Work that is set is expected to be submitted back to teachers, but there is no pressure to do this immediately – all tasks set will have extended deadlines to take into consideration our different families and their needs. Individual teachers will make clear their expectations around submitting work when individual tasks are set and how to submit work for different age groups.
Feedback will be delivered in a variety of age appropriate methods. This may include teachers recording audio, teachers holding small group sessions with 5-6 students, or responding to individual children via Seesaw or Teams. Marking will also be conducted in a variety of methods as would be the case if children were in the classroom.
Teaching staff will be keeping a close eye on academic work and will be regularly assessing and reviewing pupils’ attainment and progress. This assessment will continue in line with our usual ongoing summative frameworks, considering both effort and attainment. Where there are specific concerns in any areas, our usual school approach will apply; subject teachers will address individual subject concerns, whilst Class Teachers will manage any broader pastoral issues
We pride ourselves on the individual care and additional support that we provide our pupils. We very much wish this to continue as part of our Online Teaching and Learning Programme. We will be having some small group and individual sessions for children. These will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.
Home Learning will be set as normal each Friday along with the timetable for the coming week via Parentmail/Teams. The Home Learning will need to be completed by each Wednesday as normal. Home Learning will be amended in order to make sure children are no overloaded, it will be appropriate to the needs to the children and tailored each week, the aim is not to overwork children and parents. Most weekly homework will include weekly spellings and reading.
We expect all pupils to continue their daily reading as normal.