Gateway Academy Remote Learning Timetables

Gateway Academy Remote Learning Curriculum


During the COVID pandemic and in lockdown situation it is essential that our students receive high-quality provision in line with what they would normally have, maintaining the curriculum breadth that they enjoy when in the Academy.  We have done everything possible to ensure that as much consistency and continuity are maintained.

How will the curriculum be delivered?

We have taken the view that the curriculum will be delivered in two ways.  This will include live delivery of lessons by their normal classroom teacher and also independent task-based activities set and supported by their teacher but completed independently by the student during normal timetabled lesson times.  Home learning will also be set as normal by the classroom teachers and will be handed in using Google classroom, a process by which all students are familiar by now.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day? 

The school day will remain as five lessons of 70 minutes and follow the normal timetable that the students are used to.  The timetables below indicate which lessons are live and which will have work set via Google classroom lessons.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Live lessons will make up approximately 60% of the timetable and the remaining 40% will be set using Google classroom.  Typically, this will be three live lessons delivered via Zoom, the links for which will be posted in the students’ Google classroom.

Students should continue to follow their usual timetable as they would do if they were physically in school, unless otherwise advised by their Progress leader. Any changes will be posted in the year group stream on Google classroom.

How will my child be taught remotely? 

All lessons will be centralised through Google classroom, the Live lessons will be posted in the stream for that class as  and all assignment and non-live work will be set classwork section.  This is as the students are used to and maintains as much continuity as possible.  Student expectations are outlined below.

Ready to Learn

  • Set yourself up in a space that is appropriate for learning e.g. kitchen table, a quiet area of the house.
  • Log on five minutes prior to the start of the lesson.
  • Make sure your name is displayed on screen as it appears on the register.
  • Ensure you are ready for learning (equipment, books, camera switched on).
  • Ensure your backdrop is appropriate for learning and you are dressed appropriately.
  • Only use the chat function in connection with your learning.
  • A reminder that positive behaviour for learning will be awarded and disruptive behaviour will be sanctioned in line with the Academy’s Behaviour Policy – first warning, final warning, removal from lesson.
  • Remember you do not have permission to record the teacher (this is breach of GDPR regulations and against the law).
  • All lessons will be recorded.
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Live Learning will be conducted through Zoom.

  • Be positive about your learning (for example, if you do not understand a concept, ask the teacher to explain in more detail).
  • Be open to this new way of learning.
  • Be kind and respectful to each other and the teacher delivering the lesson.
  • Where possible use a camera and microphone to communicate with the teacher.
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Additionally, some subjects may also use a range of other software to help assist students, for example My Maths, Seneca Learning, Nearpod and others. These will all be familiar to the students and will be explained by the classroom teachers.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. 

In the event of a student needing support to access the online curriculum, we advise parents or carers to contact your child Progress Leader or Lead Coach; outline the issue and we can then look for solutions to ensure that they are able to avail of the remote learning curriculum in full.

 

 

 

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

We expect our students to engage in their remote learning with the same enthusiasm and as we would were they in school physically. We really appreciate the support of parents and carers in helping students to be able to use technology at home to access their learning each day.

Please be aware that whilst your child is undertaking ‘live’ lessons, it is not appropriate for parents or carers to speak to the member of staff teaching at this time.  If you wish to speak to any member of staff, please continue to go through the normal channels and telephone us on 01375 489000. 

 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Student attendance and engagement are monitored in the following ways: 

  • Attendance registers to online lessons is taken at the start of each period, with non-attendance followed up via a phone call home from a member of staff.
  • The completion and submission of work are monitored each period in every subject. Any concerns will be communicated home via either an email or phone call from the teacher of the lesson. 
  • Student engagement in their online lessons and the overall quality of work are monitored each week. Any concerns will be communicated home via either an email or phone call from the teacher of the lesson or their Progress Leader or Lead Coach.

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Students will submit work for each lesson via Google Classroom; this will be set, submitted and marked in the normal way.

In each live Lesson teachers will provide verbal feedback in real-time as they would in a physical classroom; this can also be communicated in written form via the chat function. 

Whole class feedback will also be provided in the next lesson, based on a review of the work students have submitted. This feedback will address both students’ strengths and any misconceptions they have and will explain how they can improve their work.

 

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Individual students who are self-isolating but are in otherwise good health should follow their timetabled lessons on Google Classroom which will be livestreamed by their teachers from the classroom using Zoom. Self-isolating students will have their attendance and engagement registered during lessons.


These will link directly to the timetables on the website

 


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