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The Jubilee Academy

The Jubilee Academy

Remote Learning

Remote Learning & Contingency Planning

 

Remote education via our online teaching and learning strategy (TJA Online)
 

The Purpose

At The Jubilee Academy our primary aim is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. We recognise the need for continuity, routine, and predictability for parents / carers and young people and therefore our online teaching and learning strategy has been designed to ensure the delivery of remote education via TJA online utilising Microsoft Teams , even when the school is closed to some of our students. Staff are currently being trained and we will be rolling out student training programme over this half term.

 

The government guidance issued on Friday 28th August outlining tiers of interventions for educational settings when managing local outbreaks and implementing restrictions, does not apply to Alternative Provision (AP) settings. Whilst AP settings often include older children, these settings are generally smaller than mainstream secondary schools with limited pupil numbers and therefore, with protective measures in place, are lower risk. Therefore, the school will remain fully open to all to provide face to face provision.

 

With this in mind, we will take all steps possible to ensure students can access TJA online if:

  • Further operational guidance notifying AP’s of restrictions in the local context

or

  • Individuals or groups of students need to self-isolate, but the rest of the school is still open

or

  • The school is advised to fully close due to an outbreak in consultation with the Local Health Protection Team/DfE

 

Remote education via our online teaching and learning strategy (TJA Online)

The school will commence a blended learning approach to support students to experience and learn using electronic devices via TJA online at least once over a two-week period in all subjects (a subject if teacher is teaching  more than one subject), as well as traditional face to face teaching. This will enable the student to feel confident to transition from in class to remote learning when as if the need arises.

We would ask all parents and carers to take the time to familiarise themselves with the information below so that our whole community can support our students and ensure minimal disruption to their learning if their child needs to isolate or the school should be forced to close for any reason. We recognise that students will respond in different ways to this working arrangement.

 

You can find FAQs by clicking here  which are designed to help families during these difficult times and instruction on how to access the remote learning platforms here

 

Aims - How will we ensure teaching and learning continues as effectively as possible if a student isolates or because of school closure? 
  • Our aim is to keep our core purpose of teaching and learning continuing as effectively as possible
  • We will expect students to complete all work set - they will receive achievement points as usual for excellent work and effort
  • To keep expectations clear that all work set must be completed including any additional homework
  • Students will need to have access to a laptop/PC and internet access

(please contact the school, as soon as possible, if you require support with this - we have the capacity to provide this for families who do not have a computer or internet connection via info@thejubileeacademy.org.uk )

  • Students will be asked to take their exercise and subject books home to use as well
Expectations of parents
  • Encourage and support their children to follow the above expectations
  • Ensure their child has logs onto their Office 365 account to access all Microsoft packages available to them.
  • All work will be set on Microsoft Teams for each subject.
  • Ensure their child follows the centralised timetable to complete all set work.
  • Continue to monitor their child’s homework checking the set work against the homework timetable is completed and uploaded to MS teams.

The homework timetable can be viewed on the school website via this link: https://www.thejubileeacademy.org.uk/page/?title=Homework&pid=25

  • Check the weekly report received via email from MS teams which will be sent automatically informing them of assignments and homework that have been completed or not.
  • Finding an appropriate place to work and ensure they have some structure to the working day: start and finish times and appropriate breaks
  • Contact the school or subject teacher if there are any concerns

 

Online Safety
  • As we are increasingly relying on technology to keep us all connected in the present climate, it is important that parents are aware of the apps and programs that their children are using. You can learn more about the latest internet safety developments via the school website via this link: https://www.thejubileeacademy.org.uk/esafety

 

Expectations of Staff
  • Set work daily via Microsoft Teams following the centralised timetable
  • All homework will be set by the class teacher and also through Microsoft Teams as per the homework timetable
  • Ensure high-quality content and resources are placed online at frequent intervals, ensure that material is relevant and understandable to individuals, and suitable for The Jubilee Academy
  • The time allocation for each subject is almost the same proportion of time students would have spent on the subject in school
  • For students with additional needs remote support will be provided to enable students to access the work and liaise with teachers
  • Mark work undertaken by students and provide feedback using the same regularity they would have done if in school via TJA online or using departmental email
  • Provide feedback to students through Microsoft Teams and use achievement points to reward and praise work as normal
  • Inform Senior Leadership Team who will contact parents if there are concerns

 

Expectations of Students
  • Login to Microsoft 365 account via the school website to access available Microsoft packages
  • Follow the centralised timetable to complete all set work
  • Access Microsoft Teams to complete and upload work that is set by the subject teacher
  • Check the Microsoft Teams every day to view their allocated homework

The homework timetable can be viewed on the school website via this link: https://www.thejubileeacademy.org.uk/page/?title=Homework&pid=25

  • Complete and upload homework via Microsoft Teams
  • Use designated departmental email addresses to communicate with their subject teachers and ask questions if they do not understand/require help or are having difficulties.
  • If students do not have access to equipment allowing access to TJA online, they should complete the home learning packs sent to them physically

Microsoft Teams allows students to ask questions about the work if they need to and receive feedback from their teachers

Remote learning rules

If students are not in school, we expect them to follow all of the rules set out in this ICT agreement.

Parents should also read the rules and ensure their children follow them. Parents should contact Mr. Sutherland/DHT – Discipline and Conduct if they think their child might not be able to comply with some or all of the rules, so we can consider alternative arrangements with them and support them with their learning.

Dealing with problems when a student does not adhere to the ICT rules or refuses to engage

If there are any problems with students adhering to rules around remote learning, including if they don’t engage with the remote learning set for them, an SLT member will contact parents to address any concerns and provide the necessary support.

Where students breach the expectations of behaviour (including ICT Acceptable Use) in the online environment, this will be dealt with under the school’s Behaviour and Preventing Bullying policies.