Is there such a thing as a typical day of teaching and learning at Connect2Education?
One of the question we are asked quite a lot as an alternative provider of education, is what sort of work do you do and where do you do this? Up until March 23rd, 2020, we would have talked with you about our outreach tuition sessions in homes, libraries, schools and Sure Start Centres. Since Covid 19 and the resulting restrictions, we now have a different model of teaching and learning. Now things are a little different!
One thing our team will tell you is that there is no such thing as a ‘typical day’. Our weekly timetables can vary considerably. Mornings may be spent visiting a residential home for a student who is unable to access school, afternoons can be a mixture of Zoom online lessons and teaching sessions in our bespoke education centre in Stokesley.
As our local schools are still navigating the tricky issue of having external visitors on site due to Covid restrictions, we have replaced these booster sessions with online sessions and in some cases, the students have opted to come into our centre for their lessons as they prefer one to one teaching.
Hybrid teaching and learning
It is certainly the case that we have discovered that some of our children and young people are open to a ‘hybrid’ timetable where they can fit in their learning with medical schedules and learning needs where necessary. With the flexibility that we offer at Connect2Education, we can find solutions to work with anxious students who feel they are unable to leave their homes or place of residence but who need the consistency of a teacher who understands their learning needs.
Small is beautiful.
Whilst some children and young people positively thrive in a busy learning environment with lots of stimulation and lesson changes, it is also true that some children (especially those with neurodiverse needs ) prefer small, quiet learning spaces with frequent breaks and opportunities to work at a pace to suit them. Often building confidence is a key section of the pathway to the next stage of learning, a smaller setting can be just what is needed to encourage children to make changes and develop their resilience for future learning.
It is true that for some of our students, Connect2Education is a small part of their learning journey, whether online, in a residential setting or in our Centre, we are happy to provide a flexible approach to teaching which means that children and young people referred to our service can continue in education in a way that feels empowering for them.
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