Remote Learning at Gosfield School
New Ways of Learning
Thank you for all your support, communication and understanding. The systems that have been set up are second to none and very impressive.’
Both the new developments for blended learning and remote learning, have required significant organisation and creative endeavour. And this has been our focus, in the face of new problems and new barriers, to develop a creative response. In so doing we have discovered new opportunities which have enhanced and enriched our pupils’ experience – many pupils progressed beyond where we would normally expect them to be in the last period of remote learning, and new experiences such as our drop-down days have emerged which would probably not have happened without lockdown.
Blended Learning Provision at Gosfield
When we have pupils in School, our focus is on maintaining as much normality and opportunity for pupils to learn, develop and enjoy their time in School despite the construction of bubble groups and the demands of social distancing.
To ensure that no pupil misses out on education whilst away from the School site, blended learning strategies are implemented. Pupils can access their lessons from home through Microsoft Teams and turn in their work to their teachers for helpful feedback.
Remote Learning Provision at Gosfield
‘The home learning resources, and the remote support is more than we could have hoped for.’
‘Really impressive. Thanks to all involved!’
When working remotely, our focus is on delivering the best online learning experience we can during this a lockdown period. All pupils follow their regular timetable of lessons, but from home.
The use of technology and innovative ways of teaching and learning have become more important than ever to ensure our children continue to achieve their very best.
Our skilled teachers have built our remote learning curriculum around our current curriculum content, adapting where necessary to ensure engagement and progress. Just as in the classroom our teachers are aware that our learners learn in different ways and have different levels of engagement and adapt the online learning provision to reflect this. Our SEND learners have a program that is fully supportive.
Our remote learning provision utilises the platform of Microsoft Teams to offer a blend of live video meetings, pre-recorded material and independent challenges. To ensure consistency and ease of access, our Reception class children access their learning through our online learning journal platform, Tapestry.
‘Thank you for making the on-line teaching structures so accessible.’
Dropdown days offer pupils some variety and additional challenges, away from their computer screens. Our STEM Challenge day during the current period of remote learning will link to the 2021 British Science week theme of “Innovating for the Future” and we hope that this will offer another fantastic experience for our pupils following the huge success of our last “STEM Island” day which ran during the previous lockdown. As with the last lockdown, remote opportunities for extension and challenge will continue to be broadcast for all year groups.
Years 11 and 13
‘Thank you for all your time and considerable effort invested in support of the Year 11 cohort.’
For these important exam groups, our focus is on ensuring that we are catering for all possible eventualities, as we await final guidance from Ofqual and the examination boards.
Supporting our pupils and families with their emotional wellbeing is also a priority for the school. We know that the emotional wellbeing of our pupils is equally as important as academic success. With this in mind, we check in with all our pupils through daily online lessons and continue to deliver our PSHE scheme of work alongside regular Tutor sessions. All pupils attend weekly virtual School and House assemblies where we come together as a school community and foster the feeling of belonging. To find out more, our admissions team remain virtually open to discuss how we can support your child’s educational future.