Remote Learning 2022-2023
From March 2022, non-statutory guidance around remote teaching was issued by the government as part of its wider strategy for return to normal working following the pandemic. Further non-statutory guidance was issued in January 2023. Presdales schools’ position for remote learning is now that on the rare occasions where remote learning will be necessary (such as due to the unforeseen closure of the school), teachers are ready to provide lessons online. In this situation, all lessons will be taught via Google Meet (with the exception of core KS3 and KS4 PE lessons), and all work and resources will be set on Google Classroom. Attendance will be closely monitored by classroom teachers and absence followed up by Heads of Year. Devices will be provided to any student who needs one and technical difficulties will be monitored and dealt with in a timely manner. Training issues for teachers and students will be supported via the use of ‘how to’ videos on the Google drive (for teachers) and on the school website (for students).
In the case of long term absence for medical reasons including those relating to Covid-19, the school will provide work on Google classroom for individual students to access from home on a case-by-case basis. The school will not provide access to live lessons via Google Meet for these students.