As we all get used to the new normal, remote teaching has become an embedded part of our daily lives across Worksop College & Ranby House. With a solid six months of experience, our educators are used to working in a different way – using technology and creative teaching techniques to ensure continuity of education for all our learners.
"That we can count on the school in an incredibly stressful and unsettling time has been so reassuring"
So what can pupils working from home expect?
A full day
For children in Yr 7 onwards, remote teaching starts at 8.45am and finishes at 4.30pm every day, with live lessons and face-to face teaching. Interactive lessons happen across all subjects, with the ability to see demonstrations across a number of subjects - Food & Nutrition, DT and Science, to name a few! With the help of a visualiser, our teachers have the ability to show text, images and video in large scale, ensuring those at home can access the lesson.
For younger learners (Year 3 – 6) pupils access their timetabled lessons from home. By accessing Office 365, using their unique username and password, children simply join their class ‘meeting’. Teachers have a camera and microphone, so the pupil can receive guidance, support and participate in their lessons from Maths and English, to Spanish and Music, as well as other specialist lessons
Making use of technology, examples of work can be shared and pupils at home can see their classmates too.
Our our very youngest learners are not forgotten! Children in Nursery to Yr 2 can access lesson via the education version of Zoom - where parents can supervise their child in class-based activities. Working with the class teacher, we can arrange timings for parents to access suitable lessons, where children's activities and tasks are explained, shared and discussed with their peers.
And think it’s all about the classroom? From Year 7, Sports, Music, Art and DT happen remotely too! From live Athletic Development sessions to 1:1 Music tuition, our Co-curricular offer is an important part of what we do. Here’s an example of what those working from home can expect from our subject specialists.
Support and community
It’s the start of a new year and new friendships are just being made, so for those who might learning from home - this support is vital! Frm Year 7, tutorials can happen online, with pupils linked to their House mates and peers through Skype and Microsoft Team chats. We even do online assembles and chapel services - that way parents can dial in too!
Homework is set online, so pupils can access it wherever they are in the world. This can be completed, submitted, feedback given and redrafts sent- all at the touch of a few buttons.
If you’re worried about continuity of education for your children or children – get in touch about the support in place for those joining us in-year.