In preparation for remote learning, schools should be setting learning for students. There are different models that schools will use but most will share learning online, either daily or weekly.
To support your son/daughter during an extended school closure please ask the school the following questions:
1. Where and when will student learning be shared?
2. How will the learning be assessed? If the student’s work is not being marked by a teacher will there be ways for students to self-assess?
3. What should a student do if the learning is too difficult or they are stuck? Are there resources/websites that can help?
4. What should we do if we do not have a laptop or have limited/no Wi-Fi at home?
5. How can we contact the school and the relevant teachers?
During school closures, you can support your son/daughter at home by:
1. At the start of the day:
• Have a clear timetable for every day
• Take regular breaks in line with regular school breaks
• Maintain a good diet, and explore ways for social activity during breaks. This is important for their wellbeing and mental health.
2. At the end of the day:
• Ask your son/daughter to show you their learning
• Assess their work -is this by self assessment, marking scheme or sending it to a teacher remotely?
• If they have not completed the work set, understand why, and try to address this
3. Make time for additional reading. This will support learning and development.
4. Exercise frequently. Guidelines are at least 2 hours a week.
This will help with their physical development and will also support their mental health and wellbeing. There are many free exercise videos available online.
5. Stay in contact with your school. Ensure they have your up to date details. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact AKEB by emailing [email protected] or contacting a member of the team whose details can be found in the IIUK App Directory.