Home Learning Protocol

Schools in England will close for most students at the end of Friday 20th March. Therefore, David Nieper Academy will begin its Home Learning Protocol from Monday 23rd March 2020, which all students who are not in school should follow.

(Students that have already been self-isolating have downloaded work from a temporary link on the Academy website. On Monday 23rd March self-isolating students should instead begin following the instructions of this protocol.)

Teachers

  1. Each morning, teachers will publish appropriate tasks on Show My Homework. This should follow the ‘slimmed-down’ timetables created for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
  2. The work should aim to continue delivering the planned curriculum where possible, with tasks designed to last approximately an hour.
  3. Teachers should make adaptations to Home Learning for students identified as requiring additional support or with special educational needs.
  4. Teachers should respond to any questions or queries about home learning that they may receive by email in a timely manner.
  5. Normal ways of providing assessment and providing feedback will be difficult to achieve. Therefore, online quizzes are a good way of testing knowledge.
  6. Teachers should try where possible to provide something interesting and engaging for Y11.

Students

  1. Each morning, students should log on to Show My Homework.
  2. Students should then download the work that teachers have set for that day. It will be clearly labelled with a date.
  3. Students should then complete all of the work set, following the new home timetable below.

 Years 9 and 10 (where two subjects are shown in one box they could do one in one week and one in the other week)

Lesson Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 English Maths Science Option B Maths
2 Option A Option C English Maths Option D
3 Science  Option B Option A Science English
4 Option C Catch-up slot Option D RE / PSHE  

 

Years 7 and 8 (where two subjects are shown in one box they could do one in one week and one in the other week)

Lesson Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 English Maths Geography History Technology
/ Computing
2 French Technology / Art English Science Maths
3 Geography

/ History

Science Music/PA French English
4 Maths Technology Science PSHE/RE  

 

  1. Students should also regularly check their school email account. Here, they can ask teachers any questions they may have. Teachers or form tutors may also email them during the week about the work.
  2. Year 9 and Year 10 students should ensure they are familiar with the Office 365 website and OneDrive, so that they can work on, save, and share any upcoming coursework or controlled assessment.

Parents and Carers

  1. Where possible, parents and carers should encourage and support their child’s work – including finding a suitable place to work, checking at the end of the day that the work has been done, and ensuring the normal school timetable is followed.
  2. Parents and carers should contact the subject teacher or form tutor by email if there are any concerns or queries