COVID-19 Restrictions

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the UK, we seek to provide clarity and transparency to all our young people and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education, if local restrictions require any of our students to remain at home.

The Remote Curriculum: What is taught to students at home?

A students 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. We will provide a workbook to be completed over the first few days. During this time we will review the timetables and then send information home for the following weeks virtual learning.

Will my child be taught the same curriculum as if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school, wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, sport and catering will be more theory-based and art will be dependent on the availability of equipment.

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.

- Students not working towards formal qualifications this year are expected to complete between 2 - 3 hours of remote learning and workbook per day.

- Students working towards formal qualifications this year are expected to complete between 3-4 hours of remote learning and workbook per day.

How will my child access online remote education?

We will be using online platforms for Maths, English and ICT. A combination of Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Classroom will be used for online lessons.

If my child does not have access to internet at home, how will you support them?

We recognise that some young people may not have suitable online access at home. In the event of students having issues connecting to or accessing the internet, Fair Ways School have a clear plan to help, including our in-house IT team, mobile apps, sourcing required equipment or paper-based activities. Additionally, our teachers and tutors will be in touch every day to review work and discuss progress.

What are the expectations for the support that parents and carers should provide at home?

The work we give to our students will be designed to allow independent work with minimal input from parents/carers, however, if support is needed, staff will be either on the phone or via the online platforms.

How will you check my child's work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

We will touch base with our students on a daily basis - not only to check their work or help with any problems but also from a pastoral perspective and to maintain relationships.

How will you assess my child's work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual students. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others.

Our approach to providing feedback on student work is as follows:

- Continue to use lesson feedback documents
- Offer verbal feedback
- Collectively discuss how to move forward

Remote Learning Policy

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Resources

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Remote Learning Provision

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