Remote Learning at GDA
Remote Learning Entitlement
When children at the academy are required to self-isolate and work remotely, staff will upload lessons to Microsoft Teams as indicated on their individual timetable.
Daily, teaching staff will provide;
- five hours of work for students in Years 7,8,9,10 and 12.
- six and a quarter hours’ work for Year 11 and 13 as they are preparing for GCSE and GCE examinations,
As the work uploaded to Microsoft Teams mirrors the teaching being delivered in the classroom, it is important that your child completes the work so they do not have gaps in their learning.
Staff will provide weekly feedback.
We are monitoring the levels of engagement and will immediately contact families if work is not being completed.
Should your child find any of the work difficult to complete, their class teacher can be contacted via the class team at key stage 3 or their subject teams at key stage 4 or 5.
Alternatively, please contact your child’s Head of Year via the main switchboard 0121 566 6565
Tips for Home Learning
Should George Dixon Academy be subjected to further enforced closures be it by the government and / or public health guidelines related to COVID 19, the academy is committed to providing continuity of education to all of its students and will do so via Microsoft Teams. Lessons will be uploaded to Microsoft Teams by 9am each day, following the students’ timetables. To support your child / children when learning at home, we suggest the following:
- Where possible, set up a space for learning
Try to set aside an area of the home where your child / children will be able to focus without the distractions of a television or a games console etc.
- Try to follow the academy timetable if possible
We appreciate that you may be juggling working from home whilst supporting your child / children with their home learning. As such we have tried to design our online learning in a way that is fully accessible to our students, hopefully requiring minimal input from parents. Your child / children can message their teacher via Microsoft Teams for help and support with their home learning and as always the Head of Year is available should you need to contact them.
Should you need any further support or guidance regarding Microsoft Teams, please contact us.