We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:
- live teaching (online lessons)
- recorded teaching (e.g. video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- long-term project work and/or internet research activities.
Extra support for our students
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have made £96 million of one-off funding available nationally for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding will support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
Staying focused at home
Working from home has become the “new norm” and just like for others, it can be quite an adjustment for students.
At BMet, we have put a lot of support in place to try to make the transition from studying at college to home easier.
These include bringing studying to life through innovative lessons via Microsoft TEAMS platforms and regular messages to students (via emails, our website and our social media channels).
Our student experience teams are also a popular source of advice and guidance for our students.
- Do attend your full timetable. We continue to complete attendance registers.
- Do complete all work set by your teachers. You need to hand in all work as this will be required to evidence your grade.
- Don’t assume your grade will be calculated. All qualifications will require evidence.
- Do go the extra mile – challenge yourself to complete your best work.
- Ask for help if you need it – we are here to help and support you.
- Do attend exams if you are asked to do so. This will only be for an important onsite assessment and will be completed safely and we will ensure that you can adhere to social distancing when at college.