Mayville Online – digitally enhanced remote learning
New for 2020 – Mayville Online is an enhanced learning programme, offering the Mayville High School experience in your home environment. Pupils access and complete assignments using Google Classroom on tablet, mobile device or Google Chrome web browser, with remote access helping to overcome some of the barriers to education that might be presented by a traditional school experience.
Our online tutors can provide a full curriculum programme of study, offering you everything you would expect from a school, plus a lot more flexibility in tailoring the education to the specific needs of the pupil. This flexibility can be of enormous benefit to pupils with outside commitments or special educational needs.
Live lessons build positive connections between the teacher and pupil – this has been shown to improve academic achievement, social competencies and emotional wellbeing. The lessons remain available on the classroom after the initial 'broadcast', so that pupils who had not been able to access it live can complete it independently, at a time that is convenient to them, with teacher support. Pupils can also choose to revisit lessons in order to reinforce the learning.
A holistic approach
Our online teachers are all experienced classroom practitioners with Qualified Teacher Status. They provide a holistic approach to both your child’s learning and the pastoral care essential in building confidence and self-esteem.
- Pupils will be provided with a unique eBook account, giving access to a wealth of reading material for reading development and pleasure.
- If your child is currently home-schooled, we can provide a full curriculum, working with our expert online teachers.
- For those children studying for their GCSE exams, Mayville Online can offer specialist support and additional learning outside the school day.
- If your child is preparing for their Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in Year 2 and Year 6, Mayville Online can provide additional support and materials.
- Our daily pupil updates will provide essential information regarding progress and development, whlst virtual ‘pupil review’ meetings will provide time to review and discuss your child’s development.
- Termly reports will be provided to celebrate progress and consolidate assessment data.
Sample video content from online lesson on Tudor castles
Excellent pastoral care
At Mayville, we understand that the emotional support we provide is intrinsic to developing a young person’s self-confidence and wellbeing, which both directly impact their academic engagement.
Our most recent ISI inspection (January 2020) found that, 'The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent'. Our pastoral programme will develop your child’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, so they reach their full potential and achieve their own personal best.
Specialist educational support
At Mayville Online, pupils are provided with a bespoke and unique educational programme, devised to cater for each child’s specific learning needs and supported by our renowned Dyslexia & Learning Extension Unit (DLEU). We believe one of the most important aspects of your child’s learning is the relationship between your child, their teacher and you.
Our DLEU is regularly inspected by CReSTeD, an independent body established to monitor and evaluate the standard of teaching and provision for dyslexic pupils. They recently reported (February 2020), 'The level of support from the learning support team and from mainstream teachers in Mayville High School is outstanding.'
We believe that ICT has a pivotal role to play in meeting the needs of students with SEND, as it provides a fuller learning environment. We use Read&Write software, which is accessible through the Chrome web browser. Texthelp and Read&Write support software helps with writing and reading for those with dyslexia or other special educational needs (SEN). It has been designed to address difficulties, such as problems with reading, writing, spelling and general literacy support.
Mayville Online has many benefits, providing immediate feedback and an individualised multi-sensory response, enabling teachers to set up customised, individual learning paths.
We'll have a couple of testimonials here from students and staff in Romiania.
Parents of departing Year 11 pupil