Online learning best practice — enhancing student engagement
Our most recent Open Evenings concentrated on engaging students through interactive lessons. You can watch excerpts on the right of our two latest Open Evenings.
Our upcoming Open Evening will focus on the issues you may be having with online lessons in your school or with alternative providers, as well as questions parents may have around homeschool challenges and getting help from their local school or LA. Whether these are about engaging reluctant learners or how to trust the quality and impact of online lessons, we will offer some viable solutions – for both schools and parents.
The evening will be formatted around short presentations, experiences of chanllenge, and Q&A with our teachers for problem-solving.
We hope to see you there!
What schools are saying…
SendCo: You picked up on Ben’s mood through what he was typing and that you treated the whole lesson with sensitivity. That is much appreciated. Ben also is really enjoying the pace at which the lessons are going and that you ask permission when taking over his screen. So, a huge thank you for making your lessons enjoyable and absolutely suited to a delicate student. It is really very much appreciated.
Excerpts from 26 January Open Evening
Excerpts from 23 March Open Evening
Therapeutic School: Our students have been re-engaged with their education. They have created new and productive relationships and work routines. They are progressing academically and personally. They are achieving qualifications they would not otherwise have been able to earn and are being reintegrated into mainstream schools. They are now more self-possessed, more confident, and have better self-discipline as a result of the blended learning opportunities they’ve enjoyed. They exhibit fewer outbursts and self-harming, reduced OCD tendencies, fewer Asperger’s symptoms, and fewer psychotic episodes. For the very first time, they are happy and they are proud of their accomplishments.
School: Overall, we have seen a relaxed girl who is being much more sociable at home. Personally, I think this is allowing her to study at her own pace with no distractions, so will help her reach her potential in multiple subjects. She really doesn’t think she is very clever, as she has been comparing herself to peers in school. If she was achieving high results in school with such high anxiety and sensory challenges, then I think we will see her real potential through Apricot. I also know that taking the 1:1 approach is the most appropriate for her right now.
TA: I just wanted to pass on how impressed I am with Carrie’s History lessons. They are so well structured and the teacher always ensures Carrie has understood what has been taught. This is a massive thing for Carrie, as she will say she understands when she probably hasn’t. Credit where credit is due.