The Peak Academy For Parents

School Status

Please check the tables below to see if your child's class remains open, and for information about the status of other services at the school.


How the blend of remote online learning and in school teaching works:

Pupils will continue to follow a rotation of 5 days learning in school followed by 5 days learning at home. This will then repeat....

Pupils have been placed into two groups, Key Stage 4/ nurture and Key Stage 3.

Key stage 4/ nurture groups include;

  • Everest
  • Serenity
  • Arnside
  • Donard
  • Skiddaw

Key stage 3 groups include;

  • Baystones
  • Scafell
  • Snowdon
  • Nevis
  • Helvellyn
DatesGroupsLocation

Wednesday 6th Jan – Tuesday

12th Jan

Key stage 3

Learning at home

Wednesday 6th Jan – Tuesday

12th Jan

Key stage 4/ nurture

Learning in school

Dates GroupsLocation

Wednesday 13th Jan – Tuesday

19th Jan

Key stage 3

Learning in school

Wednesday 13th Jan – Tuesday

19th Jan

Key stage 4/ nurture

Learning at home

Some pupils will be in school full time as agreed with their parent/ carer and/ or outside agencies.

Should you decide to keep your son/ daughter at home, that will be your decision. We will support pupils at home with live remote online learning. Pupils in school will follow normal lessons and curriculum learning.

What and how are pupils taught at home?

To help with a consistent approach, the times link to the normal running of the school day. The actual lesson will finish 10 minutes before the allotted time to allow pupils to have a rest break and then be ready for the next session.

The ’Well-Being’ session has been put in during the mid-part of the day to allow for pupils do something different from the online live teaching. During this time, they will not be required to log on. They should use this time for engaging with something different, and where possible, do some exercise.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We will continue to use TEAMS to deliver our live remote online lessons, please see below the timings for when pupils at home should log onto their lessons:

Key Stage 3:

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Monday

9.30-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

Well-Being

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Tuesday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

Well-Being

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Wednesday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

Well-Being

12.30-1.20

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Thursday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

Well-Being

12.30-1.20

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Friday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

Key Stage 4/ Nurture:

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Monday

9.30-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

Well-Being

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Tuesday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

Well-Being

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Wednesday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

Well-Being

12.30-1.20

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Thursday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

Well-Being

2.00-2.50

2.50- 3.00

Friday

8.50-9.40

9.40-10.30

10.30-11.20

11.40-12.30

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Pupils will al access their learning online through microsoft TEAMS. All pupils now have access to laptops and the internet. If there is anything wrong with your device or internet let the school know immediately. All work for the forthcoming week is also uploaded to the school website for pupils to access. Should all technology fail, please contact the school and we will organise paper copies of work either that do or by the following day at the latest.

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

Yes they will, there will be some slight adaptions to how this will work, mainly in practical subjects. For example, you won’t have the same amount of equipment or facilities for PE at home, so you may have a change of focus for some of the skills being learnt. Where possible, resources will be sent home to help with learning as has already happened in art and forest school.

Pupils will also have continued access to online resources already available in school:

  • - VLE library
  • - Mathswatch
  • - Times Tables Rockstars

How will my child be taught remotely?

As outlined above lesson will be 10 minutes shorter than in school. In general lessons will form a structure of introducing the work/ topic followed by the teacher modelling examples and talking through how to do the work. After this the pupil will be expected to complete any tasks set and ask questions throughout for support and guidance. The teacher will then sum up towards the end. Again, depending on the subject this could be more fluid, more often in practical subjects.

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

It is vital that pupils do not fall behind in their learning, we encourage the same high standards of engagement at home as we would do in school. When pupils are online doing their live lessons on TEAMS they should:

  • Work at a desk/ table, not on a bed or sofa
  • Have a quiet place to work and switch off other distractions (e.g. TV, phone)
  • Blur their background online
  • Use the chat box on TEAMS for learning and use appropriate comments
  • Have their home learning books available
  • Have a drink of water next to them (but no eating)
  • Complete all work set in the documents on TEAMS and return work if required
  • Request from the teacher if you need to leave the session at any time
  • If there is a problem logging on, email your teacher or ask your parent/ carer to contact the school

As parent/ carers we would like you to support your son/ daughter as described above. Please can you also ensure they are up in the morning ready to learn on time, having eaten their breakfast and changed into day clothes (no hats/ caps to be worn or hoods up if they are wearing a hoodie).

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

At the start of every lesson we will continue to call home if your son/ daughter has not logged on, therefore you will be notified immediately. Please can you ensure you are available via phone during the school day. If we are unable to get in touch we will continue to call throughout the day. If this continues for a second day we will then look at when a home visit will be undertaken.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Formative assessment will happen in every lesson to ensure all pupils are continuing to progress in their learning. Using the chat box on TEAMS will be one method, however, as all lessons are live, pupils will receive verbal feedback as and when needed.

Summative assessment is carried out in line with our usual school practice with 3 weekly and 6 weekly assessment points, depending on the subject.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

They will still need to access the remote live learning from home as outlined above.

Other information

The school counsellor will continue with live sessions to support the well-being of pupils at home.

The school DSL and pastoral team will make home visits to support pupils at home if there is a safeguarding need or a continued lack of engagement. All multi agency meetings will continue remotely online.

The inclusion manager will support the work around EHCP and PeP’s so they are able to continue remotely online.

The school will support any requirements/ needs with regards to Free School Meals, please contact pupil services at the school.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the school any time.


CLASSSTATUSNOTES
SerenityOnline Learning and Onsite
EverestOnline Learning and Onsite
BaystonesOnline Learning and Onsite
ScafellOnline Learning and Onsite
SkiddawOnline Learning and Onsite
SnowdonOnline Learning and Onsite
HelvellynOnline Learning and Onsite
DonardOnline Learning and Onsite
ArnsideOnline Learning and Onsite
NevisOnline Learning and Onsite
Option WorkOnline Learning and Onsite

Please check this page to see when extra facilities will be available for pupils and members of the wider community.

School Services Status

ServiceStatusNotes
Breakfast clubCancelled
Lunch cateringOperating

After school clubCancelled
Swimming lessonsCancelled
Holiday clubsCancelled
Residential tripsCancelled
Overseas tripsCancelled
Public letting of facilitiesCancelled
Public letting of sports facilitiesCancelled

School FAQs
Read our COVID-19 Health Information

Useful Links

During the time whilst school is closed, pupils may feel worried, anxious, or unsafe.

There are a number of organisations they can contact for support.

Childline

Free telephone number: 0800 1111
Calling the number above will connect you to a one to one counsellor, who you can talk to about your worries.
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk anytime you like in your own way.
Free telephone number: 116 123
www.samaritans.org

Young Minds

Young Minds is a mental health charity for young people.
If you need support in a crisis or just need to talk to someone, Young Minds are there to offer support.
https://youngminds.org.uk/

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