Pre 16 Home Learning Package
In light of the government measures in place in response to Covid-19, the Inclusion Hampshire team have developed a bespoke home learning package for each of our learners.
From the start of the Summer term we will be introducing Google Classroom in addition to the package of measures introduced prior to the Easter holidays.
Our virtual School Package will include:
- Access to Inclusion Hampshire’s Google Classroom, with each learner being given their own @inclusionhampshire.org.uk email account, and enable a Virtual classroom environment in which all learners and tutors are together
- Access to Seneca Learning, an online learning platform
- Bespoke Home Learning Package for those unable to access online material
- Continued 1-1 tutor support by email when necessary outside of Google Classroom
- Phone calls from a member of our pastoral and therapeutic team also available for support
This is a virtual learning environment that intends to replicate, as closely as possible, a school classroom. Tutors will also be online in the classroom, ready to help and support with each assignment.
Tutors are able to create tasks that can be completed on Google Docs, provide explanatory video links and set assignments on Seneca Learning by using Google Classroom. It also enables all learners to communicate with each other and their tutors at the same time, thus helping re-establish some social contacts that may have otherwise been lost.
It should be noted that Google Classroom does not include any direct video or audio communication.
Each Inclusion Hampshire learner has been given a new email address as part of this package.
Once learners have logged on, they will see instructions for how to use Google Classroom. We anticipate that there will be a few issues to overcome to start but staff are ready to support learners in overcoming these.
Learners will continue to access Seneca Learning – an online platform. This can be accessed by laptop/computer or phone.
Tutors will be setting assignments which learners will see when they log in and it is important to balance their time between English and Math. Students and tutors will be able to see how they are progressing.
Bespoke Home Learning Package
There are some who find it more difficult to access online learning or do not have access to laptops/computers. The work provided here will be extremely important to these learners to ensure they are still able to continue their education.
If you require more worksheets, please email Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will send some via email attachment or printed worksheets in the post (please specify your preference in the email).
Timetabled Tutor Support
Tutors will contact learners at the scheduled times they were due to attend Inclusion Hampshire. For example, if they were scheduled to attend between 2-4pm on a Monday, they should expect an email from their timetabled tutor at 2pm. This tutor will be on hand for this two-hour period to offer teaching and support with either Seneca Learning or the Home Learning package.
Similarly, tutors will also be providing additional work online, as appropriate.
It is important that learners maintain the structure they would normally have been provided by their timetable to ensure continuity and familiarity. However, we do acknowledge that this is not always possible. Tutors will be available throughout the day (10am-4pm) should a learner not be able to reply to an email during their timetabled session but please be aware that tutors will prioritise the learners they are timetabled to see.
Pastoral & Therapeutic Support
Many of you will have already received a phone call from one of our dedicated Pastoral & Therapeutic team. This support and contact will continue throughout this period.
As with the tutor support, this will take place during a learner’s timetabled session. For example, if they were due to see James on a Thursday between 10am-11am, they should expect a phone call during this time.
Please note, tutor and support team phone calls will appear as “caller unknown” (or similar). Please check the timetable you have been provided with each day, or contact our Head of Pre 16 Education, Matthew Atkinson, to confirm the time that this should take place.
If a member of our team is unable to reach someone at the first attempt, they will try to do so on a different day.
In some cases, learners may be scheduled to see two members of the therapeutic team, however if you would prefer to only speak to one member of staff, please confirm this with them so they can inform their colleague.
We are aware that online learning is not the ideal situation for some of our learners. Nevertheless, it is important to maintain contact with our team to ensure that this period of disruption does not adversely affect each learner’s progress they have made during their time at Inclusion Hampshire.
Following the introduction of Google Classroom we are not planning to introduce any other elements to our online learning environment. Our learners have all been brilliant in adapting to each new platform and it is important that we build continuity and consistency using these until we are able to reopen.
As always, we would appreciate feedback from learners and yourselves to help us provide the best support we can during this time.
We thank you for your support during this uncertain and challenging time.
The team will continue to keep in touch but please do contact Matt on email@example.com with any queries or concerns.