SCHOOL CLOSURE: GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS , PARENTS AND CARERS.
Welcome to Le Rocquier School’s website. Our priority is to ensure that students are able to complete the work set by their teachers, get support if they need it and continue to maintain a healthy routine. Please take time to read the guidelines below and check the links on the home page of this website. This is new to us, too, so please be patient if we make mistakes. Staff are working hard to provide the best education possible for students in this unprecedented situation.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR STUDENTS
- Students should be following their normal timetable as much as possible by checking Doddle and completing tasks set by their teachers. When they have completed a task they should click ‘Submit’ in Doddle to show the teacher it is done. (This does NOT upload the work to the teacher – only indicates that they have completed the task.)
- Students should contact their teacher directly if they struggle to complete the work for a specific subject. This can be done by emailing staff at their lrs.sch.je email address initially. If teachers are setting work and asking it to be submitted into Google Classroom, students can also contact them via their lerocquier.com account.
- Students should try to maintain a sensible routine as much as possible, including going to bed and getting up at an appropriate time, eating a balanced diet and making sure they get exercise every day.
- Students must attempt all set work and let teachers know if there is a reason that they cannot complete a task.
- Students should check Doddle and their school email address (with the ending lrs.sch.je) every day that school would normally be in session.
- Students should expect to work more slowly at home than they would in school. Without a teacher encouraging them to stay focused, it will be harder to complete as much work as they would in a classroom environment. We are aware that some students will find it harder to be focused at home, but they should do their best and let teachers know if they need support. We also realise family members may share devices so work won’t necessarily be completed at the right time of day.
- Students should get organised and make sure they look after any work completed on paper. They should store this or file it as appropriate, rather than let it pile up around them.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR TEACHERS AND KEYWORKERS
- Teachers are setting work for students on our learning platform; Doddle. Students can access this through any device at home or on their mobile phone. Work is listed as a ‘to do’ list.
- Teachers are setting work that can either be completed electronically and sent to the teachers or completed on paper.
- Teachers are monitoring students by checking which work has been completed and submitted to them. If work has not been received, teachers will contact students to find out whether there is a problem completing the work.
- Teachers are logging which students are completing work and are passing this information to their subject leader.
- Teachers will feed back to students in the most suitable and appropriate way. This could be in the form of comments in Google Classroom that directly annotate the work submitted, comments in an email conversation with the student or by setting further instructions to improve work through Doddle.
- Teachers have been asked to set enough work to cover the week’s lessons. They will indicate how long tasks should take so that students know whether a piece of work is an extended project, rather than a one-lesson task.
- Teachers will be available on email throughout the school day to answer any queries from students about the work they are completing. Where possible, teachers will be available between 8.30 am and 3pm, however please bear in mind that they will require breaks and some teachers have their own children at home to support!
- The work that teachers set will follow the curriculum as closely as possible, ensuring students’ learning is progressing appropriately and that they are not falling too far behind as a result of the school closure.
- Teachers are, where possible, providing differentiated tasks for students if they indicate that tasks are too difficult. They will also ensure that extension tasks are available if students complete the work expected of them and would like to be challenged further.
- Teachers are not setting additional ‘homework’. We realise that students are already doing a lot at home!
- When necessary, teachers will provide examples of the standard of work to be completed so that students know what is expected of them.
- Keyworkers across the school will check in with their students regularly throughout the school closure period. They will pass any welfare issues to the right members of the team so that we can support students who are struggling.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR SUBJECT LEADERS
- Subject Leaders are, first and foremost, setting and reviewing work for their own classes.
- Subject Leaders are also asking their teaching staff to monitor the completion of work by students.
- Subject Leaders are, in turn, collating the monitoring documents from their teaching staff to ensure that the school’s senior team has a clear picture of any students falling behind or requiring additional support.
- Subject Leaders are checking the work set by their teaching staff regularly to ensure that students in all classes have a consistent set of expectations from each subject and to ensure that the work set is high quality and in line with the Jersey Curriculum.
- Subject Leaders will regularly check in with their teams so that they can address any problems arising or concerns raised by students and parents.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR PARENTS OR CARERS
- We would like parents and carers to ensure that their child maintains a healthy routine during the lock down period.
- They should help students to follow their normal timetable as much as possible. It would help students greatly to have a clear work space with fewer distractions (for example X Boxes, Play Stations, televisions etc!). If possible, this would be visible to the parent or carer so that they can see work is being completed.
- Parent and carers should check Doddle regularly and keep an eye on the completion of tasks.
- We DO NOT expect parents and carers to teach their child the lessons, but we would expect parents to offer support if students are struggling and to encourage students to keep work well presented and organised. Where parents and carers do not know how to support in a specific subject, we would like them to encourage students to contact their teachers for the help they need. Rewarding students for completing work also helps their motivation!
- We expect parents and carers to contact us to check their emails regularly to ensure good communication is maintained between school and home.
- If parents or carers need support from the SENDCo, they should contact Mrs Eastham directly via our contact form to discuss any issues arising with a student’s specific needs.