For Parents and Students
What are live lessons?
- Where appropriate, each class in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 will have one live lesson per week with academy staff.
- In the event of staff absence, a live lesson may not go ahead but students will be informed of this via their school email.
- Other lessons for that week will be blended with work set via the Student Portal as is the current procedure and other online platforms such as GCSE Pod, Hegarty, Seneca and Oak Academy.
- A lesson may contain:
- Teacher answering questions from students,
- Delivery of Content,
- Reviewing work,
- Introducing new work, or
- Responding to Concerns.
- Individual faculties will decide on the approach which best suits their subject and the students’ learning.Subjects may decide to:
- A full, taught lesson (as if in the academy) with students completing tasks set throughout the live lesson guided for the full timetabled hour by their teachers.
- A lesson clinic, where staff are live for the first 15 minutes of the lesson slot to give instruction and then students work independently with the members of staff available via chat for the entire lesson.
Who are live lessons for?
Currently Live Lessons will be for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 only.
Key Stage 3 students will have their lessons set via the Student Portal with some additional online delivery at least once a week which may be a YouTube video, Hegarty, Seneca, GCSE Pod or the Oak Academy online lessons.
When are Live Lessons going to be held?
A timetable will be created for each year group in KS4 and KS5 which will then be posted on the academy website in the Student Learning Resources section and on social media.
Students will receive an individual Teams invite to each lesson via their school email account.
Expectations for Live Lessons
By attending a Live Lesson via Teams, you agree to the following expectations of students and parents.
If these expectations are not met, your son/ daughter will be removed from the lesson and potentially be removed from future Live Lessons.
- All microphones will be disabled for students.
- All camera/video will be disabled for students.
- Students will communicate through the chat function only.
- Students will use the chat responsibly – no inappropriate language, no conversations with other students about non-lesson related things, no use of inappropriate images.
- Students should only log in using their school email address. Teachers will remind any students to do this.
- Students will not be permitted to present anything during the lesson or share files through the chat.
- Be respectful to staff and other students at all times.
- Stay online of the duration of the lesson and complete the work set.
- Expectations of Parents
- Ensure your child is clear of the expectations above and is aware of what will happen if they are not followed
- Ensure your child understands how to log on following the tutorial:
- Should you wish to opt out of Live Lessons then please contact wednesfieldHigh.GroupEmail@wolverhampton.gov.uk stating your child’s name and form group.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is having IT issues
- Ensure your child, where ever possible, is in a productive environment free of distractions/noise and is equipped for learning
- This will not be an opportunity for parents to communicate with staff. This is a new way of working for staff and we expect them to be fully supported by everyone. Criticism of how staff choose to deliver their lessons will not be accepted and the right of your child to attend may be removed. Any concerns about your child’s learning should be addressed via wednesfieldHigh.GroupEmail@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Safeguarding Staff and Students
- Each lesson will have two members of staff present. Should any safeguarding concerns arise, staff will briefly explain and then end the lesson.
- If a student have any safeguarding concerns then these can be reported to email@example.com