Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We expect students to follow their normal daily timetable but understand that access to shared devices may mean that this is done outside of normal school hours.
Parents should encourage students to login to the Teams application each morning to look at their assignments and plan their day, giving priority to live lessons where possible.
We expect that students will be completing schoolwork every day, Monday to Friday, and submitting completed work to staff to enable staff to provide feedback and support.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Attendance at live lessons will be recorded by teachers. Staff will also collate information regarding work submitted and access to the platforms used by school. This information will be collated and any concerns about students not accessing work will be communicated to parents with offers of help and support as appropriate.
Students will have a weekly whole school assembly. Tutors will also call tutees regularly to complete welfare checks and this is an opportunity for you to speak with the member of staff about your child’s engagement.
We will contact you by letter if we have serious concerns about your child’s engagement with remote learning.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows:
Teachers will offer feedback on work submitted and this will include a positive comment and a comment to support further development and progress.
Teachers will also reward students for the submission of work via the Show my Homework platform via the achievement point section.
Live feedback will be provided in live lessons where this is appropriate.