RED BALLOON ONLINE COURSES

RBF provides ASDAN registered online courses for children and young people in a growing number of topics.

You can find out all about our approach and the unique way that we deliver these courses on this page.

 

We are currently running the following courses:

Accelerating progress: English

Accelerating progress: Maths

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ThE RBF APPROACH

RBF cares passionately about ensuring that every child is able to explore and fulfil their potential. As such, in offering these online courses we look to create an exciting and engaging environment where children are free to learn at their own pace with tutors who focus on each individuals needs. Activities and challenges will be set each week to support your child in reaching their targets with check in sessions each week with their tutor to work on any specific things they need support with.

 

RBF online courses also benefit from the fact that they are part of a much wider group of projects for children and young people led by the charity, so whenever possible we will bring staff from other activities that RBF leads to run special sessions including performing/creative arts, sports, marvellous mathematics, and more to supplement your childs learning whilst ensuring the courses are fun and engaging.

Course Content

PRICING

Pricing for our online courses are as follows:

Accelerating Progress: English

  • £15 per week

  • 1 hour of group teaching time per week

  • 1 hour of catch-up and support per week

Accelerating Progress: Maths

  • £15 per week

  • 1 hour of group teaching time per week

  • 1 hour of catch-up and support per week

The RBF trustees have made a limited number of 'Foundation Places' available at each setting allowing us to offer reduced rates in certain circumstances in order that as many families as possible no matter what their financial background are able to access our provision.

 

If you would like to apply for a Foundation place, please contact office@rbf.org.uk. Please note that each application is assessed against the current demand for places, the level of hardship being experienced by the families who have applied and whether an RBF setting is the best place for the children's needs to be met.

 

Through Accelerating Progress programmes, students complete engaging challenges, collect evidence of their work and identify skills development. 

The course supports development of the key skills that hold learners back from gaining a grade 4 or 5. Each learner will receive a login for the e-portfolio, where they will be able to view challenges, upload evidence and access resources.

The e-portfolio shows learners’ recent activity and which challenge they need to move on to next.

Accelerating Progress: English

The course will challenge students to develop higher-order reading and critical thinking skills. This will support learners in formulating and expressing their own opinions – one of the key requirements of the new GCSE.

Our tutors work with the individuals in each group to ensure that the course is taught in a way that works for the young people whilst boosting engagement, motivation and enthusiasm. Experience shows that students who have choice in the classroom are more likely to take ownership of their learning. 

They were selected following teacher feedback, exam script analysis and reviewing the outcomes from a range of students in Years 10 and 11. These skills are:

  • understanding the purpose of a text

  • understanding the audience a text is written for

  • explaining the effects of language and structure

  • understanding writers’ choices, such as point of view

  • being able to retrieve information

Accelerating Progress: Maths

The programme has been written by a practising mathematics specialist with experience in helping learners make progress and realise their full potential.

Accelerating Progresss supports learners to develop the skills required for the problem solving element of questions within the current mathematics specification – the problem solving element is an issue that many students need extra support with. 

Students complete engaging challenges, collect evidence of their work and identify skills development. The challenges in the mathematics programme have a contextual approach, applying subject material to day-to-day events. This reflects the greater emphasis in the mathematics GCSE on applying new skills and knowledge to real-life problems and situations.

Our tutors work with the individuals in each group to ensure that the course is taught in a way that works for the young people whilst boosting engagement, motivation and enthusiasm.

SIGN US UP!

If you would like to sign your child up for one of our online courses then please fill in the form below and we will be in contact!

 

The sessions will always have experienced tutors and RBF staff members in attendance. Our staff hold all of the relevant qualifications/experience to tutor these sessions and are part of a wider team who deliver hundreds of hours of children’s work every week. 

STAFFING

POLICIES

RBF have a full set of policies and procedures around Safeguarding of Children, Health & Safety, etc., that are all tried and tested as we work with thousands of children every year. We hold full Public Liability Insurance up to £10,000,000. Parents/carers who secure a place at the Club will be given access to our policy pack on request. 

ABSENCE

It is essential that if your child cannot attend a session they are booked to be at please let their tutor know directly or contact office@rbf.org.uk  

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