Virtual Learning Curriculum (VLC)
Welcome to our VLC. The VLC is an exciting platform which allows students to continue their learning from home when there are occasions of absence. This may include school closure; self-isolation; injury or illness. The online platform is easily accessible from home via Google and is best accessed on a computer or laptop rather than a mobile phone device. All classwork, recorded lessons and home-based learning will be posted on the students’ Google Classroom which they are automatically allocated to. There is also the facility for students to upload their work and home-based learning for teaching staff to offer feedback where appropriate. Students can contact their teachers via a secure message system allowing for individual and bespoke support to be offered. Ridgeway Academy use ‘Google Classroom’ as our platform, in addition to subject specific and teaching support applications.
In the case of school closure, students will be asked to participate in remote learning from home, to ensure that there is limited disruption to their education. It is imperative that all students fully engage with remote learning, however we appreciate that this may be unfamiliar and challenging at first. The expectation is that all students follow their normal timetable, including registration and form time. Teaching staff will post pre-reading or resources for printing (where required) before the day of the lesson, the live lessons will take place via a Google Meet link posted in the Classroom and will take place during the normal hour of the lesson. Students are to ensure that they are fully prepared for the lesson with their normal books or paper and equipment ready to promptly start the lesson.
The code of conduct clearly outlines all expectations for remote learning. Please ensure your child has carefully read the school online code of conduct which can be found here.
Student Support Videos – Please click here to view.
Parent Support Videos – Video will follow shortly.
For support or trouble shooting please email the following contacts:
- Google Classroom – email@example.com
- ICT or log in support – firstname.lastname@example.org
All other concerns to be directed to the form tutor and Director of Learning.