Work is expected to be submitted back to teachers, but there is no pressure to do this immediately. Individual teachers will make clear their expectations around submitting work when individual tasks are set.
Feedback to students will consist of discussion during the lessons, summative comments through Teams or Firefly, or on the work itself.
Teaching staff will be keeping a close eye on academic work and will be regularly assessing and reviewing students’ attainment and progress. This assessment will continue in line with our usual framework, taking into account both effort and attainment. Where there are specific concerns in any of these areas, our usual school approach will apply; subject teachers will address individual concerns, whilst form tutors will manage any broader issues.
Homework and personal study
Homework is one area where we shall be making some changes to our normal processes. Experience has taught us that the lessons that we are teaching often leave children with work to complete on their own after the lesson – and as such this is homework. Furthermore, the time spent in front of the screen means that the evenings provide the much-needed break from the computer.
In KS3 homework will be set through a combination of longer pieces of work, to be completed over a period of time, with the majority of the rest of the homework being to finish work started in class to a high standard. This work will be able to be submitted on MS Teams and the teachers will be able to feedback in the normal way, identifying areas for improvement and praising good work.
In KS4 there may be more formal assignments set through MS Teams in order to ensure good coverage of the curriculum materials, but this will be monitored as time goes by, and if pupils are having problems completing the work they should contact their teachers to discuss this further.