: Remote Provision for Students Unable to Attend School due to COVID

As a school, we aim to ensure that teaching and learning continue as efficiently and effectively as possible in the event of a student or groups of students being unable to attend school due to COVID. Our policy and procedures during this time will help us to ensure high educational standards, in line with our school aims. They underline our commitment to learning as a partnership between students, teachers, and parents/carers.

In line with our approach during lockdown our approach will have certain key features. Work will be:

  • Set and reviewed daily on Firefly, according to the allocation of curriculum time on the school timetable
  • Follow the curriculum sequence of lessons being taught in school. Students will work during the hours of the school day in order to keep a healthy routine 
  • Communicated in an effective way – Tasks on Firefly, accessible to parents and students
  • Appropriate and relevant to student needs 
  • Completed in full by students – submitted by the end of each day (Tasks cannot be updated after 48 hours)
  • Monitored and assessed by teachers with feedback provided as appropriate
  • A schoolwork lead will be available on-line during the timetabled time to respond to queries and support students. Regular classroom teachers will also respond to questions, taking the lead in instances when we move into partial or full lockdown

Each subject will set work in the way most appropriate to their need and may include:

  • The United Learning Student Hub – sign into this using the same username and password as used to log into school email address, or the school computers.  
  • The Oak National Academy – no login required, watch the teaching video and complete the quizzes.  
  • Other regular homework websites – eg Hegarty Maths, Educake, MyGCSEScience   These will require students to use their login details that they use each week for homework. 
  • Office 365 – Microsoft Teams. For many students this is a site they are used to using in class and for homework in some subjects. School username and password are required to access student folders on this site. MS Teams will also be used for live teaching

Ways in which parents and carers can help:

  • Ensure your son/daughter can access all the websites listed below and know their passwords 
  • Check Firefly and discuss what work has been set 
  • Talk with your son/daughter about their work and the importance of completing the work set 
  • Help your son/daughter manage their time – check in from time to time
  • Praise your son/daughter for successful completion of the work 
  • Contact their Pastoral Lead if there are queries about the work or further help is required 
  • For students with additional needs a member of our SEN team, usually the existing Key Link, will provide remote support to enable students to access the work and answer queries.
  • If you have any queries, contact info@shoreham-academy.org

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