In the event of a full or partial school closure, Oaks Park is committed to providing continuity of education to its students and will do so through a process of remote (online) learning. Extensive remote learning would apply particularly in a situation in which the school is closed for an extended period of time, but a high proportion of students and teachers are healthy, and able to work as normal from home.
Recent experience has provided the opportunity for students to undertake belnded learning as a result of having to self isolate from school.
Parents will be notified of all communication via all the normal means and details of plans will also be published on this website.
What is taught?
The full curriculum will continue to be taught remotely.
In some physical and practical subjects there will have to be adaptations made to account for students not being on site.
Students can expect the same guided learning hours for examination courses as if they were in school.
How will the curriculum be delivered?
- All work will be assigned to teaching groups via Google Classroom.
- All work will be assigned per timetabled lesson.
- Appropriate resources will be shared.
- Google Meet will be used for all learning interactions during timetabled lessons.
- Pupils will have the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with their class teacher on a usual timetable basis
- Parts of lessons may be pre-recorded to support team collaboration.
- Teachers will take attendance to students that attend online.
- Students who fail to attend will be contacted as non-engagers
Teachers will use a range of resources to present information/interact with students.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Presenting screen
All work should be ‘handed in’ via Google Classroom.
Feedback will be provided to students by a range of means.
How much remote provision will there be?
- Students will be provided with 5 hours of lessons per day. This may include teacher instruction, time for independent study, responding to questions and feedback from teachers.
- Students will continue to receive a weekly pastoral programme that will include an assembly from pastoral leaders and from time with tutors.
- School Day
What platforms are used for remote learning?
As a Google school, Oaks Park will deliver all remote provision primarily through G-Suites for education.
Individual subjects may use thrid party apps and platforms that are specific to the subject area.
School assessments including PPEs are indertaken through Exams.net.
What happens if students are unable to access the work remotely?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
- Parents will be contacted to identify issues.
- Students may be invited into school where barriers to access exist.
- Where there is capacity students may be offered a laptop loan. These will be prioritised for disadvantaged students and those who are due to take exams.
How should students engage with learning?
Students sould be present in all lessons and be prepared to participate fully in dialogue with the teacher and other students. Verbal communication is encouraged. Where this is not possible students should be prepared to use the chat facility on Google Meet.
Where students are not engaging with learning parents will be contacted by the school.
Assessment and Feedback
- Students will continue to be assessed as per subject assessment schedules.
- Assessments will be adapted to be delivered online.
- Feedback will be provided to assessed work as per the assessment plan.
- Reports will continue to be issued to parents.
- Parents' evenings will be delivered online via school cloud.
How will students with additional needs be supported?
Students with additional needs will continue to be supported by Teaching Assistants working online to support students in lessons. Teachers will continue to work with TAs to monitor and support the progress of all students and ensure that appropriate guidance and resources are provided to meet students needs.
For students with visual impairments (VI): teachers will continue to work with the VI department to provided appropriately adapted resources to meet the needs of students.
What provision will there be for self isolating students?
Where students are self isolating and the majority of students are in school lessons resources and instructions will continue to be provided via Google Classroom.
Students should continue to submit their work via Google Classroom.
Students will be able to access assessments remotely while self isolating.