Useful links for remote learning
Remote learning is when the pupil and teacher are separated by distance and/or time and therefore cannot meet for education in a traditional classroom setting. It is also referred to as distance learning or virtual learning. Simply put, it is learning away from school, where a teacher delivers education using a computer and it happens over the internet.
Newham PRUs is constantly reviewing the delivery of the education it provides and this encompasses remote learning. In line with the Government’s directives and guidelines introduced in 2020, we have built a remote learning strategy that aims to ensure that there are opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.
Newham PRUs aims to meet the government directive (Coronavirus Act 2020 Provision of Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity Direction - 22 October 2020) by creating and giving access to high quality online and offline resources. We aim to teach an equivalent core curriculum that is “planned and well sequenced” with ambitious work set “each day in a number of different subjects” delivered by a teacher, with the requisite skills and training.
When educating in the home as part of a blended learning facility, Newham PRUs will seek to utilise the specialist skills of our SEN staff. Where SEN meets IT in the realm of remote learning, it will allow the highly specialised and skilled staff of Newham PRUs to innovate and develop an educational platform that will support the vulnerable learners through the Covid era and beyond.
Newham PRUs wants to provide our disadvantaged students with the learning technology of today for a better tomorrow and to help them be the best that they can be.
Where a class, group or an individual pupil needs to self-isolate, or if risk assessments and/or local restrictions require pupils to remain at home, Newham PRUs have the capacity to offer immediate remote education. We aim to deliver the same quality and level of education utilising the latest technology, but where the curriculum is delivered via the remote learning platform, Google Classroom.
Remote Learning Schedule:
- Pupil identified as having Covid symptoms or needs to isolate or presents as a risk
- Student is placed in a remote learning form group
- Student is allocated an online timetable
- Chromebook is delivered to the student’s home by the RLT
- Pupils receive a Timetable, Student Guide and login details
- Parents and pupils sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) agreement
- Pupils are now ready for learning and any problems can be reported to the RLTPupils use the same login as they have in school and the Chromebooks are set up to only be used as school devices. The Chromebooks are filtered using the RM Buzz system for educational purposes. Teachers set work that is accessible to students in Google classrooms. Lessons that are timetabled can be both online (live) or can be off-line. Online lessons are live with a teacher present, who will make direct contact with pupils using Google classroom. These live lessons can be recorded as per the Acceptable Use Policy. At other times, offline lessons are in place, with work set and time to complete. To note:
- Newham PRUs have invested heavily in delivering remote learning.
- All pupils and staff at Newham PRUs are registered on the Google platform.
- Staff have received Google Classroom training in order to deliver remote learning
- There is a Remote Learning Team (RLT) that supports online learning.
- All pupils will have access to their own individual Chromebook in 2020/21
- Google Classroom will also be used in the classroom at Tunmarsh and New Directions
- Google Classroom allows access to learning 24/7 Our Targets
- Newham PRUs is striving to further develop remote learning and the Google classroom experience and as such, 2020/21 will be a year of development and exploration. Our targets are simple but achievable and we hope to build a solid provision for all of our students.
- Ensure all students have access to Google classroom for remote learning.
- Minimise Covid-19 contamination by ensuring all students have access to their own Chromebook.
- Create timetables that deliver appropriate education to all identified pupils who need to isolate.
- Clear systems in place to support the remote learning process, with point of contact for home.
- Daily learning interaction with pupils.
- Clear systems in place for tracking hardware and use.
- Filtering systems in place for pupil internet safety.
- Staff training
- Intranet for self-help user support.
- Clear timetables and routines established for key stage 3 and key stage 4 students
- Online resources developed further to support and consolidate previously taught content
- Differentiation of online resources
- Links made between on-site learning and remote education
- Increased daily interaction with students, developing online and offline lessons
- Teachers setting work through Google classroom
- Delivery of multiple daily live lessons as part of remote learning
- Accredited staff training towards Google educator status
- Use of Chromebooks onsite for learning in Google classrooms
- All students with individual, accessible and recognisable Chromebook
- Development of marking and assessment systems in Google classroom
- Development of the Google platform for whole school use.
- Teachers collaborate within their department/teams to simplify their original schemes of learning, ensuring they are fit for purpose for remote learning and in the virtual world.
- Staff qualify as Google educators
- Google technology is used to support engagement from students
- Mentoring and therapeutic interventions are developed and implemented using Google
- Pupils are allocated work which can be marked within realistic timeframes in Google classroom
- Pupils with SEND - receive personalised feedback using Google classroom
- Seamless blended learning with use of online and paper-based resources as appropriate
- Clear pathways for onsite and remote learning
- Clear differentiated timetables for remote learning
- Pupils/homes discuss their work via the Google platform