Remote Education at Corby Business Academy
Here you will find details of how our students, currently not in school, will be able to access remote learning during this period of temporary school closure. These details are correct for learning delivered and accessed from 11/01/20.
In preparation for a potential period of closure to the majority of our community we have mapped our core curriculum to a remote offer to ensure students continue to receive the learning we had planned for them and that transition between home and school learning is as seamless as possible. This includes adaptations to methods of delivery that best suit remote learning and some adjustment of skill and knowledge focus to prioritise the content that is most achievable in these circumstances. A small number of students may be provided with an alternative to this curriculum where their educational needs require significant changes or adjustments in learning. This will be personalised according to these needs and mirror skills and content wherever possible.
All students are asked to follow their in school timetables. This will ensure they are able to access at least 5 hours of remote learning per school day, designed to combine the key elements of a comprehensive blended approach. This approach will contain both live and recorded teaching, specialist support with high quality resource and time to apply and consolidate learning . Details of how this will work in practice can be found under the headings below.
Please click on the image below to view our parent and carer guide to remote education at Corby Business Academy.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
Teachers will schedule live lessons for all students in these years. These will take place in Microsoft Teams as per the school day, which can be seen below. Teachers will provide instruction and support connected to an assignment that is set and submitted weekly. These assignments will provide further recorded teaching for all students in these year groups in the form of narrative and instructional PowerPoints, teaching videos and resources. Completed work will need to be submitted in teams by 3pm on Friday and this will be regularly reinforced in the live elements. Attendance to lessons will be tracked and monitored throughout the week and teachers will be available to support all students for their timetabled lessons when asked to complete activities independently through class teams and the chat function.
Key Stage 4 and 5 (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13)
Teachers will schedule live lessons for all students in these years. These will take place in Microsoft Teams as per the school day, which can be seen below. Teachers will provide teaching for these lessons that is connected to the examination pathway they are on. Students will be virtually taught for 20-30mins of the lesson time and directed to complete specific tasks related to content being covered. Assignments in Microsoft Teams will also be provided to allow students to the submit the completed work that will be assessed and fed back on by subject teachers. Attendance to lessons will be tracked and monitored throughout the week and teachers will be available to support all students for their timetabled lessons via the functions in Microsoft Teams.
Parents are able to view all assignments set for and submitted their child through the Show My Homework platform.
Where a teacher is unable to deliver a live lesson, an assignment will be set in their class teams. This will contain narrated or written instruction from a subject specialist.
Remote Pastoral Education
All students will receive a weekly assembly led by their Head of Year or a member of SLT. Furthermore, they are expected to access a weekly tutor session as per the timetable below. Break, lunch and tutor time will be the same for all students in all year groups this term.
Remote Timetable (Please click on the table to enlarge the Timetable)
In light of the recent school closures across the country in response to Covid-19, Children First Northamptonshire and Northants County Council have put together a variety of useful guides, as well as an Online Safety Agreement. These guides as well as other online safety information can be found by clicking here.
Safeguarding Support for Students and Families
In response to the current situation with Covid-19, Children first Northamptonshire have provided a service finder for a variety of local support networks for children and their families, click here for more information and click here to visit our Safeguarding section for regular updates and further information.