To help you in supporting your child during this challenging time, we have listed a few of our top tips to ensure your child remains on track:
- Where possible help them create a dedicated workspace to help them concentrate.
- Encourage them to set daily goals/objectives that are realistic.
- Make sure they take regular breaks and do not spend all day in front of the computer screen
- Ask to see their timetable of study so you understand their schedule
- Make sure they can access the learning resources provided by their centre either online or have paper copies given ahead of remote working periods.
- Encourage them to keep in regular contact with their tutors and peers through the remote working period/s.
- Keep asking general question about what they are doing, this will give you an indication if they understand themselves.
- Help them reflect what they have learnt on a regular basis.
- Ensure they are staying safe on-line.
- Support your child in their broader development and encourage them to maintain their wider interests, hobbies, and recreation.
The below resources will help you to successfully support your child’s continued learning at home.
Be confident that with NCFE, they are getting the best learning experience and preparing for their future.
- SPaG Screen Cast Lesson 1
- BBC English Learning
- Skills workshop
- Teaching and Learning Resources for Me
- Plans and Elevations L1 & L2 Maths
- Mean from Mean Frequency Table
- Diagnostic Questioning
- National Numeracy Challenge
- National Numeracy
- Microsoft Maths Forms (new): With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes and polls and invite others to respond to it using almost any web browser or mobile device, see real-time results as they're submitted, use built-in analytics to evaluate responses, and export results to Excel for additional analysis or grading.
- Self-marking Google Sheets (new): Assign your child Self Marking Google Sheets for immediate feedback and scores. Give learners instant feedback and make your marking easier.
English and maths
- Paper-based retired window assessments - On QualHub search for the qualification and look in the 'Assessment Materials' section
- ESOL British Council
- Seneca Learning
- Open Learn
- Union Learn
- BBC Skillswise
- Learn Direct
- Skills for Life Network
We also understand that the Covid-19 pandemic brings a huge range of challenges when it comes to mental health and general wellbeing. With this in mind, we’ve collated a list of websites and resources which may prove to be a useful reference tool during this time - you can access this here.