CharlotteHouse@home is our facility to continue to educate either all or some of the girls whilst they are at home.  We work in partnership with our parents to ensure the education of our girls continues throughout any difficult times.  When we are not allowed to all meet in the same classroom, thanks to technology we can still learn, progress, listen and interact with our peers.  Teachers, parents and, of course, the girls have adapted brilliantly to this new way of studying in the past.  We all work hard to ensure the girls are happy, challenged and can continue on their learning journeys come what may!

FAQ relating to our on-line learning provision (CharlotteHouse@home).

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

Yes, we teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and when appropriate. However, we will need to make some adaptations in some subjects. So whilst the whole curriculum will be covered the actual content may deviate from that term’s plans as we will need to consider the resources and tools the girls will have at home.

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

We will set between four and six hours work daily.  This is comprised of a stimulating variety of live lessons, pre-recorded work and independent work. The lessons will take different forms and will include live Zoomed sessions, pre-recorded lessons, independent learning, various age appropriate websites and worksheets.  At the start of any period of lockdown a pack of resources will be made available for collection including manipulatives, reading books and text books.

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

We use age appropriate resources to facilitate the children being as independent as possible.  At the moment we are using –

EY – Tapestry and Zoom

Pre-prep – Classdojo, Espresso, MyMaths (Form II only) and Zoom

Prep – Google Classroom. Classdojo, Espresso, MyMaths, Atom Learning and Zoom

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

In consultation with the Head, we will arrange to support you and your child according to your needs.  This may be by lending you an i-pad, organising providing a dongle to give you access to the internet or arranging for your child to have access to a pack of resources to complete which will be picked up & dropped back to school depending on your circumstances.

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

Teachers assess all work completed on-line as they do when the girls are in school.  Also, your daughter’s wellbeing is of paramount importance and we work hard to support our girls’ mental wellbeing, resilience and positivity.  There are daily live sessions with the teachers and we encourage the girls to discuss their feelings.  Should a teacher feel a girl is not progressing or focussing on her work or we have any mental wellbeing concerns the teacher will e-mail the parents to share concerns and if appropriate will arrange for a Zoom with them and their daughter to discuss any issues.

Is the work marked and is feedback given?

Yes all the work is marked and timely feedback is provided.  English and Maths work is marked daily so must be submitted straight after the lesson.  This enables the teacher to ensure the child has her feedback prior to the next lesson and that the next lesson is pitched to the needs of your daughter.

My daughter has some additional needs, how will she be catered for during a period of on-line provision?

The SENDCO reviews any support plans during the first week of on-line provision and ensures all teachers are catering for the needs of all the girls.  If appropriate an individualised programme is prepared and both the SENDCO and the Form teacher will make regular contact with the parents to ensure both parents and the child are being supported.

 Click here to see the parental feedback we received after Lockdown 1.

“Many thanks once again Miss Woodcock, the wonderful teachers and staff at Charlotte House for your dedication and hard work to ensure the girls are receiving the highest level of education whether at home or at school!”  April 2020