What is 'Remote education'?
As a result of Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education (DfE) asked all schools to provide remote education, using a digital education platform, to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance. This might include:
- occasions when school leaders decide that it is not possible for their setting to open safely, or that opening would contradict guidance from local or central government
- occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend their school but are able to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness
What is a digital education platform?
A digital education platform is a place where pupils' learning experience at home can continue as close to normal as possible. The platforms are purpose-built for remote learning in a way that a school website isn't. For example, teachers can communicate directly with pupils, set individualised tasks, let pupils work together, and give personalised feedback.
What digital education platform do we use?
We use Google Classroom as our digital education platform.
At the start of the year, pupils enrol in a google classroom for each of their subjects using a special code generated by their teachers. Pupils then have access to additional teaching resources and/or online learning to support their in-class provision.
There are additional educational platforms used by specific subjects. For example, KS3 science use Kerboodle for homework tasks and revision of key words.
Further information can be found in our Remote Education Policy, which is located on the Policies section of our website.