Remote Learning Statement

Mainstream 16-19 Students

Teachers will continue to follow the normal college timetable and work will be set that reflects the length of the ‘normal’ lesson. Lessons will be a mix of delivery & interaction with a proportion of independent directed tasks and student collaboration. Assessment will continue to form part of the lesson to ensure students understand and are progressing. Flipped work or homework will continue to form part of student learning and will be set regularly.

Students need to treat remote learning in the same way as a lesson in college and be prepared, dressed appropriately and ready to work. Any lesson delivery is for the use of the students only and must not be recorded or shared inappropriately. If a student is unable to join a remote lesson due to illness the college will need to be notified in the usual way by email to attendance@portsmouth-college.ac.uk

Where students are studying courses with more practical elements teachers are modifying what is required during this period of lockdown and are teaching alternative content which is more suited to remote learning and will return to practical elements requiring specialist equipment or facilities when we return to college later in the year.

Students without devices, connectivity or a suitable learning environment can continue to attend college to join their remote lessons in the Study Centre and are asked to contact progressmentors@portsmouth-college.ac.uk to book in.

Support for students with SEND

SEND students on mainstream programmes should be able to access remote learning as detailed above. Any SEND students with an Education Health and Care Plan on a mainstream programme can attend college as that provision and support is available. Again, please contact progressmentors@portsmouth-college.ac.uk to book a place in the Study Centre

SEND students in the LDD department can also take up a place in college and contact can be made via amber.johnson@portsmouth-college.ac.uk (temporary Learning Area Manager) to book a place. All students in this department will be sent work to complete at home and regular contact will be made to review progress and additional support needs. Weekly contact will be made with all students/parents/carers.

Adult Education and Apprenticeships

Adult learners studying one of our ‘Futures’ (qualification based) courses and Apprentices will follow the same delivery methodology as the mainstream 16-19 students, participating under the same guiding principles identified. If a student is unable to join a remote lesson due to illness then they need to notify the college using adultlearning@portsmouth-college.ac.uk in the usual way.

Fun (non-qualification) courses are postponed until further notice. More information will be published on these courses once the Government reduces lockdown restrictions.

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