Remote Learning in our Schools
We use the trust school's websites for our remote learning provision through the virtual learning environment (VLE) built into it. Pupils can access this by clicking on the Pupil Login button in the top left hand corner. Click below to see how it works.
If our pupils do not have access to the internet or technology at home then please get in contact with their school as there are several ways we can support to make sure that they get access to all the learning that they are entitled to.
Our schools will provide remote education if:
Individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate, but the rest of the school is still open; or
- There are local or national restrictions that mean most pupils need to stay at home.
We will also use the VLE regularly to set homework and ongoing learning throughout the year.
How does the School Spider VLE work?
School Spider's pupil area means they can pick up homework, complete it and load it back up for marking, engage in online class discussions and blog with pupils in thier class and their teacher. This is under the supervision of teaching staff who will approve comments (it also has an automatic checker which pick up on words or phrases that may cause concern and alerts us).
What sort of work will be set?
The work will be uploaded by the class teacher and will continue the learning that either was due to be tauight in class (if the bubble is self isolating) or reflects the work being taught in class (for individual pupils self isolating).
This will be a mixture of teacher produced resources and activities as well as commercially avaialble online resources such as Oak National Academy, BBC BItesize, MyMaths and Timestable Rockstars. Whichever activity or resource best fits the learning will be chosen rather than just using one source.
The activities set will be downloadable in formats that will be accessible to all (for example text may be put direct onto the activity page on school spider or converted to PDF rather than in a word document which not every device will be able to read).
There will also be a range of activities to 'go off and do' to ensure that children are not having to sit in front of the screen all the time.
We do not expect children to have to print anything off to be marked. They can type straight into school spider, take a photo or save a document and upload it. They will then get feedback on thier work from their teacher and the class can have discussions so that they can talk about what went well and what would be even better if... The teacher can also address misconceptions and difficulties that the pupils may have and plan the next steps of learning.