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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Remote Learning

The information shared on this page is designed to support parents and students to understand the remote learning offer at Oasis Academy Lister Park. What is expected of the academy, what is expected of the students, and how it all works. More in-depth detail has been provided to parents throughout the year through letters home and news updates, however, this page serves as a reminder of key points. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with us at admin@oasislisterpark.org

The school day

The layout of the school day will be slightly different during the national lockdown.

• Lessons will begin at 9:30am and finish at 2:30pm

• Lessons will last 40 minutes, with a five minute break before the next lesson. This is to reduce screen time and make remote learning more accessible and focused.

• PD and lunch time sessions will be at the same time for all year groups (half an hour for each)

In-School Learners

In-school learners will be able to attend on-site from 8:30am with live lessons and assignments from specific teachers starting at 9:30am.

• Lunchtime is at the same time for all students

• Teachers supervising students will escort the students to the canteen at the appropriate time

• Students will have one hour from arriving at 8:30am to be able to do some creative tasks that are art or drama-based, or practical

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9:30

10:15

Period 1

In-school learners can arrive on-site from 8:30

10:15

11:00

Period 2

 

 

11:00

11:15

Break

 

 

 

11:15

 

12:00

 

Period 3

 

12:00

12:45

 Period 4

       

        

12:45

13:15

Lunch for all year groups

 

13:15

13:45

PD for all year groups

     

 

13:45

14:30

Period 5

 

 

Remote Learning at Oasis Academy Lister Park

At Oasis Academy Lister Park, we believe in providing a quality remote learning package for all students. We greatly appreciate the way that students have worked hard at home and the support parents have given them in their remote learning. This has had a positive impact on lesson attendance and engagement in our online live lessons.

Remote lessons at Oasis Academy Lister Park focus around live teacher input, assignments and activities, as well as opportunities for students to contribute to class discussions. We also know how important wellbeing is, and therefore have daily Personal Development sessions when tutors check in with their form and make sure students are happy, healthy and positive. Each student has a key worker who checks in with them during the PD session, or via a phone call home.

 

Our Remote Learning Package 2021

From Wednesday 6th January:

Key Stage 4 and 5 only:

·         Live lessons for all subjects, including live teacher input, tasks and discussion

·         A daily Personal Development session with form tutor

From Monday 11th January – Friday 22nd January:

All year groups:

·         Live lessons for all subjects, including live teacher input, tasks and discussion

·         A daily Personal Development session with form tutor

From Monday 25th January – Friday 29th January:

  • During this week, the academy is introducing a morning physical activity to get students active and ready for the day. We understand the importance of children continuing to remain fit and active to support their mental and physical wellbeing. These daily activities are open to students, staff and parents!

All year groups:

  • A dedicated ‘Lifestyle Lister’ morning session for physical activity at 9-9:15am

·         Live lessons for all subjects, including live teacher input, tasks and discussion

·         A daily Personal Development session with form tutor

From Monday 1st February:

From the 1st February, we will be launching our comprehensive remote learning plan to deliver for the remainder of the national lockdown.

We believe a quality education requires care and support, but also the right balance of teacher input and student application. Our learning package will be balanced and varied, providing opportunities for some learning time to take place without the screen.

This will mean that:

  • All students have the daily ‘Lifestyle Lister’ exercise session from 9-9.15am.
  • All students will have a daily Personal Development session with their tutors.

KS3

  • Y7-9 students will have 2-3 live Teams lessons daily, but will also have application lessons where they complete project work or a more independent task set by their teacher. This will be less teacher-led, giving the students opportunities to do creative work.

KS4 and KS5

·         Years 10-13 will have Live Teams lessons with teachers, including independent application tasks embedded into their long-term teaching plans.

A full timetable will be shared with students and parents ready for the week beginning 1st February. It will be designed around giving students the equivalent of 5 hours of learning each day.

If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant Achievement Leader for your child’s year group.

 

The remote curriculum

1. What is taught to pupils/students at home?

The academy will endeavour to deliver the full curriculum to children, in line with what teaching would be in place should we be at the academy in person. Our curriculum offer will remain broad, balanced, and mirror the KS3 and KS4 National Curriculum. Our KS5 offer will also remain broad and balanced.

Whilst we will cover the subjects, there may be some adjustments that need to be made to the existing curriculum for more practical subjects (such as PE, Art, Design Technology and Music). We thank you for your support and patience with this. 

 

2. What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first few days?

In the instance that children need to engage in remote learning, due to self-isolation, bubble closure or whole school closure, the academy will work hard to ensure that no child is left without work to do in the immediacy. Students will be able to log into Microsoft Teams, and access their lessons and work resources. Some resources are also made available on the academy website and students are encouraged to enhance their knowledge and skills by accessing BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize) as well as the National Oak Academy website (https://www.thenational.academy/).  Students will have access to teachers for support and guidance. Where students do not have access to a device or internet at home and are unable to attend the academy, a work-pack, textbook or worksheet will be provided for each lesson.  Students are encouraged to contact their class teachers using their academy email account for further guidance and support.

 

Remote teaching and study time

1. How long can I expect work set by the academy to take my child?

The minimum amount of time remote education should be in practice for Key Stages 3 and 4 is 5 hours per day.  As per normal expectations, homework may also be set. 

 

Accessing the remote education

1. How will my child access the online remote education?

Students will be able to log into Microsoft Teams, and access their lessons and work resources. Students will have access to teachers for support and guidance. Where students do not have access to internet at home, a work-pack, textbook or worksheet will be provided for each lesson.  However, in the current lockdown, students without devices are expected to attend the academy as per government guidance.

 

2. If my child does not have access to online learning at home, how will you support us?

Where pupils do not have access to internet at home, we will be in contact to discuss the support available for either a place in the academy, support we can offer to provide internet access at home and a device to work from. 

We will do our very best to support any children without access to a device or internet at home with the support to rectify this. We are doing this through the IT team.  If we are unable to rectify this then a child without internet or device access is able to attend our on-site provision, in line with the government guidance.

 

3. How will my child be taught remotely?

The academy teaching staff will run their timetable of lessons as planned with students logging into MS Teams for live lessons. You can access your child's daily timetable via the My Child At School (MYCAS) App. Details on how to download the app can be found here. We acknowledge however that there may be some situations where a full timetable of lessons may not be possible – particularly in the instance of significant staff sickness. In these situations the academy will work closely with the National Education Team to agree an approach that blends the most effective methods of teaching and benefits our students best. This may include using lessons from websites such as Oak National to support.

 

Engagement and feedback

1. What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide?

We expect every student to engage in lessons as they would in the classroom, and similarly our staff will be checking student understanding in the same manner as well. This could take the form of online quizzes, marking/assessment of assignments or work returned by email or other apps, or in-class engagement.

Student behaviour practices are expected to be in line with those within the academy, and additional rules will be in place for things such as microphone and camera use, raising hands, or class conversation through MS Teams.  Students behaviour expectations remain the same as they would inside the classroom. Teacher will continue to log positive and negative behaviour events.

We know that strong parental engagement is important to make this successful, and therefore endeavour to communicate regularly with you around how the remote learning is going. We will be there to offer support on how to access the information remotely around resources, lessons and your child’s attendance, behaviour and engagement.  We encourage all parents to download and access the MCAS app which includes all the information above relating to your child on a daily basis.

We ask that you support your child by creating a quiet place for them to attend lessons at home, and do not record any lessons for your own use due to GDPR and data protection regulations. 

 

2. How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Teachers will continue to take lesson registers and we will be checking in with children during lessons and online-check-in sessions to ensure we have a good overview of their understanding and engagement. Online quizzing and assessment tools also help us to see how many children are actively engaging in lessons, and as always we will be monitoring attendance. 

If there are any concerns we will ensure we are in contact with you as parents and carers by telephone, text messages, MCAS messages or email- update as necessary.

 

3. How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

We will be assessing your child’s progress through work submitted daily via Microsoft Teams, engagement through questions in lessons, using online quizzing/marking tools and other work returned by email/other agreed communication. This will help us identify needs of the individual or needs of the class quickly and effectively.

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

1. How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support at home to access remote education? 

We recognise that some pupils, 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 pupils in the following ways:

- send specialised resources for individual students following discussions with parent/carer

- regular phone calls to 'check in' with parent/carer

- Microsoft Teams lessons delivered by specially trained staff

- Further support is available by contacting Mr McDonagh (academy SENCo) via email on Simon.McDonagh@oasislisterpark.org

 

Self-isolating pupils (outside of national lockdowns)

1. If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from that of the rest of their class? 

Students will have access to live lessons as if happening in school, through a Microsoft Teams meeting. In the instance they do not have access to this, we advice parents and students to contact their Achievement Leader so no learning is missed:

 Year 7 - Mrs MacKenzie-Jones - Sylvana.MacKenzie-Jones@oasislisterpark.org

 Year 8 - Mrs Aslam - Raheela.Aslam@oasislisterpark.org

 Year 9 - Mr Slack - Karl.Slack@oasislisterpark.org

 Year 10 - Mrs Brown - Olivia.Brown@oasislisterpark.org

 Year 11 - Mr Lafferty - Steven.Lafferty@oasislisterpark.org

 Post 16 - Mrs Mahmood - Maryam.Mahmood3@oasislisterpark.org

Homework schedules

Here you will find our current homework schedules for Years 7 to 11 along with a letter to parents and carers from Mrs Hackett. Click on the relevant year group to view.

Letter to parents - September 2020

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

 

Cameras in online lessons

Our students have been taking part in live lessons for a few months now and until recently the cameras have been disabled. However, to enable staff and students to connect better and get the full teaching and learning experience from home, we have decided to pilot the use of cameras for students from Monday 14th December. 

Please carefully read the document below and ensure your child is following the set guidelines for using the camera during a live lesson. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the academy.

Camera guidelines