Remote learning is where the student and the teacher are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment. Remote learning requires students and teachers to remain connected and engaged with the content while students are working from their homes.
A student may need to access remote learning if they are self-isolating or if their “bubble” or year group is not permitted to attend school.
Learning and Teaching at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School encourages students to:
- take an active role in the learning process
- learn with others, working collaboratively to make progress
- develop the skills of independence, creativity and resilience
- learn in a variety of ways and encourage creativity
- be empowered to take responsibility for their own learning
- evaluate their own learning, the learning of others and act on feedback to make progress
Our Remote Learning Strategy has been developed to ensure that the most appropriate and innovative approaches are utilised as effectively as possible to continue to give young people these same opportunities to develop and make progress whilst learning remotely.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found that the effectiveness of remote teaching is determined by many of the same factors as determine the effectiveness of live classroom teaching.
- ensuring pupils receive clear explanations
- supporting growth in confidence with new material through scaffolded practice
- application of new knowledge or skills
- enabling pupils to receive feedback on how to progress
These characteristics of good teaching are more important than the medium of delivery, be it in the ‘live’ classroom or through remote provision (whether or not that remote provision is live or pre-recorded).
Where remote education recreates at least some aspects of this interactivity and intentional dialogue, teaching is likely to be more effective, support pupil motivation and lead to better progress.
- Ensure consistency in the approach to remote learning for all students who are not in school
- Provide clear expectations to all members of the school community with regard to the delivery of high-quality remote learning
- Ensure continuous delivery of the school curriculum, as well as supporting the motivation, health and wellbeing of all students and ensuring parental support
- Ensure appropriate high-quality CPD and support for all teaching staff to facilitate the delivery of remote education
- Support effective communication between the school and students and their families
We continue to follow the latest DfE guidance and our Remote Learning Policy sets out expectations, roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in more detail. As a school, our preferred platforms are Microsoft Office 365 (including Teams) and Edmodo. Our Remote Learning Standard can be found here.
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