The period since 23 March 2020 has been one of great innovation in remote education. A wide range of approaches has been developed, tested and refined. Despite the challenges, remote education has made a significant contribution to enabling students to continue to learn and progress. Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate our school has the capacity to offer immediate remote education.
Throughout these challenging times, it is vitally important that our school continues to improve the quality of our remote education provision. As we all get used to the new normal, remote teaching has become an embedded part of our daily lives here at Frederick Gent School. Our challenge is to deliver a coherent curriculum to pupils at home and in school, providing both high quality, innovative online and offline resources. Our experienced staff are now used to working in a different way, using technology and creative teaching techniques to ensure continuity of education for all our learners.
Parents/Carers we need to ask you to complete an online survey to ascertain if you accept/not accept your child to be involved with remote learning lessons for this academic year.
Please select the year group survey of your child and leave your response.
Year 7 online survey – https://forms.gle/7JixUyp13hCWfm6m6
Year 8 online survey – https://forms.gle/zHkga5AoXrZZPhP1A
Year 9 online survey – https://forms.gle/ZzWMAXVj6DDsD2m97
Year 10 online survey – https://forms.gle/QhNJxomesfABynBy6
Year 11 online survey – https://forms.gle/bxvcGWuiNT8ovms97
Tier 1 Restriction; Any students who are Self-Isolating or Quarantining will be set work through Show My Homework.
In school, normal timetable to be followed. Face to face teaching, but with social distancing. Students taught in Year pods; teachers move from class to class.
Tier 2 Restriction; Students will be on a 2-week rota system. 2 weeks in school followed by 2 weeks at home.
Group 1 = Year 8 + Year 9
Group 2= Year 7 + Year 10 + Year11
Full-time on site provisions available for all vulnerable children and for the children of key workers. Remote Timetable to be followed when at home, normal timetable to be followed whilst in school.
Tier 3 Restriction; On site attendance limited to Vulnerable children, key workers & Selected year groups. Remote Timetable to be followed.
Tier 4 Restriction;
On site attendance limited to Vulnerable children, key workers. Remote Timetable to be followed.
When Tier 2 Restrictions or higher are in place;
KS3; For our students in year 7 and 8 we are expecting a minimum of 15 hours of direct learning per week, with 3 hours’ worth of work being set per day, plus time for individual study and independent learning. The students will have a separate Remote Learning timetable to follow and help them organise their time and structure the day. They will have 2 Subject areas setting appropriate, engaging tasks each day on the Show My Homework App. This will be supported with live lessons for face to face teaching. Staff will utilise the Zoom platform to deliver these sessions where students can have different activities and tasks; explained, shared and discussed with their peers. Weekly Literacy tasks and PE activities will also supplement their learning.
KS4; For our students in year 9, 10 and 11 we are expecting a minimum of 20 hours of directed learning per week, with 4 hours’ worth of work being set per day, plus time for individual study and independent learning. The students will have a separate timetable to help them organise their time. They will have for example; one Core and one Option Subject setting appropriate and engaging tasks each day on the Show My Homework App. This will be supported with live lessons, for face to face teaching. Staff will utilise the Zoom platform to deliver these sessions where students can have different activities and tasks; explained, shared and discussed with their peers. Feedback and assessment will be given through the Show My Homework App in a variety of suitable ways. Weekly Literacy tasks and PE activities will also supplement their learning.
Pastoral; Pastoral support will be offered to all students during any time of Remote Learning. Support is vital, individual tutorials can happen online, or by phone, with students continuing to be in contact with their Tutors, Achievement Leaders and Achievement Leader Support Assistants.
IT Access; Access to the internet and a suitable device for all students is key for the effective delivery of Remote Learning. Audits have been completed and the appropriate equipment will be provided to the students who need these. Devices can only be ordered when local coronavirus restrictions are confirmed by the DFE.