Continuation of Teaching and Learning
As of Monday 23rd March 2020, we will be supporting all students to continue their learning on a remote basis. This is following government advice regarding social distancing and self-isolation which mean that it is currently not practical or safe to continue to operate in our normal way. Staff have been preparing for these circumstances and are working with students to support access to learning.
During this time, Tutors will be working closely with students to support the continuation of learning. We would encourage you to support your child with any learning activities which are provided (see details below). Staff will be available via email should you have any queries and will be in weekly contact with your child to support their progress and well-being. Regular and up-to-date information and communication will be updated on college websites and social media channels.
What to expect
- Students are expected to continue to engage with learning on a daily basis. This means completing work to set deadlines and participating in online teaching and learning activities as directed by Tutors. (These will take place during normal college opening hours).
- Students will be required to maintain regular contact with their Tutors in order for registers to be marked accordingly. During a period of college closure, normal register marks will apply and therefore in the event of sickness absence or medical appointments, students should notify their Tutor of their absence. Failure to communicate with Tutors could result in negative attendance marks.
- Students will be contacted on a weekly basis, either through their online learning platform or via telephone call.
- For Apprentices, work will continue via OneFile supported by regular communication and feedback from work-based Tutor/Assessors.
How your child can access learning
Google Classroom – the majority of students will continue their learning via Google Classroom. All students will have been provided with the relevant access information. Students should follow the link below for guidance on accessing Google Classrooms;
North Notts College
Dearne Valley College
Moodle – for learners who are currently using Moodle as part of their course, this will continue to be the point of contact and support. Tutors will be providing further information directly via college emails. Access to Moodle can be found via college websites: https://moodle.rnngroup.ac.uk/login/index.php
OneFile – all Apprentices should continue to work as normal through OneFile.
Students without access to digital learning
Students who are unable to access computers/the internet from home will be supported via paper-based tasks which will be provided by Tutors. This work will be prepared to support learning for a minimum of 2-3 weeks in advance.
Students who require support
For students who require support with their learning, individualised learning packs are being provided (either via post or student collection in college). Packs will include tasks which students can complete with the support of parents/carers if required, to aid the continuation of learning. Families will are required to support the evidencing of independent learning and this can be completed by capturing photographs of learners completing tasks. This evidence is essential in supporting staff to monitor student progress and mark registers accurately. Tutors will be in weekly contact with families to provide support and monitor student well-being, this will include issuing direct contact information so that the evidence of learning stated above, can be shared easily.
If you have any worries or concerns about your child or young person, please be assured that we have members of staff working in our Wellbeing team who can offer support. You or your child/young person can contact members of the team directly or you can send a concern through to our dedicated safeguarding email address firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a concern or worries about a child/young person who is not a learner with us, please contact your local authority to report this.
All our learners also have access to our online Mental Health platform Big White Wall