Springhead Lane, Anlaby Common, Eastriding of Yorkshire, HU5 5YJ

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Welcome to The Hub School

Home Learning-Remote Education

We understand that you may have queries or concerns regarding the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We want to assure you that since the start of the outbreak we have been following all government advice and will continue to do so as part of the broader national effort to limit the spread of the virus.  We receive daily update's from the Department for Education with the latest information from Public Health England and we have access to Public Health England and Department for Education helplines, as well as support from local services.

The Hub School continue to remain open as instructed by the government, but in the event you need to remain home, we are now delivering online lessons to all students who are unable to attend school.  Below you will find a range of details to enable you to work effectively from home, we will update our home learning page regularly, please check the page as often as you can.  We are keeping an archive of online resources available for staff/parents and carers to download should they need to, please find further details below.

We have also provided links to free online education resources.

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the section below.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to students at home

A student's first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of students being sent home?

Teachers will set online review and assessment work on SAM Learning.  Please ask your child to log in to www.samlearning.com

Our Centre ID is HU5HS. 

User IDs are ‘Date of Birth and Initials’ e.g. 300507DB (ddmmyyii). 

Passwords are the same as the user ID but can be changed by students to something more memorable.  Passwords can be reset on request.

If a teacher is unable to set work immediately, please refer to your child’s timetable - you can ask them to find relevant activities to do on SAM Learning.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, many more review activities will be set on SAM Learning, there will be a reduced number of practical activities taking place, students will be expected to return their work via teams or email in order to be marked by staff.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take students broadly the following number of hours each day:

Secondary school-aged students not working towards formal qualifications this year

We set at least 2 tasks per week for each subject on SAM Learning (equivalent to about 30 minutes of work).  Students are also able to access 4 x 1-hour face to face lessons per day with teaching staff, which includes independent working time.

Secondary school-aged students working towards formal qualifications this year

We set at least 2 tasks per week for each subject on SAM Learning (equivalent to about 30 minutes of work).  Students are also able to access 4 x 1-hour face to face lessons per day with teaching staff, which includes independent working time.

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

SAM Learning provides online ‘Review and Assessment’ - with thousands of activities across all subjects at KS3 and GCSE: www.samlearning.com  (SAM Learning help for parents and learners is here.)

Microsoft Teams is the preferred platform for accessing remote teaching and checking in with staff on a daily basis.

Letters to parents/carers which contain details of how to access online learning platforms are available by selecting letters home

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. We have already contacted parents/carers to ascertain the existing IT provision in each home and whether there is access to the internet. We take the following approaches to support those students who otherwise would be unable to access remote education: 

Where IT and/or internet provision is unavailable or is not suitable, the school will loan laptops to students and lend devices that enable internet access.  Parents/carers will need to sign a lending agreement prior to devices being left in the home.

If students require printed materials to support their learning, we are more than happy as a school to send out paper copies to home addresses or these can be collected from reception by parents/carers.

In rare cases where students do not have online access or are unable to access online materials due to their special educational needs, work can be submitted via postal return or can be dropped at the main school reception.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

●       live teaching (online lessons)

●       recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)

●       printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

●       textbooks and reading books students have at home

●       commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

Online Review and Assessment from www.samlearning.com (Learners can either complete set tasks, or activities of their own choice.)

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

●       Students are expected to log in to their timetabled lessons each day.  There are 4 lessons per day.

●       Students are expected to complete the work they are set by teachers and return this in the agreed format eg, via teams, email or SAM Learning.

●       We expect students to complete at least 2 set tasks a week per subject on SAM Learning - teachers will receive the results of this work automatically.

●       We expect parents to support their child’s learning by ensuring they are up and ready to learn at the start of lesson one, they are not distracted by others in the household, they are suitably dressed to be viewed on camera (no pajamas!) and the are encouraged to complete independent work outside of the remote learning lessons.

●       Breaks are built in to the timetable to allow students time for lunch and to have screen breaks.  It is important that parents/carers support their children in re-engaging with remote learning following a designated break.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

●       Registers will be taken in school for all remote learning lessons

●       Parents/carers will be contacted by the attendance officer if students are regularly not engaging in their online remote learning.

●       We monitor twice a week that students have engaged and completed their work set by their teachers on SAM Learning; we check in the middle of the week and at the end of the week. If the student has not engaged with their learning a member of staff will contact the student to help.

●       Where students are causing disruption to learning and are not engaging appropriately, the subject teacher will contact parents to inform and request support.

●       If students continue to disrupt they will be temporarily removed from the remote learning session.

●       LSO’s will contact parents/carers on a weekly basis to give an overview of the student’s engagement and performance throughout the week.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows:

●       Students will receive verbal feedback on a regular basis throughout their online remote lessons.

●       Students will receive written feedback which includes points to improve either electronically via Teams or through the chat function.

●       Students receive immediate feedback on work completed on SAM Learning.  Teachers will receive reports on work done and will work to identify ‘next steps’, based on their scores.

Additional support for students with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some students, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students in the following ways:

●       Teaching staff will deliver 1 2 1 support where necessary at appropriate times during remote lessons.

●       1 2 1 support from an LSO will be put in place by the school for students who are working at a level significantly below their peers and are struggling to access online learning within a group.

●       Teaching staff will be setting and reviewing ‘Intervention and Support’ Tasks on SAM Learning to continue to address gaps in learning as identified in school.

●       Printed packs of work are also available to support online learning for those students who may be struggling with online work.

Remote education for self-isolating students

Where individual students need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching students both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Students who are self-isolating will have access to remote learning with a teacher/LSO twice a day.  This will be supported with independent learning activities which can be completed outside the remote lessons.

SAM Learning also allows us to target Review and Assessment work at individuals as appropriate.  This will be particularly useful to check that pupils are keeping up with their studies and to quickly identify any learning gaps.

SEND - Home Learning Support

Programmes and Apps to Help During Home Learning

Working on a computer for a long time can be a difficult thing to adapt to, especially when you learn are used to learning in a different way. Below are some helpful programmes, features and websites that you can use to help with the transition.

Remember to check with your parent or guardian before downloading any new software to your device.

Flux is a free application that you can get on Windows, Apple devices, and on Android devices. Flux makes the colour of your computer’s display change according to the time of day that you are using your computer. It removes the blue light that your computer, tablet or phone uses in the screen, reducing headaches and strain on your eyes whilst also helping you to get to sleep easily when you have stopped working.

OpenDyslexic is a free font that you can download on Windows, Apple devices, and on Android devices. It increases readability for readers with dyslexia as the letters have a unique shape with a bold bottom. You can quickly figure out which part of the letter is down, helping you to recognise the correct letter and helping to keep your brain from rotating them around.

Natural Readers is a professional text to speech programme that changes any written text into spoken words. It also highlights the words as it reads. You simply need to upload the document or PowerPoint, or alternatively copy and paste the text into the box and click “Play” in the top left hand corner. You can also change the voice to one which best suits you.

Colorveil is available on Windows devices and is useful if you find using an overlay effective. The application adds a customisable colour filter over your desktop, internet browser, document or program. You can easily turn it off too.

MyON is a digital reading application that enables students to read anytime and anywhere, 24/7, including weekends, holidays, school breaks, and summer vacation. Once you log in, they can read books within the myON digital library and daily news articles from myON News. Students can browse or search the myON digital library to find books on a variety of topics and themes.

You can:

Read books online on any web-enabled device that is connected to the Internet

Read books offline with free mobile apps

Read the same book as many times as they want to read it

Use optional reading supports including audio, text highlighting, and an embedded dictionary

Immersive Reader view on Microsoft Word

If your teachers are giving you work using Microsoft Word, you can use the Immersive Reader to help you to follow the work with fewer distractions. Follow the steps below to access this on the web-browser version of Microsoft word:

Click on “View” on the tool bar
Click on “View” on the tool bar
Click on Immersive Reader
Click on Immersive Reader

You can scroll through the work on the document. You can also click on words to have them read out by the voice over

You can edit your preferences by selecting the “Text Preferences” button in the top right-hand corner. This allows you to change the font, background colour and the size of the font.

You can select “Grammar Options” to turn on syllable breaks and labels for word classes (e.g. adjective).

You can select “Reading Preferences” and change how many lines of text show up when you are reading so that you can focus on one part of the text.

Clicking on the arrow will expand your window to full screen so that you can focus even further.

If you need help or support, please contact the school, we would be happy to assist.

Mental Health & Emotional Well-being

There are also new articles to help families through social distancing and will be available regularly during the coming weeks and months.
Take a look at Parent Info's latest article on looking after your family's mental health when you're stuck indoors.

Kooth is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy to receive one-to-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, receive and provide peer to peer support through moderated online forums, and read and contribute to articles.  We encourage you to use this safe online service, to help support the mental health and Emotional well-being of all of the students at The Hub School and their siblings too.  We have provided the link and also other resources and information to the website which is available on our Support Networks page

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here: 

gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

#OnlineSafetyAtHome 
Thinkyouknow.co.uk have created a page to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools.  Each fortnight, they are releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety.  Each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities, which parents can do at home using the Thinkuknow resources. 
Help sheets are available for Parents & Carers, please select the link which we have made available here
Home activity packs
Once you have read the Helpsheets, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs, we have provided a link for each age range.
Thinkyouknow are also providing support and advice links for parents and carers, a free newsfeed service, which helps families in a digital world, we have provided this link for you here
Department for Education
Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

Department for Education have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

We have provided the main link below:

The Oak National Academy provides online classroom lessons. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons are free to use by both teachers and young people.  We have provided Art lesson links below.

What if you don't have art materials at home?  Please click here

Free Online Education Resources

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.  BBC Bitesize can be accessed by selecting the green link above.

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content.  Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
You Tube videos on many subjects
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Archived Learning

Previous Weeks - Home Learning Links & Resources