Lutterworth College Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents and Carers
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students, parents and carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught at home
Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Yes, all students will continue to follow the Lutterworth College curriculum whilst working remotely. However, we will make adaptations where necessary. For example, where a class is studying a practical subject, it may be more appropriate that the curriculum sequence is altered so that students study theoretical components remotely.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
Remote learning will be set inline with a student’s normal school timetable. Our advice is for students to follow their usual school timetable – completing the work set for each lesson in sequence. They can do this by clicking on ‘Timetable’ when t logged in to Show My Homework (Satchel), or by working through the To Do list.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Remote learning for students will be accessed using our platform Show My Homework (Satchel). All students are familiar with this platform which is typically used for accessing home learning. If there are any issues with accessing the system please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. In these cases, families must make their mentor aware of any specific issues with online access and the school will endeavour to support. (Note that staff email addresses use the format email@example.com, and you can find a full list here.)
How will my child be taught remotely?
Our remote learning guidance that has been issued to staff:
- All work must be set using Show My Homework using the ‘Classwork’ option
- Work will need to be set and uploaded for lessons in line with a student’s typical timetable.
- The online platform Loom should be used to provide all instructional teaching.
- Oak National, BBC Bitesize, Hegarty and other platforms can be used to support lessons where appropriate.
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We expect that pupils follow their normal school timetable when working remotely and submit work to their teachers as detailed on Show My Homework (Satchel).
We would advise that parents and carers support their child by providing a quiet space for their learning and reminding them to follow their normal school timetable.
If you have a question about a particular lesson or subject, you should get in touch with the teacher directly by email.
For any pastoral issues, please contact your child’s mentor in the first instance, or their Pastoral Manager.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
During this period of remote learning, staff at Lutterworth College will continue to be available to provide pastoral and academic support for our students.
The school expects that all pupils will engage fully with the remote learning provision. Class teachers will monitor engagement through Show My Homework (Satchel) and report any concerns to the appropriate person.
We endeavour to contact all students for fortnightly wellbeing checks. Mentors and pastoral managers will try to make these checks my phoning home in the first instance, but we may email if we can’t get through.
Our teaching assistants, academic mentors and Progress and Achievement Leaders (PALs) and Personal Coach will continue to offer support by phone.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
When students are working remotely student submissions will be acknowledged through Show My Homework (Satchel) for parents and carers to view.
Feedback will be issued inline with the school’s normal marking and feedback policy.
In addition to this, teachers may use a range of feedback including quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms.
Additional support for students with particular needs
We recognise that some students, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students in the following ways:
- Remote learning lessons should follow the same structure students are accustomed to in lessons.
- Remote learning should be provided via pre-recorded videos. These videos can be paused, slowed down, sped up, and rewatched at any time.
- Teachers will provide clear instructions for each task uploaded onto Show My Homework (Satchel).
- Students will receive regular phone calls from their allocated teaching assistant.
- Students are encouraged to contact their subject teacher via email for any additional help.
For any urgent SEND needs, our SENDCo Liz Thornton can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote education for self-isolating students
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Any student self-isolating should follow their school timetable whilst working remotely. Learning resources for each lesson will be uploaded onto Show My Homework (Satchel).