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Lonsdale's Remote Learning Provision

This page will give you information about Lonsdale's Remote Learning Provision.

Lonsdale School have developed its remote provision throughout the Covid-19 pandemic from February 2020 onwards. The 'Student Area' of our website is a secure area with dedicated tabs for each class group. Daily Home Learning Plans are uploaded for pupils who are not able to attend school for a variety of reasons. Weekly set homework tasks can also be found there.

You can find our Remote Learning Policy and further information at the bottom of this page.

Please contact Claudia Thiele (DHT) at cthiele@lonsdale.herts.sch.uk with any questions or feedback regarding Remote Learning.

                                                             

The DfE outlines clearly the expectations for remote education for schools. When teaching pupils remotely, schools are expected to:

  • set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • set work that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school
  • provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher or through high-quality curriculum resources or videos
  • have systems for checking, at least weekly, whether pupils are engaging with their work, and inform parents immediately where engagement is a concern
  • gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum using questions and other suitable tasks, and provide feedback, at least weekly, using digitally facilitated or whole-class feedback where appropriate
  • enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding

We also aim through our remote learning provision to:

  • teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally 
  • use a curriculum sequence that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos and that is linked to the school’s curriculum expectations
  • give access to high quality remote education resources
  • select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback and make sure staff are trained and knowledgable in their use
  • provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access
  • recognise that all Lonsdale pupils have SEND and may require support and facilitation to access remote education and therefore work closely with our families to support the delivery of a broad and ambitious curriculum for all our learners
  • support pupils, families and carers in various ways to be able to access remote learning also through providing hardware, software and specialist advice
  • continue to work holistically and in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams

Thank you for supporting our school and your child with their remote learning!