Update - 24/02/2021: Currently BOA is closed to all students other than vulnerable learners, children of key workers and those sitting examinations. Therefore we are running live video lessons via Microsoft Teams for all year groups as per the usual timetable.
This is guidance for students who are working remotely either because they are self-isolating or the academy has been temporarily closed as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic.
To ensure our students are as disadvantaged as little as possible by any disruption we have activated our remote learning policy. The details of which can be found below.
Appropriate learning activities are being set for all students who have been directed to self-isolate. The tasks set mirror as closely as possible the learning that would otherwise be delivered in the classroom.
Students working remotely are expected to spend as much time on their studies as they would when following their normal timetable.
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Learning guides and resources for the week are made available in advance of each lesson, as per the usual timetable.
Lesson presentations (containing instructions) and resources are being shared with students via the Virtual Classroom platform Microsoft Teams.
Learning tasks and work to be submitted will be clearly identified as 'assignments' within the Microsoft Teams app.
All students have already been trained to use Microsoft Teams and are now experienced users, as we also use this platform to manage Independent Study.
Please note that students will need to use their BOA IT account to log in to MS Teams, email teachers and upload evidence of their work.
For support accessing the files and/or logging in please contact ITHelp@boa-academy.co.uk.
The MS Teams app and Email is our primary communication tool. Teachers will respond to student questions and queries either on a case by case basis or in bulk communications.
Teachers will ensure that students receive feedback on their progress in line with departmental and academy marking policy.
The learning guides, resources, and emails may be supplemented in some areas with other digital tools such as Mathswatch, Senica Learning, GCSE Pod and Ezy Education. If your child is instructed to access these but has any technical difficulty, please either contact the subject teacher or ITHelp@boa-academy.co.uk.
Every week we will send a reminder to check for the latest instructions and activities.
Whilst the academy is open and classes are running as normal, we will not ask teachers to deliver live streamed video lessons as this will create too much additional workload, however they will check-in with isolating students periodically.
In the unfortunate event of an academy closure we will strive provide live streamed video lessons which will broadly match normal timetables.