Here at Willows Academy, we take all aspects of our children’s learning seriously, including remote learning. We have robust procedures in place, so that in the event of any bubble closures, children still have access to quality teaching. If a closure happens, each child in school will be allocated a resource park to go home with them – this pack should provid all the necessary items that children may need for both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Teachers will provide synchronous (live sessions) via Zoom, giving children the much-needed chance to interact with them and each other, which creates a more stable environment for learning and will hopefully offer a degree of normality. Our online platform, Seesaw, will also be utilised to assign further learning opportunities and offer children and teachers the chance to give feedback on work they have produced and submitted. Asynchronous sessions will also be provided via Sway. This interactive application offers children the chance to work at their own pace, revisit instructions and submit learning when they are ready.
Teachers have been trained and continue to receive training on the most appropriate and engaging ways to develop our remote learning offer. As an Academy and Trust, we understand the difficulties that may be faced by families in these difficult times, which is why we are able to offer devices loans (if needed) to ensure that children have the opportunity to engage with their learning.