Live Online Lesson Timetable from Monday 27 April

Since the school closure in March, all curriculum delivery has moved to remote learning and this is being provided through our online Google Classroom platforms. For students with no internet access, paper packs of work are being provided.

The majority of work is set by teachers at the start of the week, with a deadline to complete for the end of the week. This allows for flexibility in when students wish to complete their work. We know some of our students then loosely follow their school timetables to help them manage their time, others are preferring to work through tasks in a different order, completing one subject before moving on to another. Both of these approaches are fine. We are adapting the amount of work set to suit working from home. It is important students do not feel overwhelmed by the distance learning and we encourage all students to contact their teachers if they have any questions or concerns.

To supplement our distance learning, we are pleased to release our live online lesson timetable. These sessions will not be delivering extra material, but are an additional opportunity for students to contact their teachers and classmates by coordinating a time to log in at the same time to discuss the ongoing Google classroom work. The precise content of the sessions will be dependent on the subject and year group. It is anticipated there will be question and answer sessions, additional explanations of tasks and some use of live ‘video’ delivery through Google classroom facilities. Students will not be disadvantaged if they are unable to log into the sessions, and the Google classroom work will not be reliant on these sessions.

Students will be contacted directly through their Google classrooms about upcoming sessions, and we would encourage all students to participate where possible.

Below is the timetable for the first two weeks:

A pdf version can be downloaded here

 

Parent & Carer Update on Remote Learning

24 April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We hope you are well, managing to stay safe and your children are not missing school too much! We have had some constructive feedback about the volume of work, the scheduling of when work is set and that students would like to see their teachers (although they probably wouldn’t admit it!). We are working on how to develop these areas and others.

Below are some important updates as we progress through the next period of lockdown.

Remote learning expectations

Please can you support us by reading the expectations document below. The expectations have also been shared with staff and students. As we continue to learn the best ways to engage students in remote learning, it is important we all understand what is expected of everyone involved so that we can communicate effectively and provide the best possible experiences for our young people.

Download remote learning expectations here – Remote learning expectations

‘Live’ sessions with staff

We are currently producing a timetable that will allow students to ‘meet’ teachers using Google Meet within the Google Classroom. These sessions will not be taught lessons to begin with but will be an opportunity for students to ask questions about work and clarify their understanding of how it should be completed. These sessions are not compulsory for all students to join and are there as an extra layer of support for students.

Students have been emailed a Google Meet Code of Conduct form which must be completed before attending a Google Meet.

The timetable for these sessions is available on the school website and has been emailed to students school Google accounts. The links to the meets will be published in Google classrooms.

Google meet app can be downloaded to phones/tablets/PC or laptop.

Google Guardians sign up

We are setting all our work through Google Classrooms so that students know where to find their work. Within Google Classroom there is the ability for parents/carers to receive daily or weekly update emails showing work set, work completed and any work that has been missed as well as announcements from within Google Classroom. You will receive one email summarising all of the subjects your child studies. If you are not yet signed up please complete the form below and the Learning Leaders will ensure you are signed up as quickly as possible.

We would recommend that you select daily updates as we are encouraging staff to spread the setting of work throughout the week. Selecting the weekly option will only give you a summary at the end of every week.

Google Guardians info – click here for information on what Google Guardians is.

Google Guardians FAQ – click here to find answers for frequently asked questions

Google Guardians sign up form – complete this form and we will sign you up!

Thank you for your support, take care.

Team Roseland

 

A pdf copy of the letter can be downloaded here

Information for schools, students and parents on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020

The Government has released further guidance on how qualifications will be graded for Summer 2020. Please can all Y11 Students and Parents/Carers read the letter from ofqual. Further details are explained in the guidance document.

The official ofqual letter to students can be downloaded here.

Further guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers can be downloaded here.

Kind regards

The Roseland Academy

The Roseland MAT Easter holidays ‘Good Egg’ hunt!

What does the idiom ‘a good egg’ mean? A good egg is a friendly, old-fashioned way to talk about a good or a kind person.

What are we hunting?
We would love you to send in examples of you doing good, kind positive things for yourself and others over the Easter holidays (no Homework over Easter!). Some suggestions are included below but please be creative! You can send in more than one or spend your time ‘perfecting’ one idea!

How do you enter?
Entries sent to aashwin@theroseland.co.uk on or before Monday 13 April 2020

School Provision for children of Key Workers/Vulnerable Children

20 March 2020

To Parent(s) / Carer(s) of

Students attending The Roseland Academy

School Provision for children of Key Workers/Vulnerable Children

Dear Parent(s) / Carer(s)

I have today received further Government advice regarding how schools can support the country, and what we all need to do to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The Government has now also provided the country with clear guidance on self-isolationhousehold isolation and social distancing.

In response to the announcement that schools would remain open for key workers, we are now in process of planning our approach from 23 March 2020.

Firstly, if children can stay safely at home, they should, as this will limit the chance of the virus spreading.  This is why the Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

It is important to underline that schools remain safe places for children but the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

We are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and children who are vulnerable who cannot be safely cared for at home.  Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home and every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then school will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

Key Workers are those people working in:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Education & Childcare
  • Key Public Services
  • Local & National Government
  • Food & Other Necessary Goods
  • Public Safety & National Security
  • Transports
  • Utilities

In order for us to plan appropriate staffing, catering and support, if you are a key worker or parent/carer of a vulnerable child and you require a school place, please fill out the form below:

https://forms.gle/YJLukTvmFKdqg4Bf9

Once this information is collated, everyone who has completed the form and qualifies will be contacted directly to explain the procedures for opening from Monday 23rd March.

We have been informed by the Local Authority that key worker children will have normal school transport provided at normal times on Monday 23rd March, however please be patient as buses may be slightly later. After this date we will update you with the transport advice received from the Local Authority.

Children of EHCPs and vulnerable children who may require provision will be contacted directly by the school. If you believe you fall into this category and have not had contact, or have any safeguarding concerns please email: leadershipteam@theroseland.co.uk

Please take note of the key message that is, if children can stay safely at home, they should and as mentioned in my previous letter, these are extraordinary times and it is very clear that our community will need to pull together and find new ways to support each other.  Safeguarding the welfare and education of our learners is our priority.

Yours sincerely

Chris Challis

Headteacher

A pdf version of this letter can be downloaded below:

School provision for children of key workers

Update following Summer Examinations Announcement

Dear Students and Parents/Carers,
You may be aware, this evening’s updates by the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary included a number of new measures including an announcement that this summer’s GCSE’s and other course examinations will not be happening. We are awaiting further details from the DfE and will update you here and on our Facebook page as soon as we know more, including how the course assessments will be made and awarded.
Today has been an unprecedented day for everyone at school. Our thoughts are with the students who will need time, care and support to process this information.
Our online classes are in place and our staff are ready to continue to teach all our students including our wonderful Y11. Education and examinations are two separate things and we will continue to engage, educate and support all of our students.
With very best wishes to everyone in our community.
All the staff at The Roseland Academy.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you will know following last week’s press conference with the Prime Minister, all schools are remaining open unless advised by Public Health England to close.

The Roseland Academy, in line with other schools nationally, will remain open with increased vigilance around handwashing and cleanliness.  We will make any adjustments as soon as further recommendations are forthcoming from Public Health England.

The latest update from the Government states:

‘Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.’

Please follow the advice being given by the Government around self-isolation – if your child has flu like symptoms, a fever/temperature above 37.8 degrees or a persistent cough.  If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms please go to 111.nhs.uk in the first instance.

The school has been and will continue to follow all Public Health England guidance as published:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

If there is any change to this current guidance, parents and carers will be notified through our website, facebook, email and text service.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we are all seeking to do the right thing by keeping the school open for as long as the Government considers it safe to do so.

Kind regards

The Roseland Academy

Year 11 Family Learning

Our next Family Learning Session will be an important one – the last one for Year 11 students before the exam season.

This will take place on Tuesday 17 March from 6.00pm.

We encourage attendance for all Year 11 students with their parents/carers, as this evening will give key revision points for over the Easter break and give families an insight as to what the expectations will be during the exam season.