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Remote learning is an integral part of our curriculum. It enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students' study skills. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of work of each curriculum area.
Remote learning is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement.
Not all remote learning is done at home. In fact, for some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources more readily available at school, it is necessary or desirable to complete remote learning at school.
Remote learning enables students to:
Students should be given at least one week to complete remote learning. There is a schedule of nights on which students are expected to complete remote learning for each subject to help with their forward planning. Teachers must ensure when they set remote learning that the time period for completion straddles this day of the week (they do not need to set it on the day within the schedule but must allow students to complete it on the scheduled day).
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House Points are awarded for achievement and sustained effort with good remote learning.
When remote learning is not completed, teachers support the student and ensure the tasks set meet the student's needs. If this is so, then sanctions should be used.
Detentions are set for non-completion of remote learning. When detentions are set for remote learning, students must have the remote learning re-assigned to them in planners so that they know what to do in the detention.
Students' responsibilities are to:
We encourage the use of Google Classroom to set remote learning. This means that full instructions for each piece of remote learning can be viewed by both students and parents/carers.
A 'Flipped Learning' approach to remote learning is encouraged. This is where students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem solving activities with by teachers.
Students are encouraged to complete the following examples of extra credit optional remote learning:
House points are awarded by form tutors for completion of extra credit optional remote learning, in addition to those awarded for remote learning set by subject teachers.