Frequently asked questions

Blackboard Collaborate: Live interactive classroom lessons with live real-time discussions and activities.

Moodlerooms: The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) allows pupils to access work set by their teachers and to return it for marking. Specific tasks can be allocated to individual pupils or made available to the entire class group. The VLE is also a source for news and it provides pupils with opportunities for independent extended learning and access to useful web-sites and activities to support their independent study. Past Collaborate lessons are recorded and are available for pupils to watch for revision or catch up purposes.

Offering differentiated lessons.

Providing differentiated activities within lessons.

Including opportunities for extension activities.

Setting clear learning objectives and learning outcomes at the start of each lesson and sharing these with pupils.

Providing a range of assessment for learning activities during lessons. Writing six weekly reports about the progress that pupils have made and sharing these with the pupil, their family and the school / referring agency.

Students can access from Apple or Windows Laptops or personal computers and tablets including iPads from any location with an internet connection: Home, libraries, schools or Teaching & Learning Provision Centres within East Sussex.

Learn-Smart is available to any pupil where a full school package is not suitable; this includes supporting:

Children unable to attend school due to ill health.

Children with anxiety and other school phobic related conditions.

Those out of school due to bullying behaviour

Looked After Children.

School age mothers.

Increasingly, schools are using e-learning as a short term measure to support those who sometimes find it difficult to cope within a traditional classroom environment.

Learning can take place in an environment where the child or young person feels ‘safe’.

Communicating with the teacher/peers during lessons may be easier than it is face-to-face.

Class groups are generally small.

Pupils and young people remain anonymous.

Enabling pupils to achieve their full academic potential.

Providing continuity and consistency of education when pupils are out of school.

Enabling schools to respond quickly with provision for pupils who are out of school.

Supporting curriculum delivery to pupils within Learning Support Units.

Enhancing individual packages for pupils on personalised learning programmes.

Providing additional resources to pupils for catch-up or extension programmes.