Learning at Home
Remote Learning: Learner and Parent Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities – Learners
o Dedicate appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teacher(s)
o Check appropriate online platforms, as directed by the school, for information on courses, assignments, activities and resources daily.
o Identify an appropriate space to study/learn.
o Submit all assignments in accordance with provided timeline and/or due dates.
o Be mindful of your social and emotional well-being.
Roles & Responsibilities – Parents
Support their child / children in their learning by:
o Providing an environment conducive to learning (access to technology, appropriate study space during daytime).
○ Engaging in conversations on posted materials / assignments / activities.
○ Monitoring time spent engaging in online and offline learning, including variables such as preferred learning times (morning, afternoon, evening). Too much screen time must be avoided.
○ Support emotional balance by providing ample room and time for reflection, physical activity, conversation, and down-time.
Please follow the link below for some useful advice about the learning platforms your children will be engaging with and using.
Info for Parents: Distance Learning Phase 1
Please see the below document (in both pdf and jpg versions) that describes how you can support your child in structuring their days and accessing their education from Home.
How to access digital learning from home
National Literacy Trust Free Online Zone
In response to school closures across the UK, the National Literacy Trust has launched a free online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
Family Zone www.literacyfamilyzone.org.uk is a one-stop shop for families. Drawing on their expertise and partnerships with teachers, authors, publishers, educational organisations and corporates, Family Zone brings together some of the UK’s most exciting literacy resources and activities in one place. Family Zone is curated for early years to early teens and is full of engaging activities for families to do together.
They will continue to develop and publish new content on Family Zone over the coming weeks and months to ensure that they are keeping families engaged and motivated to learn and share stories together.
Skills Development Scotland Support Information
Skills Development Scotland’s absolute priority remains supporting individuals, employers, partners and colleagues through the effects of the pandemic.
- SDS is continuing to provide career, information, advice and guidance for all young people. Our school careers advisers are endeavouring to maintain contact with pupils and we are looking at how we can further develop on-line services to support them.
- We are already working with the SQA and other awarding bodies in relation to Foundation Apprenticeships. This work will support their guidance for individuals and learning providers to ensure that the effects of disruption are minimised and that wherever possible, apprentices and learners are not negatively impacted in the longer term.
We will seek to keep all our partners updated on these developments moving forward.
- Careers Advisers will still be able to continue their support to pupils and their parents and carers. This will be done via telephone, Skype or online. To speak to a Careers Adviser call their local centre on 01467 623623 (Inverurie Centre) and 01779 479345 (Peterhead Centre). Details of all our centres can be found on My World of Work. Calls are being automatically re-routed to advisers (all of whom are home-working). Messaging can be provided for your comms channels if needed. Please be reassured that SDS Careers Advisers will continue to proactively contact pupils to offer them ongoing support.