Years 7 - 11: Remote learning
If you have any queries regarding remote learning for your child please contact our remote learning coordinator in the first instance kersty.smith@
Please use the below emails to get help
Where a child has problems with / has lost a password. We will reset and get back to you on the same day during the week
For any help other than passwords with remote learning. This will be monitored daily. This includes requests for printed work to be sent home.
For any queries or support not covered by the emails above, including free school meals and if pupils or parents need any support from school.
ACCESSING GOOGLE CLASSROOM FROM OTHER DEVICES
Any games consoles with a browser can be used to access Google Classroom.
Below are videos showing you how to do this, youtube videos for xbox and playstation.
Google classroom video guide
What do I do if my child has been sent home as part of a bubble?
We are using Google classroom as our main platform for remote learning; this is a platform that can be used on phones, tablets and laptops. (see below for more information)
From Monday 28th September all subjects in all year groups will have a resource where students can access work they would be doing in school. If your child is self-isolating within a year group bubble and under the instruction of the school, they will receive a Google classroom lesson during their timetabled period.
For example, Monday period 1 if your child has History, they will log on to their History Google Classroom through the school website (or Google app) and a history teacher will be conducting a lesson. Your child will be able to submit typed comments and complete work as directed by their teacher through written comments.
What should I expect work wise if my child is self-isolating due to exhibiting symptoms or awaiting a family member’s test result?
If your child is at home under these circumstances your child’s class teacher will direct them to activities and resources in the Google Classroom for them to complete independently.. There will be work for them to complete and they are able to return this to their class teacher electronically. Class teachers will be checking work regularly for these students.
Note: if your child is self-isolating and NOT part of a bubble that has been sent home from school they will be able to access the work of Google classroom, but they will not be receiving an actual Google classroom lesson from their teacher, they will be accessing the materials online to work independently.
What if I have no internet access?
If your child has indicated that they do not have internet access then we are able to send a pack of photocopied work home. If you are worried or concerned that the pack of work has not arrived within a few days of your child being isolated, please contact the below members of staff to assist you with this
Once your child has completed their set work it is important that they receive feedback and it is marked. You are able to drop it into the office or post it back labelled clearly with your child’s name, their year group and the following staff member’s name. You are also able to pick up or request Work Pack 2 to be sent out or collected.
Mrs Tonge - email@example.com
Mrs T Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Mujagic - email@example.com
Ms Knee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Massey - email@example.com
Ms Lewis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Aspinall - email@example.com
Mrs Hunt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs L Taylor - email@example.com
Mrs S Barnard - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then notify you (via text, email or phone call) when the marked pack is ready to collect.
Recording of Live streaming Lessons
In the interest of safeguarding and so that students can view live streams/lessons at a later date, all live teaching will be recorded by staff and uploaded to Google Classroom following the session. Students should participate in live lessons in a suitable learning environment which will not jeopardise your family’s privacy or disturb the live lesson for others. As always at Werneth, we have high expectations for conduct of students who participate in live lessons and anyone not meeting our expectations may be muted from the lesson or removed completely from it.
Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
On the first full day of absence your child will be directed to follow their in school timetable through Google Classroom.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We broadly teach the same curriculum as we do in school. In some instances, subject leaders may reorganise the topics or time spent on topics to make sure that students learn new concepts with as much teacher input and involvement as possible. The curriculum for home learning is challenging and in line with expectations for the planned curriculum.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly 5 hours per day. Students follow their normal in school timetable and are expected to check in with their form teacher at the beginning of each day to ensure they have an effective and smooth start to their learning. Independent work and homework may mean that your child completes additional work beyond the 5 hours, but it is also important to ensure that work is balanced with leisure.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We use Google Classroom and Google Meet for our lessons in school. Your child has been added to the Google Classrooms for each subject and can access these from Google directly or by following the link on the website Staff/Students>Website Learning Links> Google Classroom
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
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:
Laptops have been issued to students who we are aware do not have devices that allow them to access online learning.
If your child does not have a device that allows them to access online learning, and you believe you need a laptop and you have no other means of accessing one please email email@example.com with the following information
Subject heading: Laptop
Provide your child’s full name.
State that you require a device (laptop) to access online learning.
State if you have wifi broadband capable of viewing videos such as iPlayer or Netflix.
When further laptops are made available to school we will contact you regards providing a device to your child. We have currently issued 160 devices to families and are awaiting further devices from the DFE.
We also provide workpacks for students to complete paper based work if they do not have access to digital or online resources. Packs are compiled to include 2 weeks worth of work and are posted, or available for collection. Workpacks can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Work should be returned to school so that it can be marked and feedback given to help your child progress.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We aim to offer a remote education as close to the in school education your child would receive. Students are taught following their in school timetable. Your child will be taught by their normal class teacher for their subjects.
Teacher led sessions will take place through live Google Classroom and Google Meet lessons. Lessons will be 50 minutes long to allow students to take screen breaks. Teachers are available throughout the lessons to give subject specific instructions and explanations, lead group discussions and direct students through independent work and provide feedback.
At KS3 students will have project based work for Art, Drama, Dance and PE set weekly. Students will be expected to complete this work independently and submit their work for feedback. Teachers will be available to support any queries.
At KS4 students are taught live lessons for all of their curriculum subjects through either Google Classroom or Google Meet.
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?
Students are expected to take part in every timetabled lesson where possible. They should complete a register at the start of the lesson, engage fully with their teacher and peers where directed to and submit their assignments in line with deadlines set by teachers. You can support your child by encouraging them to actively take part in class discussions on the stream and in google meet lessons and by helping them submit their work on time.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Our designated remote learning lead, Kersty Smith, monitors the registers and makes contact with heads of year on a weekly basis. Form tutors and class teachers also follow up through Edulink if students have not been engaging in their work.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Class teachers continue to assess your child’s progress through a variety of methods in the lessons. This will take the form of submitted assignments students have completed as part of their lesson in the same way as their classwork would be assessed in exercise books; through whole class discussions in the Google classroom stream and in discussions in Google Meet lessons.
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. Your child will have a variety of methods to gain feedback. This ranges from:
verbal feedback from their teacher in the lesson either on the Google classroom or in a Google Meet
verbal feedback in lessons quizzes
whole group feedback sheets
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Learning Support Assistants make weekly contact with parents to review how we can best support your child’s learning
We have designated Google Classrooms for students who require additional support
Learning Support Assistants take part in Google Classroom and Google Meet sessions to continue the support that students would receive in school
Differentiated work is provided for students working with workpacks
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
When an individual pupil needs to self isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school work is set for the student to complete on Google Classroom. The student is able to receive support for their learning by utilising the comments on the stream.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Students will be expected to access the work set on Google Classroom if they are isolating and will therefore follow the same planned curriculum as those in school.
School hours are from 8.45am to 3.10pm.
|8.45||9.05||Registration / Assembly / Form Period|
Homework – Information and Key staff Year 7. Usernames and passwords enquiries please contact your form tutor.
Remote Learning Y7
Remote Learning Y8
|H. Markham / R. Smith *W/Th||W||Helen.Markham@wernethschool.com / Rachael .Smith@wernethschool.com|
|H. Aked/R. Craven (Thu)||N||Heather.Aked@wernethschool.com / Ruth.Craven@wernethschool.com|
Remote Learning Year 9
|K. Hibbert/ A. Clegg||R||Kimberley.Hibbert@wernethschool.com / Anthea.Clegg@wernethschool.com|
Remote Learning Y10
|A. Elder / K. Kiernan *F||W||Amelia.Elder@wernethschool.com / Karen.Kiernan@wernethschool.com|
|J. McKenna||C||James .McKenna@wernethschool.com|
Remote Learning Y11
Covid - Mental Health Support