Remote Learning

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents / Carers

Remote Education Provision

Information for Parents & Carers

In accordance with statutory guidelines, the Department for Education (DfE) ask that schools provide information on remote education provision. It is aligned to the expectations for remote education, to which schools must have regard under the temporary continuity direction given by the Secretary of State for Education. This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students, parents and carers about what to expect from remote education if Covid-19 local restrictions require them to remain at home and/or if they need to self-isolate.

Table of Live Lessons

All students will have live lessons deliver by their teachers, access to Oak National Academy lessons or a mixture of both. The lessons closely follow the curriculum that would have been taught if the Academy was open.

Click HERE for the Year 11 timetable

Click HERE for the Year 10 timetable

Click HERE for the Year 9 timetable

Click HERE for the Year 8 timetable

Click HERE for the Year 7 timetable

Students can access their live lessons in one of two ways;

1.) Through a calendared invite in a student’s Microsoft Teams account (access through their Microsoft Office 365 account)

2.) Through a link communicated in the homework tab of a student’s Edulink One account.

Students are welcome to come to the Academy to collect exercise books and stationery so they can make notes from their lessons.

Timetable of Blended Learning lessons from Oak National Academy

Students can also access lessons from Oak National Academy. These lessons have been selected by the teachers to follow what would have been taught if the Academy were open. The lessons from Oak National academy can be accessed in two ways;

1.) Through a link communicated in the homework tab of a student’s Edulink One account

2.) By clicking HERE. This will open up a spreadsheet of identified lessons. Students need to click on the correct tab at the bottom for their year group, then at the top select the correct week of lessons. Students then click on the relevant hyperlinks.

Oak National lessons usually consists of quiz and a video to watch. Students should make notes in an exercise book. Students are welcome to come to the Academy to collect exercise books and stationery.

Useful Videos on How to Access your Live Lessons

Please click on the videos below on how to access your live lesson if you have been invited through Microsoft teams.

1.) Joining a Teams lesson though Edulink HERE

2.) Joining a live lesson through Teams HERE

Remote Learning Policy

Please click HERE to access Ormiston Maritime’s Remote Learning Policy. It contains important information in regards to who to contact.

Expectations for Remote Education

To support in setting out this information, the DfE has published a template. It is aligned to the expectations for remote education can be read by clicking HERE. This template has been provided by the DfE to which schools must have regard under the temporary continuity direction given by the Secretary of State for Education.

GDPR Compliance

Live lessons will be recorded. Please click HERE for more information in regards to the GDPR compliance of delivering and recording live lessons.

Engagement & Feedback

Students will have their attendance to live lessons tracked. Parents will be contacted through telephone calls, text messages, letters and home visits if a student is not attending their live lessons.

Students are expected to engage in their live lessons. They can do this through the chat functions and the completion of tasks assigned.

Students who have work packs are welcome to drop them to the Academy reception for marking after completion.

Virtual Learning Platforms

Students will be assigned tasks to complete out outside of their lessons. This could consist of assignments set through Microsoft Teams and Edulink One.

Students can also be assigned assignments through Sam Learning, GCSE Pod and Seneca Learning. How to access these sites can be found HERE.

Timetable of Blended Learning lessons from Oak National Academy

If the Academy is open but a student is in self-isolation, lessons can be accessed from Oak National Academy. These lessons have been selected by the teachers to follow what would have been taught if the student was in the Academy. The lessons from Oak National academy can be accessed as followed

By clicking HERE. This will open up a spreadsheet of identified lessons. Students need to click on the correct tab at the bottom for their year group, then at the top select the correct week of lessons. Students then click on the relevant hyperlinks.

Oak National lessons usually consists of quiz and a video to watch. Students should make notes in an exercise book. Students are welcome to bring back to the Academy the work they have completed on their return.

All students have been surveyed and if they do not have access to a device they use for themselves they have been given a laptop. Students have also been given dongles if there live in a household with poor connectivity or lack of internet.

If you feel your child still needs a digital device, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy who will be very willing to support you.

We recognise that some students, for example 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 students in the fowling ways:

1.) Our SENCO will work with families to identify the level of support needed for individual students and ensure that provision is made for any students with EHC plans. Where appropriate these students will be allocated spaces within the Academy to improve their access to learning.

2.) We will ensure that the technology used for remote learning is accessible to SEND students and make reasonable adjustments when required.

3.) Students/families can request weekly work-packs instead of digital resources. These will be provided by the SEN team. Telephone calls will be made to ensure students are accessing the work and will ask for it to be brought back for marking.

Working on a computer for a long time can be a difficult thing to adapt to, especially when students are used to learning in a different way. By clicking HERE a document opens to some helpful programmes, features and websites that you can use to help with the transition.

This website, Supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs | EdTech Demonstrator Programme (lgfl.net) also contains useful information for parents.

There is no expectation for parents/carers to act as teachers and get directly involved in the work set. If parents support their child to engage with the work and provide them with a space to complete it, you are doing a great job.

Parents can click HERE to draw on resources that offer small prompts or tips that can be easily used by parents and carers to support learning. Also this link HERE helps parents to use the TRUST method to help support learning.

If you ever need any help or support, please contact the Academy on 01472 310015.

Consistent routines are important for behaviour and wellbeing in the Academy and your routines at home have changed significantly. Routines support behaviour and you will be finding a new rhythm with your family.

Use this checklist HERE to help plan your routines. Remote learning can be very different from sitting in classroom.  Here are some great tips that will have you ready for remote learning.

1). Have a routine

As well as waking up on time and attending lessons online, it’s important to schedule in time to go over notes, some sort of exercise and time for hobbies and interests.

Writing down tasks first thing in the morning will allow you to set your intentions for the day and feel motivated to fulfil them.

2.) Communicate with your teachers and classmates

Remember that the same online tools (Microsoft Teams) being used to deliver your classes can also be a great way to keep in contact with teachers and classmates.

Ask questions during lessons, discuss topics in forums with others in your class and reach out via email.

Although your teachers can’t be there physically with you, your education is still priority and they’re there to help.

3.) Practice mindfulness and be kind to yourself

Set aside some time each day for meditation. It could be as little as five minutes or as much as an hour. Meditation will help to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as helping you relax.

4.) Create a work environment

Making a space dedicated to just studying will help you to concentrate better. To create a productive workspace, make sure the objects around you are only those that relate to studying.

Ensure your space is free of clutter and don’t use your bed as a place to study – it’s important to keep this as a place of rest. I also recommend working by a window for some natural light.

5.) Get out of your pyjamas and have breakfast

It’s important to get up and ready for the day, as if you were heading out to the Academy.

Wearing something other than your pyjamas will make you feel ready to take on any tasks you have. As they say, look good, feel good.

6.) Make sure you’ve planned your lunch in advance

Having lunch is important, to give you that boost and also to break up tasks.

Avoid making things from scratch at lunch, as this will take up a lot of time. You could have something quick and healthy like a sandwich, fruit, nuts and seeds or pasta.

You might even want to set aside a portion of dinner for lunch the next day.

7.) Cancel out distractions

When you’re studying from home, it can be quite easy to become distracted.

The easiest way to achieve focus and productivity is to distance yourself from things that might cause a distraction.

You could put your phone in another room, in a drawer or switch it to ‘Airplane mode’.

8.) Adjusting to online lessons

It’s important to remember that online lessons are just the same as your normal lessons but the content delivered in a different way.

Your priority should be understanding the material more than anything else.

Also, if you are watching recorded lessons, watch them at a time when you’ll be able to give them your full attention. For some this may be first thing in the morning, for others this may be in the evening.

9.) Get over the afternoon slump

Channelling your energy elsewhere can help you get over the dip in energy during the afternoon.

If you find yourself feeling restless and unfocused you might want to do something else for half an hour. Tidy your room, walk around the house for a bit, try some desk yoga or grab a snack.

When you sit back down, you’ll have a clearer mind and be ready to focus for another few hours.

10.) Have other activities planned

Plan out activities at the end of the day that will help you take your mind off studying, rest and recharge.

You could bake, watch a movie, call friends and family or have a bath.

There are many websites and Apps available to access free reading materials to develop your literacy skills.

Oak National Academy have created a virtual library where you can download a book each week for free. You can watch videos about the author and listen to them reading extracts. There will be a weekly quiz about the book of the week for you to try. You can email your answers to Miss Thornton @ [email protected]

https://library.thenational.academy/ (Oak National Academy)

Another fantastic partnership we have is with the author Tom Palmer. Tom is a renowned children’s author from Leeds. His website offers a wealth of free reading and literacy resources. You can find out more about the Tom and what inspired him to become an author. See if you can you discover how some of his books link to Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Email Miss Thornton at [email protected] with reviews of what you are reading during lockdown.

https://tompalmer.co.uk/about-tom/  (Tom Palmer)

The safety and welfare of our students whether in the Academy or learning remotely is always the priority. More information about how we safeguard during remote learning can be found in the Remote Learning Policy.

Students who access services to support their health and mental health will continue to do so. Students will receive support for their own well-being.

Students and parents can email [email protected] if they ever have any concerns or worries.