Three Towers understands the value of using online learning activities to support the educational provision we offer. E-learning is most usually offered as part of a blended learning timetable which may include live online lessons, self-directed online learning programmes e.g. BKSB, one-to-one tuition either at Three Towers, in the home or other offsite venue such as the local library, group sessions in the academy, work experience and/or sessions with vocational providers.
Live online lessons in Emotional Literacy, English and Maths take place in the morning and learners are encouraged to attend a least two onsite afternoon sessions when they are not having a 1:1 home tutoring session. All learners are expected to work towards accredited qualifications including GCSEs, BTECs, V-Certs etc.
Learners’ attendance, attitude to learning and progress towards their targets are monitored and rewarded in the same way as onsite learners.
Access to eLearning software on a laptop/computer.
If a learner has access to their own computer then they could use that, otherwise one is loaned to them by Three Towers, along with a Mi-Fi to gain internet access. Computers provided by Three Towers are filtered to allow access only to appropriate software and webpages. Learners are expected to log on to attend the live online lessons each day.
Access to direct tutor sessions.
Learners will receive a one to one visit from their form tutor either in the home or at a mutually convenient location at least once, but more usually twice a week. During this time the tutor will review any work done independently through the week, provide a teaching session to support the English and Maths online lessons and set additional tasks for the coming week. Other tasks may be set that are designed to meet the emotional literacy learning needs of the individual.
Access to tutors online.
All learners are expected to access the live online lessons and can ask for help or support from their tutors working online in timetabled sessions. Additionally a member of staff is also online at the end of the morning sessions to support any learners with additional questions.
Timetable 2017 – 18
|Monday – Thursday|
|Emotional Literacy (live online lesson)||4 x 1hr|
|English (live online lesson)||4 x 1hr|
|Maths (live online lesson)||4 x 1hr|
|Social skills (live online support)||4 x 30mins|
|1:1 tutor session (direct teaching)||2 x 1hr|
|Art (on site lesson option)||1 x 1.5hrs|
|Cooking (on site lesson option)||1 x 1.5hrs|
|Gardening (on site lesson option)||1 x 1.5hrs|
|Science (on site lesson option)||1 x 1.5hrs|
On Fridays learners either attend a vocational provider, work experience placement, onsite drop-in/catch up sessions or work online to complete additional independent study. Additionally some learners may be set tasks to complete for enrichment – visiting colleges, museums, libraries, going shopping, doing sport etc. to develop their independence, resilience and self-confidence. These activities are personalised to meet the identified SEMH needs of each learner.