Online Learning Statement from Mr Brady -
At Dene Magna School, our online offer means that ALL students will still be taught in live lessons by their teachers. We do this using Google Meet and Google Classroom, both of which are safe to use because they link to the student and staff accounts. Staff have all been trained on the use of these platforms and we continue to work on our own CPD so that we can ensure that these lessons are the best they can be.
Any student who does not have access to the technology needed to work online is allocated a Chromebook from the school and, where needed, the school will issue wireless 'dongles' to help with connectivity.
Students follow their normal curriculum and lessons but we do move to 50-minute lessons to allow staff and students a comfort break and to reduce exposure to screens for long periods of time.
The school is open to vulnerable children and those of critical workers and we ensure that there is in-class support for these students. Every child on the SEND register is allocated a key worker and they check in to ensure students are accessing their learning. Students with EHCPs will continue to work with their allocated TA (where applicable). TAs are all working online and are available to support students in lessons. Students in receipt of the Pupil Premium remain a primary focus in all that we do (including feedback and support).
To support wellbeing and safeguarding, we start every day with check-in for tutors. Any issues can then be flagged up to the pastoral team and we also operate an immediate contact policy regarding non-attendance to online lessons.
Please see the downloadable documents below...