Remote education will continue to follow the same curricula as face to face teaching as far as is possible. A variety of different platforms will be used to enable the teaching.
In post pandemic working within BHES face to face learning will always be the first option
However even when ‘work from home guidance’ or lockdowns are not in place remote education will remain part of BHES practice in the following, limited, circumstances:
- Where a student’s anxiety makes face to face education inaccessible.
- Where a student’s vulnerability to infection makes face to face education an inappropriate risk.
- Where a student has Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and finds the face to face education experience ‘too busy’ or not sensory friendly.
The decision as to whether a student is offered remote education will come from discussion on referral.
Digital education involves the use of information technology tools (computers, tablets, smart phone etc.) to facilitate and enhance learning.
Remote Education is often, but not always, digital education.
Some students will engage with remote digital education with a camera and mic on. Others will only work with the camera and mic off.
BHES uses a variety of lively formats to engage younger students. These include:
- Commercial videos
- Jam Boards
- Interactive programmes
- Videos created by staff members.
BHES uses the same formats as for primary but in addition used GCSE revision programmes and online texts. In some cases, textbooks and worksheets are taken to the homes and discussed using remote access. Student work can be sent back electronically for marking or collected in paper form if necessary.
All students with special needs have individual programmes. These are nearly all delivered face to face. If this is not possible then content of an appropriate level is used remotely to ensure that the student is able to continue to make progress.