Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
Our expectations of students:
- Use the in school training and guides provided to access work on Teams via the assignments function – note a trouble shooting guide to gain access to teams has been provided.
- Contact the IT department at school immediately if Teams cannot be accessed. Year leader to be contacted if further support is required.
- Engage with the remote learning offer including lessons and tutor activities.
- Be ready to learn for live lessons by having equipment packs and day to day books to hand.
- Complete all work set via Teams and input scores/evidence of completion as instructed by the teacher.
- Demonstrate manners, determination to learn and teamwork at all times, including following remote learning protocols:
- Cameras to be off at all times unless instructed to turn on by teachers
- Cameras should be used with a blurred screen if they are to be turned on
- Microphones on mute at all times unless instructed to turn on by teachers.
Expectations of parents/carers
Parents/carers are required to:
- Check that students have access to remote learning resources and guides on Teams
- Contact the IT department at school immediately if teams cannot be accessed. Year leader to be contacted if further support is required.
- Monitor e-mails/Weduc to ensure that up to date correspondence has been received.
- Ensure that students are ready to learn for live lessons by having equipment packs and day to day books available.
- Remind students of remote learning protocols.
- Encourage students to engage with the remote learning offer.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Teachers will take registers. This will help to identify students who are not engaging with the offer. These will trigger communications to parents – a reminder of expectations for the minority and a praise message for others.
In addition to that above, tutors will deliver a tutor period on Friday. Parents/carers of students not accessing this will receive a phone call home from tutors between Monday-Thursday of the following week.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows:
Assessment of progress will be made using a variety of sources. These will encompass strategies in the academy feedback policy but will also include ongoing assessment for learning strategies used during live lessons and independent learning tasks.