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22/01/21

Shouts out to - Ruby, Anika, Jayden, Aidan, Toyin, Hugh, Swann and Amira in Year 12D History for outstanding evaluative contributions on race and racism in America. Very proud of the lesson today. Also Angel Year 11 Citizenship for her work on exam practice questions

22/01/21

congratulations to the Bedrock champions of the week: 7D – Amaziah 8A – Devante 9G – Chira https://t.co/rVzjGLCyMf

22/01/21

The HCACP Book Club is back for January. Our current book is Holes by Louis Sachar. https://t.co/YffWprDNJr

22/01/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Kaela; design. You are a professional. We can't wait for nominations for our Student of the Month https://t.co/ejX4ADS655 from https://t.co/b2McPTHlBJ

22/01/21

Want to impress your peers with amazing speaking skills? Yes? Join the HCACP Virtual Debate Club! If you are KS3 student who loves debating then we want to hear from you! Let your English teacher know you want to join the debate club and we will add you to the team! https://t.co/6MUTQNRVwB

22/01/21

Well done to Kaela 9BA. Excellent poster on human Right in her PSHE lesson. https://t.co/SH2ayNqrTo

21/01/21

Buenas tardes. Outstanding work from Nevaeh in their Spanish lesson today. # https://t.co/cyh3fiys27

21/01/21

Well done to all Year 10 students that have completed assessments online this week. If you missed one for any reason please contact your teacher. https://t.co/98juWadgyf

21/01/21

Year 10 challenge: This week our challenge for Friday afternoon is a one you can complete at home. Look at the following 'step in, step out' challenge. How many times can you do it in 60 seconds? Send your best score to Mr Biddiscombe by Monday at 12:00pm https://t.co/6V4R6EforO https://t.co/2XaO6tbhw2

21/01/21

This afternoon is Year 11 English Skills Club with Miss Bransfield and Miss Mills. The club runs from 3.15 - 4pm and we look forward to seeing you there! Today we are focusing on Language Paper 2 Skills. https://t.co/zbox4bMEq3

20/01/21

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the virtual Parents’ Forum this evening - over 100 in total! We hope you found it useful.

19/01/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Don't forget students - you are part of our Student of the Month campaign https://t.co/ejX4ADS655 . This will keep you positive. https://t.co/zvHtST39t4

19/01/21

Some tips for your mental well being https://t.co/Xb6s5V31oG https://t.co/BrqxDnxEze

18/01/21

HCACP Enrichment. Student Mindfulness booklet: https://t.co/1V2AxN8CDQ https://t.co/Cj8Gbn98KQ

18/01/21

New weekly student bulletin: https://t.co/pmkvPvz8nl https://t.co/5MrO1YHU0I

18/01/21

Virtual Parents’ Forum on Wednesday 20th January at 4pm. Link for meeting has been emailed, we hope to see you there.

17/01/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

This weeks enrichment at home tasks are now online https://t.co/5tIpob2QaU. Can anyone better Mr Mulvaney’s juggling attempt? Please check SMHW for more details. https://t.co/xZykUZLMqv

15/01/21

Year 10 weekly challenge: Who can complete the puzzle challenge in the quickest time? Go to the Year 10 teams page for more information. https://t.co/xX24CPk5y4 https://t.co/dOYbI03xZh

15/01/21

Excellent work from Carla in Year 9 https://t.co/aD5kVdD9pt

15/01/21

HCACP launches the Bedrock literacy initiative. Summit that literacy mountain. Guidance for students in the poster below. https://t.co/4do705txUb

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Virtual Learning Provision - Parent Information

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to student, parents or carers about what to expect from virtual learning if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. This also includes academy closure. This information can also be found in other locations on the website but is all in one place here for ease of access.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page

If local or national restrictions mean students are unable to attend the academy the expectation is that they learn virtually through a timetable of lessons delivered on Microsoft Teams.

Students would be expected to follow your year group specific Virtual Learning timetable, attending each lesson and engaging fully. This is a full timetable of four lessons at day although we have reduced the lesson length by 10 minutes to allow everyone time to log on and resolve any technical issues. A standard timetable can be seen below

At the end of each academic day you should still be completing at least one hour of independent study or enrichment. If you do not have enough, please email your class teacher.

Day

Lesson 1

9:05 – 10:15

Lesson 2

10:25-11:35

Lesson 3

12:00-13:10

Lesson 4

13:50 - 15:00

After academy

Monday

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Enrichment/ Independent study

Tuesday

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Enrichment/ Independent study

Wednesday

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Enrichment/ Independent study

Thursday

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Enrichment/ Independent study

Friday

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Usual teacher

Enrichment

n/a


Virtual learning expectations

The expectations for virtual learning will be shared at the start of each lesson and our students know them well. However, it is helpful if parents reinforce these expectations and check that they are being met as they will increase the efficacy of the “live lesson”.


What is expected from me?

You will be expected to follow your “live lesson” Timetable. You will complete the work set in the lesson on paper and bring it in to show your class teacher when you return to school and you can stick it into your exercise book. The best way for you to manage your workload at home is to follow your timetable closely.


Are you ready to learn?

  • You should ensure you have a quiet space to work in
  • Make sure all other devices such as phone, games consoles etc. are put away so that you cannot be distracted
  • Make sure you have the correct equipment ready for your lesson, pen, paper, calculator etc.

Are you engaged in the learning?

  • Students need to follow the lesson carefully, listening to instructions and explanations and should feel confident and comfortable asking for help if they need it (see below)
  • You should engage with the teacher and answer any questions posed to you either by unmuting yourself and speaking or through the chat function
  • You should ensure you are clear on which tasks need to be completed during and after the lesson and ask if you are unsure
  • You should submit all work within 24hours or according to the deadline set out by your teacher.

What do I do if I need help with my work in the lesson?

You can use the ‘Q&A’ or chat function in Teams to ask the teacher a question. They may not respond immediately but will monitor this throughout the lesson. Students in Key Stage 4 and 5 will often be taught using a scheduled meeting which means they will be able to speak to their teacher and ask for help but you should only do this at an appropriate time.

When writing a message to the teacher in the Q&A section please sure appropriate language and not slang. You should write as you would speak to the teacher in lessons. If you are able to speak in your lesson, please wait for an appropriate time to do so and use language that you would use in a classroom setting.


How will I receive feedback?

Students will receive regular feedback during the lessons provided they fully engage though questioning and the submission of answers in the chat or shared verbally.

Students will receive weekly feedback through a variety of means such as self-marking Microsoft Forms quizzes, tasks on Show My Homework and other online platforms. Students may also receive feedback in the lesson following the submission of an extended task.

Students will receive brief written feedback every two weeks on a task they have completed and submitted to their class teacher.


What do I do if I need help with my work in the lesson?

You can use the ‘Q&A’ chat function in Teams to ask the teacher a question. You may not get a response straight away as the teacher will be delivering a lesson, so please be patient, they will do their best to get back to you.


Should I complete my homework?

You should still complete your homework set by your usual class teacher on SMHW.


What if we don’t have access to the internet?

If your son or daughter cannot access their virtual learning provision due to a lack of devices or not internet access, please email: info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk


What to do if something goes wrong?

If you cannot access the lesson for any reason please visit the relevant year group tab which has the key contact information.


SEND students - additional support

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access virtual learning without additional support. We support these students by providing Teaching Assistants in lessons for students with EHCPs as well as small withdrawal groups and regular virtual “check-ins” to provide any additional, bespoke support as may be required.


Self-isolation

Given the current situation with Covid-19 we have a small number of students isolating from the academy for a variety of reasons.

As your education is so important, we have put together a full timetable of “live” lessons which will be taught to students in the academy for you to join from home so that you don’t miss out on learning and fall behind the other students in your year group. Please note that the lesson might be taught by a different teacher to who you usually have but it will be a lesson to your year group, taught live in the academy and you will follow along on Microsoft Teams.

If you inform the Academy of the need to self-isolate you will be sent the details of the timetable of live lessons you should follow along with any further login instructions you may need.

If a student is sent home during the academy day due to being in close contact with a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 they would be allowed to collect their workbooks and would be expected to make their way home immediately. They would be sent the login instructions above and be able to attend live lessons from the following day.

During these lessons, which are streamed from the academy, you will be able to hear the teacher and see lesson slides in the lesson but won’t be able to see the teacher or students and you won’t be able to communicate to anyone in the room other than the teacher via the Q&A section. As these lessons are being taught live, we ask that only students join them.

There will be no live lessons for Performing Arts, PE or Computer Science, but instead you will have a learning pack to work through. This will be posted on Microsoft Teams