Remote Learning

KTC REMOTE LEARNING CURRICULUM

Our ambition is to provide a remote offer that closely resembles normal in-class lessons as well as provide wider enrichment and wellbeing activities.  We offer the following remote curriculum offer as a minimum:

Our remote learning curriculum matches, as much as is possible, our normal curriculum. We offer a minimum of 5 hours per day, as per students’ normal timetable, and will include directed activities such as enrichment, physical activity and independent learning.

All students will follow their normal school timetable.

  • The students need to follow their usual timetable and log on to Google Classroom at the start of their lessons. There will be short, frequent assessments to enable students to show their understanding of what has been taught, and to inform teachers’ next steps in their planning.
  • We understand that it is not always possible to have access to a computer or similar device and if this is the case, work from the Live Lesson will be posted onto Google Classroom for everyone to see the work set.
  • If you would rather paper copies of work sent home then please do not hesitate to contact us, we have packs ready to send out if needed.
  • Curriculum content will be accessible to students including those with SEND. Lessons are differentiated live by TAs when possible and they are available via Google Classroom when necessary. If students with SEND have any issues accessing lesson content, or if you have concerns about the provision being provided, please contact Mrs Brenson and Mrs Simmons on the College’s admin email admin@ktc-tkat.org
  • Students attendance is recorded by teachers at every lesson. Absences will be followed up using the normal procedures in place.
  • If students are unable to access remote learning due to technical difficulties they will need to contact the school via phone, or email admin@ktc-tkat.org
  • If students are unable to access remote learning due to a lack of equipment they should contact their Head of Year:
  • Year 7 - Mrs Hicking - mhicking@ktc-tkat.org
  • Year 8 - Mrs Cooper - lcooper@ktc-tkat.org
  • Year 9 - Ms Howard - mhoward@ktc-tkat.org
  • Year 10 - Ms Morley - tmorley@ktc-tkat.org
  • Year 11 - Ms Deramchi - rderamchi@ktc-tkat.org
  • Please continue to encourage your child to read as we think it is one of the most important ways to ‘catch up’ students’ learning skills. Using audiobooks and blogs is also an effective way to help support this.
  • Reading is key for all students. In Years 7 and 8, students will continue to have Library lessons during which they’ll be read to.
  • Students need to be encouraged to read independently for 15 mins per day & once they have finished a book to quiz on said book using this link https://ukhosted46.renlearn.co.uk/2240748
  • Students must have their username and password to do so. (Stuck in the front of their planners) If they do not know or have lost either of these they need to email jmccalla@ktc-tkat.org or cowen@ktc-tkat.org
  • Lastly, could you add on there that any child that has finished their book or does not have access to a book and would like one is to email jmccalla@ktc-tkat.org or cowen@ktc-tkat.org so that we can leave a suitable book in their reading age in reception or can email out links to free audiobooks.

Support for Pupils, parents and staff

At Kemnal Technology College, we are passionate about the wellbeing and mental health of our school community.  Our fundamental priority is to establish communications with pupils and parents whilst pupils are working remotely from home.  Our pastoral team is committed to ensuring that all pupils are coping under the restrictions presented to them personally and academically.  We also work very closely with Bromley wellbeing who work with some of our pupils to help them with particular issues that they may be facing.  Our wrap-around care involves:

  • Weekly communication by the pastoral team
  • Communication and workshops delivered remotely via our inclusion manager
  • Workshops provide by Bromley wellbeing
  • Possible referrals to Bromley wellbeing

Staff wellbeing is facilitated through regular communications to outline guidance issued from the DfE. Having positive relationships and an open-door policy allows for discussions to take place to ensure our staff to feel confident and comfortable with new developments in teaching. Support for staff involves:

  • Weekly CPD sessions
  • Regular Line Management meetings
  • Workshops provided by Bromley Wellbeing

For further information on Bromley wellbeing please see their website: https://www.bromleywell.org.uk/our-services/mental-health-services/ 

Remote Learning - Guide to Accessing Lessons
Live Streaming of Lessons - Guidance
Google Classroom Support Guide
Enrichment Activities for Half Term
Supporting Our SEND Students Remotely
KTC Remote Learning Curriculum