If your child is in good health but cannot attend school due to Covid-19, we expect them to continue with their learning from Day 1. This means that your child will access the learning set out in the Home Learning Booklet and either attend online lessons or access lessons set in their Teams class folder. Therefore, students will produce work on the very first day of their absence.
Yes - all subjects have made arrangements so that absent pupils can continue learning at home. Your child will learn the same things at home as they would if they were in school. Where possible, they will be taught by the same teacher.
We expect your child to stick to a good routine, in line with the usual school day, [4 x 70 minute lessons]. We have provided guidance to students on how to manage their time at home, including taking breaks and exercise. Homework will continue to be set on top of classwork.
We deliver our remote education through Microsoft Teams. Please go to this page of our website for step-by-step instructions on how to access lessons, complete and submit work. You will also find guidance on how to stay safe and contribute to lessons appropriately online.
Where possible, pupils will be able to follow their usual lessons which will be available online in real time through Microsoft Teams. Where this is not possible, we will set pre-recorded lessons for pupils to watch as videos.
There are some variations by year group and subject, and our approach will also depend on whether individual pupils are isolating or if a whole class or year group is studying from home.
Our top priority since March has been supporting pupils in getting online at home so that they can work productively. If you have concerns that your child is still unable to study online at home please let us know by contacting us.
We appreciate how challenging it can be to keep on top of your child’s remote education. We don’t expect you to act in the role of teacher – there is strong evidence that the most powerful thing a parent/ carer can do for their child is show an active interest in their schoolwork. We therefore ask you to:
Whether pupils are studying at home or at school, our expectations for attendance and completion of work are the same.
We will continue to follow our behaviour policy and will inform you if we have concerns about your child. We will also seek opportunities to praise and reward your child.
Assessment and feedback play a key role in learning, and we’ve supported our teachers in providing effective feedback remotely. In most subjects, pupils will still do the quizzes, tests and assessments that they would take in school. We will continue to assess work and report to parents in line with our assessment policy.
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with SEND, may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Where small numbers of pupils self-isolate, their classroom lessons will be streamed through Microsoft Teams so that they can be accessed at home, or the lesson and resources will be available in their class Teams folder. This page of our website provides details.
Thank you for your support at this challenging time. We are immensely proud of the response of our school community to these unique circumstances.
Castle View Academy
Telephone: 02392 370321
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