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Remote Learning

Since September 2020, St Anne's have been working in line with The Remote Learning Continuity Direction and continuing updates and guidance from the Department for Education. As guidance has changed, we have re evaluated our Remote Learning Strategy so as students can access appropriate work. All of our work for Remote Learning is communicated via Microsoft Teams and students should use their school email for Office 365 to sign in. This may be supported by other platforms, for example GCSE Pod or other online links as we know that student access to the Internet is not an identified barrier to remote learning for our students. The work set is a mixture of tasks, pre-recorded lessons and opportunities to ‘chat’ to their teachers and ask specific questions or for specific support for their work.

Students in years 7 - 10 will have an Office 365 username that starts with the year they started at St Anne's and then has their initial followed by their surname. For example, if John Smith was in year 8 and started in Sept 2019, his username would be 19JSmith@stannesrchighschool.com. For year 11 students, the initial follows the surname so it would be 19smithJ@stannesrchighschool.com. The password is the one they have set in school. If your child has difficulty logging into Microsoft Teams we have created 2 'how to’ videos (see links below and also available on the school website) or students can email itsupport@stannesrcvoluntaryacademy.com.

A video guide to logging into Teams from your phone

 

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A video guide to logging into Teams from your PC

 

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For guidance on accessing pre-recorded lessons and installing Microsoft Office, please see this document.

Remote Learning Strategy January 2021

St Anne's will provide online learning for all students during the Spring term 2021 National Lockdown. This document is designed to provide information and clarity to parents and carers regarding out Remote Learning offer in addition to the below:

From 11th January 2021

Students will receive Remote Learning in line with their timetabled lessons. Work will be set via the class Team on Microsoft Teams and in a variety of formats; pre-recorded lessons, some live lessons, written instructions, online tasks and so on depending on each specific subject requirement. Students can additionally access Independent Remote Learning based on Knowledge Organisers, GCSE Pod and Independent Learning Strategies at any time – see guidance PDF here.

As Remote Learning is set in accordance with teacher and student timetables, the frequency of live lessons and pre-recorded lessons will depend on how many hours each subject would 'normally' have on the timetable. For example, if a student has 4 lessons for one subject per fortnight, they should expect at least one live lesson, two pre-recorded lessons and one either pre-recorded, live or set via written instructions. If they have 2 lessons for one subject per fortnight, one should be ‘live’ and one ‘pre recorded’. This minimum expectation and flexibility allows teachers to adapt their delivery of Remote Learning to best suit the needs of their subject and their students as the curriculum delivery progresses.

Marking and Feedback

  • Multiple Choice Question quizzes will be set twice per half term in line with our Marking and Feedback policy. 
  • Students should receive detailed feedback and guidance for next steps/improvements (via a Whole Class Feedback Sheet) for one formative assessment task per half term and one summative assessment task per topic (at least termly), again in line with our policy.
  • During Remote Learning, teachers will need to ensure that students are completing tasks, meeting expectations and be aware of the progress and any errors being made by students. To allow for this, submission of work will be regularly encouraged and acknowledgement given to the students. 

Accessing live lessons

Students will access live lessons using their Microsoft Teams account. If there are any technical difficulties with this, please contact itsupport@stannesrchighschool.onmicrosoft.com Lessons can be accessed from a desktop PC/Mac/tablet or mobile device, however having a larger screen would be beneficial.

Live Lesson expectations

The school/teachers will:

  • audit student access to Remote Learning and provide support where available
  • record the names of students who attend each lesson and engage with tasks and chase up non attendance/ engagement.
  • use their school Teams account and school email to login 
  • ensure their camera is disabled so as only their screen and voice are shared
  • reinforce expectations of behaviour that they would in the physical classroom, in line with the school’s behaviour policy 
  • record all live lessons and then upload them to the ‘Team’ for students to access after the lesson

Students will:

  • be punctual and make sure that they have books /equipment ready for the lesson
  • find an appropriate place to base themselves for the lesson without lots of personal distractions
  • make sure that their device is charged and sign in using their St Anne’s 365 email account
  • communicate politely and thoughtfully, treating others with respect and patience, just as you would in the classroom
  • wait for their turn to share ideas
  • follow the instructions given by the member of staff throughout the live online lesson and ask for help if they need it
  • not use the share function
  • not record, take photographs or screenshots of the live online lesson or the lesson content
  • be responsible for their behaviour and actions whilst using Microsoft Teams
  • immediately report anything they come across that upsets them whilst working online
  • contact their teacher via Teams or email if they need further support or clarity on the lesson content
  • ensure their microphone and camera are off during the live lesson. Microphones should only be unmuted if asked specifically by the teacher
  • use the ‘raise your hand’ function in teams and the team chat function to communicate with the teacher – sensible comments and questions only
  • be aware that all content on Teams ‘chats’ is recorded and monitored
  • understand that all live lessons are recorded
  • submit work as requested

Parents/carers will:

  • support their child to access live lessons and inform the school if they have any barriers such as no internet/ device that will prevent this.
  • download the Microsoft Teams App and endeavour to familiarise themselves and their child with how it works
  • ensure that equipment needed is charged prior to the live online lesson and support their child in finding a suitable space to work in that is conducive to learning
  • support the school’s behaviour policy, and respect decisions made to remove their child from a live online lesson if this occurs
  • appreciate that this removal could result in the live lessons offer being revoked
 

 Knowledge Organisers

Further support

 

Managing Mental Health and Well-being

Support for Managing your Mental Health during 'lockdown'

Additional Online Learning 

All students at St Anne’s will be accessing pre-recorded lessons and live lessons as part of their remote education. In addition, subjects will be setting some work using online learning platforms or via written instructions/ PowerPoints/tasks.

Whilst there should always be sufficient work being set following the 'usual' timetable, there is also the following online learning platforms which provide excellent materials for a plethora of subject areas. 

Online Learning Platform

Key Stage

Details

Oak National Academy

KS3 and KS4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage

 

Here you will find video lessons and resources for a range of subjects

BBC/ Iplayer

KS3 and KS4

 BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, including adaptations of Shakespeare plays alongside science, history and factual titles.

Seneca Learning

KS3 and KS4

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

 

Here you will find a range of subjects and topics including assignments to check your understanding once you have completed a task

GCSE Pod

KS4

Students use their usual log in details to access this. See Quick Start Guide below

BBC Bitesize

KS3 and KS4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/secondary

 

GCSE Pod: Student Quick Start Guide