Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
- Honesty and engagement. If you cannot deliver the activities set, please tell the teacher, we know that engaging your child in learning whilst at home can be challenging. This will enable the teacher to change the approach and suggest alternative activities.
- To be kept up to date on how your child is doing in terms of their home learning. This can be via Microsoft Teams, Class Dojo, telephone call, email, etc, whichever method is easiest for yourself.
- Parents can communicate with the teacher via Microsoft Teams, Class Dojo or the school office and can expect a reply within 24 hours during the academy’s normal opening hours.
- An understanding that the academy has a legal obligation to provide learning for your child whilst they are at home.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- During your initial remote learning conversation with your child’s teacher, you will be asked how you want to communicate with the academy regarding the activities your child will be accessing.
- Your child’s teacher will have weekly contact with you to check how your child is engaging with the activities set.
- You can upload photos or comments to Microsoft Teams or Class Dojo to show their teacher how they are engaging with the activities whilst at home.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
- Your child’s teacher will have weekly contact with you to check how your child is engaging with the activities set. Your child will receive weekly feedback as a minimum.
- Photographs of your child carrying out activities to be uploaded to Class Dojo or Microsoft Teams.
- Teachers will look at the activities completed and provide feedback to the child either via yourself or to the child directly. This will be verbally via telephone call, Microsoft Teams or written feedback via Class Dojo, email, Microsoft Teams.