Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

Academic

Our Online Teaching and Learning Programme is designed around the school’s existing curriculum

Academic

Our Online Teaching and Learning Programme is designed around the school’s existing curriculum

Our Breaside teaching staff will continue to plan and deliver the curriculum the children would have been accessing in school. They will, as always, when planning for learning ask the questions:

  • What do I want students to learn?
    • What will learning success look like?
    • What is the best task or experience (on/off-line)?

But, in these changed times, we will work with age-appropriate technology platforms to deliver that learning in a way that delivers the best possible experience or your child.

Of course, we need to make adaptations to take account of delivering via the online platform. Our programme blends a mix of online and offline content and experiences, including:

Synchronous Online Teaching with the whole class

This is when a teacher connects online with a class group. This could be for form time or a specific class. Teachers may arrange this for part of a lesson in order to minimise elongated periods of time on the screen.

Synchronous Online Teaching with a group

This is when a teacher connects online with a smaller group of pupils. This could be for a specific aspect of academic work, e.g. an English teacher working with 4-5 pupils. It could also be for a wellbeing check-in when a member of staff checks in with a group to discuss how things are going in this new way of working.

Synchronous one-to-one

There may be instances when 1:1 input is required. This could be, for example, for peripatetic music lessons etc. Individual teachers may also wish to connect with pupils 1:1.

Asynchronous teaching

This is when a teacher pre-prepares teaching input, often by a short video and uploads for pupils to view. This is an effective way of delivering short pieces of teaching content to support learning.

Asynchronous learning tasks

This is when a teacher sets tasks and activities for pupils to complete. These usually follow some teaching input. These tasks may reinforce previous learning or apply new learning.

 

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