Delivering Remote Learning and Teaching
What can you expect from us?
As we all know, the Coronavirus pandemic has made us do things a bit differently for the safety and welfare of all of our children, young people, staff and families, and this includes shifting to remote learning and teaching to allow us all to follow the national guidance. We want to ensure continuity of education for all of our children and young people wherever we can, and our schools will do this in the following ways:
- Our first priority is to keep everyone safe, and we will always follow our guidance to make sure of this
- We will plan a range of research tasks, project work and practical activities that can be carried out both online or away from a digital device that is suitable for the age, stage and needs of each child and young person
- When your child's teacher plans your child's learning they will make sure that what they ask to be sent to them will allow them to give feedback to your child on how they are doing
- We will support you in any way we can with remote learning, so please let us know if there are any problems or stumbling blocks. We might get in touch from time to time - this is not to check up on you but just to make sure everything is going ok and you don't have any problems we could help with
About your child's school day
- We will provide a weekly plan which will give an overview of what learners should complete and all activities will be available for learners by 9:30am each day or as appropriate depending on their timetable if they are in secondary school.
- Your child's teachers will be available to support their class or classes during the usual school hours but please help us by making allowances for them to support all of their learners from a distance. We will be trying to stick to our normal timetables and daily routines to make this easy for everyone.
- Your child's teachers will let every learner know what is expected from them and what they will learn through the activities that have been planned for them.
- Your child will be asked to send in electronic written activities or examples which will allow our teachers to make sure that the work set for them is meeting their needs and they continue to progress.
- Your child's school will provide feedback to your child on how they are doing so they know they are on the right path.
- Primary school learners
- For our primary school learners, we will continue to focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing and the work set for them will be similar to the work set in class. Learning videos will be posted online the agreed platform to support any new learning
Secondary school learners
- For our secondary school learners, particularly those doing qualifications this year, we will focus on following course timelines so we can get the assessment evidence we need to give to the Scottish Qualifications Authority at the right time
- If they are in secondary school, your child's school will make sure that they have an overview of all of the work and activities being set for your child, so we can make sure they are not being set too much or too little and there is a balance across all subjects
Keeping in touch
- Your child's school will provide regular opportunities for learners to speak to them and ask questions online and will let them know how to do this
- Your child's school will be in touch with parents and carers to let you know what you can do to support learning and keep learners on track, but please don't put too much pressure on yourselves