Where the college is put into national lockdown measures or where students are obliged to stay away from college following a positive test for Covid-19 or when self-isolating as a result of being a close contact, the following offer applies to all of our 16-19 learners.
Access to remote learning
All students have the capacity to work from home. Where students do not have their own laptops, they have been provided and can be requested. Where students do not have Wi-Fi, support is also available. No student should be in a position where they are unable to access work. If a student does experience difficulties, they should immediately contact student services.
Provision of remote learning
Students required to work remotely, will be able to access lessons via Microsoft TEAMS. They should join the lessons at the normal lesson times according to their timetables. Teachers will make the live lessons available via TEAMS. The screen will be shared so students studying at home see all PowerPoints / worksheets that students in the class get to see. Subjects offering a tutorial model rather than whole-class teaching approach will do 1-1 and small group meetings rather than the whole-class screen share. Required worksheets and other documents will be placed in the appropriate channel on the class TEAMS page.
Expectations of students and teachers
Students are expected to complete all classwork and homework as normal unless they are too ill to study. Assessments and feedback will be submitted and provided electronically in all subjects. This will vary from course to course and be dependent on the nature of the submission. It will be either through the “Assignment” function of TEAMS, via the OneDrive or via email.
Subjects which require specialist facilities
Where students require specialist facilities or where they work individually or in groups on practical tasks (such as in Art, Photography, Dance, Drama, Performing Arts, Sport and Science) this will be considered, and delivery models adjusted accordingly. During any prolonged lockdown, students of practical subjects will be treated like key worker students who maintain opportunities to work on site in Covid-secure activities. In addition, specialist software is available to allow for students to complete remote group work where required.
Students who receive Additional Learning Support are able to stay in contact with the team who will continue to provide support. Students with disabilities or learning needs who need to be in college to study effectively will be able to do so.