Remote Learning

Campion remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students 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 students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to students at home
A student’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.
Campion school aims to deliver a remote broad and balanced curriculum for all students in line with their normal school timetable. However, we have needed to make some adaptations to ensure students attending on site provision have sufficient supervision. The change to our planned curriculum is that we will not offer live remote teaching for core PE, students will be set practical activities and encouraged to complete these independently at home.
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 students broadly the following number of hours each day:
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
All students can access their live lessons and independent study tasks via Google Classroom. All students have been invited to their relevant Google Classrooms and links for live lessons will be posted daily.
Homework tasks will also be signposted via Show My Homework to allow parents and carers to support students in meeting homework deadlines.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
Funding is available to the school to provide students from disadvantaged families (free school meals, student premium, looked-after or in care) to purchase devices, mobile data or internet provision to support with remote learning. If you’re child is struggling to access their learning remotely please inform your year manager in the first instance.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:
• live teaching (online lessons) for one hour per timetables subject with the
exception of core PE.
• recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
• textbooks and reading books students have at home
• GCSE Pod for students in years 9,10 and 11
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?
All students are expected to attend their live virtual tutor time at 9.30am every day. We ask for you to support your child in establishing a working routine whilst at home and to ensure they are up and dressed appropriately for their lessons. Students must attend all timetabled lessons; our teachers will take a register at the start of each lesson to allow us to track attendance.
We strongly encourage all students to have their cameras and microphones on during their lessons to make for a more interactive and live learning experience. Teachers will instruct students when to mute microphones to allow for uninterrupted teacher delivery. Please encourage your child to fully participate and to answer questions as directed by their teacher to ensure they get as much as possible from each lesson, and to allow our teachers to check they have understood and engaged with the lesson content.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
All teachers will monitor student engagement in lessons, this will focus upon their involvement in the lesson and the quality of the work they produce and submit. Where a student is not engaging well in a lesson and/or they are not submitting work class teachers will email home to share these concerns. Concerns will also be shared with the Year Manager and Progress Lead to allow them to track student engagement across the full suite of subjects studied.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
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.
Where formal assessments are set students will receive personalised feedback. This will be recorded against the submitted assignment on Google Classroom or sent via email.
Additional support for students 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 students, for example some students 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 students in the following ways:
• All students with an Educational and Health Care plan should attend school during this time. This is ultimately the best way that their individual needs can be met. Where parents/carers have chosen not to send their child in, then the SENDCO will offer a personal virtual classroom and support students daily and talk regularly to parents/carers.
• Other students with additional needs will receive weekly remote support with a “check-in” from a member of the Inclusion team. Members of the Inclusion team will also, where possible, support by joining their virtual classrooms to enable direct support.
• There will be regular communication between the SEND team and parents/carers to ensure that the child’s needs continue to be met and where not strongly explore the option of attending in school provision either for full time or for a weekly support session.
Remote education for self-isolating students
Where individual students need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching students both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Where possible teachers will invite students who are self-isolating to attend the live lesson remotely via Google Classroom. Please respect that this places the class teacher under additional pressures to manage the students attending in person and engage those who are attending remotely. Teachers will also share all of the lesson resources in the Google Classroom.