We recognise that learning from home will not always be straightforward, with multiple family members sharing devices and parents needing to work and supervise children simultaneously.
As a result, the learning to be shared with pupils in the Summer Term via their platforms will combine live input, pre-recorded video clips, internet links, documents, PowerPoints, direct tasks and timetabled sessions.
Tasks will be set to be completed in a variety of mediums and are designed around the school curriculum that your child would typically be working through when learning on the school site. In doing so, our sessions will blend both synchronous (online) and asynchronous (offline) content and experiences, including:
Synchronous Teaching with the Whole Class
In these instances, the teacher will connect online with a class group, either for form time or for a specific class. A teacher may arrange to do so for part of a lesson in order to mitigate against too much screen time for the children.
Synchronous Teaching with a Small Group
At certain points, and in response to pupils’ learning, specific needs and progress, a teacher will connect online with a smaller group of pupils (e.g. 4-5 students). This may be arranged to address a specific aspect of academic work, or as a ‘wellbeing check-in’ during which a member of our pastoral team may converse with a small group of pupils in response to their pastoral needs.
Synchronous One-to-One Teaching
On some occasions, one-to-one input may be required. This could be, for example, for the delivery of our peripatetic instrumental tuition for individual pupils.
At other times, a teacher will set tasks and activities for pupils to complete independently or with parental support following some initial teacher input. This may take place to consolidate prior learning or to apply new learning.
We fully understand that there may sometimes be instances in which your child cannot participate in online sessions and, should this be the case, please email the relevant class teacher who will get in touch with you and your child.