Remote Learning

When will my child need to learn from home? 

  1. If your child has to self-isolate because of Covid-19.

  2. If the school is advised to close or partially close or your child has to self isolate.

  3. If there is a need to ‘catch up’ on lost time with our teachers due to being away from school.

  4. If your child has been asked by us to stay at home as a result of the outcomes from a coronavirus test or exclusion.

  5. If the year group or pupils that your child is in contact with is sent home due to a positive coronavirus test.

Information and guidance

 

What is my child expected to do?

We’re determined to keep all of our pupils on-track this year and make sure no one falls behind if they need to learn from home because of Covid-19. We want to make sure your child can learn as much as possible at home. We’ll use various strategies to provide additional support.

  • We will provide regular phone calls home with messages of support and praise.
  • We will fund core texts and revision guides for identified pupils who may not be able to purchase them away from school.
  • We will provide pupils with high-quality feedback, building on accurate assessment through the use of quizzes on Google Classroom.
  • Ensure remote learning is delivered by qualified teachers guided by the subject team, synchronised to the curriculum and timetable and focused on the areas where pupils would most benefit from additional practice supplemented by live teaching where local lockdowns have been announced.
  • Provide assistance at home through the National Tutoring Programme to assist identified pupils most at risk of not accessing the curriculum.
  • Provide chromebooks and Internet access for pupils who do not have access to a laptop/tablet in their home.

Each day we would like your child to: 

  • Log in to Google Classroom using their school Google account and continue with lessons prepared for the autumn term that are given in their timetable

  • Complete all videos and assessment tasks found within each lesson for that day

  • Check school email for updates, announcements and changes made to their Google Classroom

  • Email their Head of Year for technical support or to report when there has been circumstances where following their timetable has not been possible

To view our full curriculum offer for the autumn term, please use the link below:

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy Remote Learning Offer - Autumn Term

Guide to using Google Classroom

 

Using Google Classroom

To use Google Classroom, you will need the following information:

  • Your username and password from school(not your personal one)
  • A tablet, mobile, laptop or PC
  • Classroom codes from your teachers

Read this guide for help using Google Classroom

How teachers will carry out assessments and provide feedback

Our teachers will be monitoring the engagement and impact of our remote offer and make regular changes to our curriculum based on the feedback we receive from pupils’ work. Subjects will use a variety of forms of assessment depending on the tasks given.

Assessment will be mainly taken by:

  1. Multi choice quizzes

  2. Samples of pupils’ work uploaded to Google Classroom

  3. Performance information provided by Google Classroom such as time stamps, frequency of activity and the quality of discussion within each classroom.

  4. Live introductions to each timetabled session when selected year groups are working from home 

  5. Responses to email for class teachers such as responses to question papers

  6. Use of online learning platforms provided for every subject for revision & practice such as Hegarty Maths, Music First and GCSE Pod

Advice and guidance for families

We'd suggest creating a positive environment for your child to learn at home.

  • Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life.

  • Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over.

  • Create and stick to a routine, as this is what your child is used to at school. For example, eat breakfast at the same time each morning and make sure  they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day.

  • Check their access to technology, their timetable and Google Classroom is as expected and contact us if any of these are not available.

  •   Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day to keep your child active.

Use of safeguarding software

Use of safeguarding software

The Internet is an essential resource to support teaching and learning, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of young people.  Consequently, we need to build in the use of these technologies in order to prepare our young people with the skills to access our remote offer. At Great Yarmouth Charter Academy we understand the responsibility to educate our students on e-safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and what to do when they find themselves concerned or anxious about themselves or others’ safety online. skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom. Our remote offer currently uses Internet technologies that may include websites, e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, wikis, podcasts, video broadcasting and music downloads.

We do our best to make sure that all resources are suitable, safe and secure. We have adapted our curriculum to help pupils prepare to use these technologies safely and we use software to monitor the activity of pupils using school devices, Google Classrooms and their Google accounts to alert us to anything we may find to be possibly unsafe. If this occurs, we will follow our school’s safeguarding policy to make appropriate referrals where necessary to intervene swiftly where we find pupils’ activity may require further investigation. 

We've also trained our staff on how to minimise the risks associated with using the Internet and have looked at e-safety with our pupils during enrichment sessions over the past few weeks of term, a link to the materials can be found here. We also ask all parents and pupils to be aware of the risks associated with using the Internet.