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Rastrick High School will continue to provide high quality education for your child through our Home Learning package. Students will have access to their full timetable and follow their normal curriculum through live lessons with their teacher on Microsoft Teams.

  • All students will be taught by their class teacher who will deliver an interactive live lesson where teachers are available for advice and support via audio and live chat response
  • Students will have 5 hours of teaching and follow their PHSCE curriculum through our Form Time Programme
  • All lessons are linked to the planned in school curriculum students are studying this half term
  • Students are expected to complete classwork and assessments in exercise books, booklets or proformas provided by their teachers

Please see below guides that will help you and your child access our Home Learning package. You will also find below our Home Learning information section.

Home Learning Information

1. The Home Learning curriculum: what is taught to students at home?

It is expected that students follow their timetable throughout the school day. At the start of every lesson (including Form Time), students need to login to their live lesson delivered by their class teacher on Microsoft Teams. You can click here to access Microsoft Teams.

2. Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.

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

With respect to the amount of work to be completed by students, the live audio sessions allow staff the opportunity to reinforce our message that students should aim to be productive throughout the lesson, whilst acknowledging that it may not always be possible to complete the set work within the lesson time. In cases such as this, teachers can provide further guidance and reassurance to students as to what is expected.

4. How will my child access any online Home Learning you are providing?

During this period of school closure, we are committed to ensuring all our students receive the very best education following their planned in-school curriculum which will be delivered through live Microsoft Teams, including audio and chat lessons by their class teachers. You can click here to access Microsoft Teams.

5. If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access Home Learning?

Families who do not have digital or online access at home will be supported through the provision of laptops to students and the offer of internet access through 4G data provision. To discuss what options may be available to you, please contact your child’s Achievement Team by clicking the relevant email below.

Year 7 – Click here

Year 8 – Click here

Year 9 – Click here

Year 10 – Click here

Year 11 – Click here

6. How will my child be taught remotely?

Students are expected to log onto Microsoft Teams at the beginning of each lesson. They can then engage in live ‘chat’ with the member of staff who can offer support and guidance around the work that has been set. As of this week, we have also introduced live audio sessions to our Home Learning package. Research suggests that one of the factors that has the largest influence on a student’s ability to learn effectively at home is the quality of teacher explanations. We, therefore, believe that the addition of live audio sessions will further support our teacher’s ability to explain the assignments (classwork) set to our students.

All classwork (found on the assignments tab) is expected to be available at the time of the lesson. We have asked our staff to begin the live audio within the first ten minutes of the lesson. This allows staff to arrive at their teaching room, settle and register any students who may be in school. During this time students working from home should open the classwork set and begin to read through any instructions. The live audio session that follows will then vary depending on the individual teacher’s situation. Some teachers may feel it is appropriate to deliver a short live audio session but remain available on the ‘Chat’ function for the remainder of the lesson, whereas other teachers may stay on the live audio for the duration of the lesson. When appropriate, staff will inform students that the live lesson is coming to an end, and this will take place to allow staff time to complete the Home Learning attendance check, award Achievement Points and finish the lesson with those students still in school.

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

Students should attend all 25 lessons and 5 form time sessions each week.  Students attendance to these sessions is tracked and monitored through the schools ClassCharts system.  Staff will allocate a Home Learning Point for each lesson or form time session that the student has a ‘digital footprint’ within.

Parents can see when students have attended these sessions and have been allocated the Home Learning Points through ClassCharts. Parents should encourage their child to attend all lessons.

Where school identifies attendance issues the Achievement and Support team will contact parents and discuss how we can support in removing any barriers to accessing the Home Learning lessons.

8. How will you assess my child’s progress?

At points during home learning your child will be asked to complete assessments. These are to be completed and submitted in accordance with the teacher’s instructions. These assessments will then be marked and feedback regarding what students have done well or how their work can be improved will be given on Microsoft Teams.

9. How will you provide feedback on my child’s work?

Our staff will be providing feedback regarding your child’s learning in two ways:

In lesson Feedback

When the lesson is taking place, our staff will provide ‘in lesson’ feedback on the work/responses that your child provides. This could be done through the live audio or chat function. Just as if students were in class, staff are not expected to mark every piece of classwork completed, but they may ask for work to be submitted as proof that work is being done, allowing them to identify any common misconceptions which can then be addressed next lesson and identify opportunities to praise students for their efforts.

Formalised Feedback

At points during home learning your child will be asked to complete assessments. These are to be completed and submitted in accordance with the teacher’s instructions. These assessments will then be marked and feedback regarding what students have done well or how their work can be improved will be given on Microsoft Teams.

10. How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • All vulnerable pupils (SEND, CLA) will have a key worker who will contact the family at least weekly to support learning.
  • Where there are barriers to accessing Home Learning, plans will be adapted to meet the needs of the learner; this may include adjusted provision or use of paperwork packs to facilitate learning.
  • Where there are on-going barriers to Home Learning students will continue to be offered the opportunity to continue their education safely at school.