Home Learning from March, 2021
Following the return of all students to College, we wish to continue to build on the excellent independent learning skills our students developed whilst working from home.
Home Learning is a formal part of the curriculum at Denton Community College and the work set is monitored by classroom teachers and quality assured by the Senior Leadership Team. As always, our aim is to provide a curriculum that:
- remains broad and balanced
- remains engaging and stimulating for students
- ensures all students have the opportunity to follow the subjects that we offered before Lockdown
There are two parts to our Home Learning provision:
- Weekly Tasks for all students (what we previously called homework)
- Classwork provided for absent/ self- isolating students
Routines and Expectations
The Weekly Tasks will be set through Google Classroom. Each subject will set a one hour task each week. Students will be expected to complete all of these tasks across the week and should also use their Home Learning Afternoon to continue to work on these activities. The timetable for the Weekly Tasks can be found here
Classwork for absent/ isolating students
Subject teachers will upload classwork for students who are absent into Google Classroom by the first part of the lesson. This will allow students who are self isolating to follow their timetabled lessons throughout the day.
Work will also be uploaded for students who are absent due to illness so they can refer to this work once they have recovered.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I find contact details for my child’s form tutor?
Please click here for access to the form tutor list.
What if my child has forgotten their password or is struggling to access their online work?
Should your child be unable to access Google Classroom, please email: email@example.com and ask for a password reset.
What if we do not have a computer or limited internet access?
We may be able to support you with technology or internet access. A number of internet service providers also have offers available. Please email your child’s Head of Year and they will advise you on what support can be offered.
What do I do if my child needs paper resources?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be passed to the Head of Year and the appropriate administration team. We will also contact you to help troubleshoot any ICT issues your child may have so that they can access their work through Google Classroom as soon as possible.
How can I see if my child is completing their work in all subjects to a good standard?
Teachers are grading students’ engagement with Home Learning and you can access this through your child’s Go4Schools profile. Also, you can request an update from your child’s form tutor.
Can I see what work is being set on Google Classroom?
You can have access to a guardian summary email which will detail the task, deadline and topic for each subject. You can choose to have these daily or weekly. If you would like to receive these notifications, please email your child’s form tutor who will be able to send you an email invite to the guardian summary. You can find out more here.
How do I support my child’s well-being when managing assignment deadlines?
Students will be set a deadline for the completion of work. If you or your child have concerns, please contact the subject teacher. Additionally, there is a video that explains how the ‘to do’ list works here
My child has additional needs. How will you work with me to support their Home Learning?
We recognise that some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may need additional support to access Home Learning. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families and we will work with parents and carers to support those students. If you have any concerns, please contact your child’s form tutor.
Would you like to contribute?
Please click on the image below for our Parent/ Carer Focus group