LESLIE FRANCES TRAINING:
58 Eldon Street, Barnsley S70 2JL. Tel: 01226 243204
1st Floor, 54-56 Fargate, Sheffield S1 2HE. Tel: 0114 273 8661
2 MARCH 2021 - PHASED RETURN TRAINING PLAN
Further to government announcements regarding Further Education returning to the Academy on Monday 8th March, please see below details of our phased return. Hopefully, practical work can take place on models from 12th April, we will be using training heads until this time. This will continue to be monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
REMOTE EDUCATION PROVISION: INFORMATION FOR APPRENTICES
The information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to apprentices (and parents or carers and employers where appropriate) about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual apprentices are self-isolating, please see below.
THE REMOTE CURRICULUM
What is taught to apprentices at home?
An apprentices' first day or two of being educated remotely should not look different from our standard approach, as we have taken all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should apprentices expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of apprentices being sent home?
All apprentices will be contacted by their Tutor on their individual group cross-platform messaging app.
A plan of the remote learning activity will be agreed within the tutor group and will start immediately.
This plan will be reviewed every 3 weeks in line with the government guidelines and shared on the groups messaging platform.
Following the first few days of remote education apprentices will continue to be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in the academy.
The curriculum will be adapted to bring forward any activities or learning that will benefit from being delivered remotely e.g., assignment work, remote exam activities, end point assessment preparation.
Practical demonstrations etc.
Training heads will be issued to all apprentices to access practical training activities each week and for extra study activities set each week to stretch the apprentice's abilities.
REMOTE TEACHING AND STUDY TIME EACH DAY
How long can I expect work set by the academy each day?
Each week a timetabled session will be delivered via video calls, photographs as basis for discussions and worksheets on City & Guilds SmartScreen.
ACCESSING REMOTE EDUCATION
How will Apprentices access any online remote education we are providing?
All apprentices will use tablets and mobile devices to access the online communication app (WhatsApp).
If an apprentice does not have digital or online access at home, how will we support them to access remote education?
We can discuss any online access issues at home on an individual basis to ensure everyone has support to access remote education.
All City & Guilds SmartScreen resources will be available online or can be printed off and posted out for apprentices.
Submission of any work can be via communication app individually or by group and also email can be issued.
How will apprentices be taught remotely?
Recorded online demonstrations or clips used for discussion and teaching.
Live demonstrations of practical learning
Pre-printed paper worksheets
Competition work using photographs and mood boards.
One to one and group sessions
ENGAGEMENT & FEEDBACK
How will we monitor how Apprentices are engaging with their work?
Attendance and punctuality are recorded and monitored for remote learning.
Tutors and training team will liaise with employers on progress and engagement by apprentices and tutors.
Remote sessions will be evaluated at the end of each session to ensure learning is effective. This is monitored by the Training Manager along with attendance and punctuality to sessions.
Reviews with apprentices and employers will continue to take place at least every 6 weeks. More frequent reviews will take place if any extra support is needed e.g., Weekly if any mental health support is identified.
How will we assess Apprentice's work and progress?
Apprentice's work will be assessed using communication app and feedback will be given individually within their tutor group each week.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES WITH PARTICULAR NEEDS
How will we work with apprentices who need additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
Any apprentices needing additional support we will liaise with parents/carers/employers on a daily/weekly basis to support apprentices with all the activities and use a flexible approach to succeed with the individuals.
REMOTE EDUCATION FOR SELF-ISOLATING APPRENTICES
If my young person is not in the Academy because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Self-isolating apprentices will be able to access all the learning remotely online or through City & Guilds SmartScreen.