We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, it may be necessary to make some adaptations in some subjects.
· Remote education, where and when required, will be of high-quality and aligned as closely as possible with in-school provision and curriculum content.
· Pupils will access and be taught our intended curriculum. This is well-planned and well-sequenced so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally and pupils have opportunities to retrieve and recall previously taught content.
· Clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject will be provided through individual and class assignments on Microsoft Teams. Heads of department will carefully monitor and adjust curriculum plans, where it is deemed appropriate.
· Frequent and clear explanations of new content will be provided, either delivered ‘live’ by teachers, through pre-recorded teacher videos or carefully selected high-quality curriculum resources (e.g. use of GCSE POD). Where pupils are in school and only a small amount of pupils are self-isolating, all relevant resources will be uploaded to the Teams channel for that subject and class, pupils have the ability to ask questions via the ‘posts’ section and, when convenient to do so, teachers will endeavour to respond.
· Microsoft Teams will be used across the school with all year groups to set pupils’ work and deliver lessons.
· On the ‘Virtual School’ area of the school website, parents/carers will find support guides for Microsoft Teams and for pupils so that they can access the platform easily.
· As of September 2020, all staff will set homework for Years 7 – 13 via Microsoft Teams. Years 12 and 13 are also set independent study work via this platform too.
· Pupils who do not have suitable online access will be provided with printed resources until they have access to a suitable device.