Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust and Archbishop Holgate’s School are committed to providing good quality learning resources to all children who are currently not able to attend school. This document sets out our key principles.

Our Universal Offer

  • An online Google Classroom for each subject (excepting PSHCE and Core PE in Y7 and Y8 and Guidance and Character and Culture in Year 9)
  • A year group Google Classroom to access well-being resources, support from their HOY, key notices and Act of Collective worship each week
  • Google Meet form time twice a week
  • Work set for each subject every week, that matches the total number of hours on their timetable for that subject
  • Class teachers online throughout all their timetabled hours to support students and answer questions
  • High quality resources that are differentiated and adapted to make them suitable for distance learning
  • Some ‘live’ interactions with teachers, for all students, each week
  • Progress checks set once a half term that offer individualise feedback on student work and gives specific detail about how students can make further progress
  • Optional half term and holiday homework and DEAR reading resources

KEY
PRINCIPLES

Work should be differentiated to meet the needs of all students.

Teachers should set approximately 45 minutes of work for a one-hour lesson in KS3 and 55 minutes in KS4.

All class teachers will be available throughout the timetabled lessons to answer questions and support students.

There should be clear instructions to enable students to complete the work, either through narrated resources or delivered live.

Work should be formatted specifically to suit online learning.

A progress check should be carried out each half term, in each subject.

All work should allow for regular checks to student understanding.

CONTACT/SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

The Headteacher’s bulletin will be sent to parents each day.

Heads of Year will post to the Year Group notices via Google Classrooms each day.

Google Meet ‘live’ form time twice a week.

A daily register will be taken each morning, to allow pastoral staff to support parents in ensuring that their child is ready for online learning each day.

Lesson registers will be taken during each period, allowing HOY to offer support to students who are struggling to access their online learning.

Heads of Year will contact students who are not engaging in their home learning to offer further support.

School will loan a Chromebook to any student who needs it to access online learning.

CHECKING
WORK

Work set via Google Classrooms will be reviewed by teachers each week.

Progress checks will be marked in detail once a half term, with individual feedback given to help students make progress.

Parents will be informed of the marking and feedback plan for each half term.

Staff will use a range of online methods to review progress, including live Q&A, live marking, modelling, Google quizzes and forms, Seneca and self-marking materials.

INCLUSION/
SAFEGUARDING

The SENDCo (or key worker for Sixth Form students) will contact children with an EHCP weekly (or more) to check in and support home learning.

The DSLs will make weekly, or in some cases daily, contact with vulnerable pupils.

CPOMs will continue to be used to record any issues/concerns.

Staff will consider the e- safety policy at all times.

All eligible children will be strongly encouraged to attend in-school provision each day.

All live lessons will be recorded by the teacher and recording stored securely for 30 days.

All students will be shown the online code of conduct at the start of each live lesson.

We are committed to providing all students with an excellent quality of online learning, supporting them to learn effectively from home and continue to make good progress in their studies. We also aim to emphasise and support the importance of students maintaining healthy and habits and good routines to aid well-being, in addition to making home learning as productive as possible for students and parents working from home. The below sets out our offer for each year group.

Years 7 and 8

A Google Classroom for each subject and their form group.

A full daily timetable that runs the same as their in-school timetable.

Each lesson (excepting Core PE and PSHCE) delivered as a fully narrated pre-recorded lesson or a live lesson.

Teachers available throughout every timetabled lesson to answer questions, via Google Classroom or Google Meet. This means that a student always has access to their subject teacher to ask question or receive further guidance.

Suggested activities in Core PE and PSHCE, linked to healthy routines and student well being.

Weekly form-tutor meetings, via Google Meet to aid social interaction.

Regular feedback and a full progress check once a half term.

Year 9

A Google Classroom for each subject and their form group.

A full daily timetable that runs the same as their in-school timetable.

A blended approach of ‘live’ teaching and narrated resources. This will include some live content each week, in all subject areas, with narrated resources being used to aid delivery where appropriate.

All class teachers available throughout every lesson, via Google classroom, to answer questions, carry out live marking and give students support and feedback.

Suggested activities in Core PE, Guidance and Character and Culture.

Weekly form-tutor meetings, via Google Meet to aid social interaction.

Regular feedback and a full progress check once a half term.

Years 10 to 13

A Google Classroom for each subject and their form group.

A full daily timetable that runs the same as their in-school timetable.

Live teaching for each timetabled lesson (except Core PE and Y12 Enrichment), with the teacher available for the full hour via Google Meet.

All class teachers available throughout every lesson, via Google classroom, to answer questions, carry out live marking and give students support and feedback.

Suggested activities in Core PE, (Year 10 & Year 11).

In Years 12 and 13, regular homework set to ensure that students continue to follow their full programme of study and embed their learning effectively.

Regular feedback and a full progress check once a half term.

Documents

For more information, please see our full home learning offer.