Supporting Pupil Learning in the Event of a School Closure due to Coronavirus
At present the school remains open to all years except Year 12 (who have been asked to work from home during the period Wednesday 18 March to Friday 20 March).
These pages have been made available on our website now so that staff have an opportunity to show them to pupils and model how the information they contain can be used to study independently at home if the school closes.
We want to limit the impact of this on the learning and progress of our pupils should the school be closed to pupils and staff. We ask for the support of our community and in particular, parents, to see that the advice in these pages is followed.
To prevent further spread of the virus, we also strongly advise that the advice and information provided by Public Health England is followed – a summary of this advice is shown below.
Time away for school that is not being used to recover from illness should be used in the most productive way possible. This will be supported with access to and use of resources that make our intended learning and knowledge clear, give opportunities to learn independently and advice from teachers where possible. The links below and information that follows is laid out so as to enable pupils and their parents to access up-to-date information about planned learning as we move towards the end of term 4.
Our advice is that pupils who would otherwise be fit to be in school as well as those that have recovered from illness endeavour to follow their normal curriculum as closely as possible. Over a 5 day school week, this may well be best mapped out using their normal school timetable, for example, a timetable (as shown below) can be followed using the structure of the normal school day.
|Lesson 1 – 9:00-10:00||English||Use CIO to work for 1 hour on current unit – work through writing your recall of definitions of key vocabulary, answering questions that are posed, completing self-assessment and researching information you don’t yet know.|
|Lesson 2 – 10:00-11:00||Science|
|Lesson 3 – 11:20-12:20||Maths|
|Lesson 4 – 12:20-13:20||Art|
|Lesson 5 – 2:00-3:00||French|
Information in the sections that follow will be updated as we know more about the likely length of closure. The initial phase of work for pupils should be guided by the curriculum intent, assigned homework and subject-specific websites, links to which follow. The second phase of work will include specific links to online resources which can support ongoing learning for each curriculum area. Pupils should gather and store their notes in such a way that they can be added to exercise books when the school reopens.
1. This section of the school website contains information about learning intent across our taught curriculum. In the event that pupils cannot attend school, the curriculum intent can still be followed and guided by the information included in our Curriculum Intent Organisers.
2. Teachers will assign tasks where it is possible for them to do so. This information can be found on ClassCharts, or by using the link above.
3. The curriculum information section of our website provides links to our subjects. These can be accessed via the ‘Menu > About Us > Learning > Curriculum Information > Subject Information’. In addition to these web-based resources, we recommend the following:
Public Health England Advice: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england