CIA Schools offer a blended learning solution which incorporates both online and onsite facets.
In situations where families decide to keep their children at home, learning can continue undisrupted. If there is a situation where all learning is shifted to online, then additional video conferencing functions will be added to the existing framework.


Students’ Responsibilities:

  • Establish a daily routine to support your learning.
  • Identify a comfortable, quiet space so you can work effectively and successfully.
  • Regularly monitor Google Classroom & Gmail to check for learning tasks and feedback from your teachers.
  • Complete tasks/activities on which you can receive feedback (either online or during the next class meeting.
  • Participate in online learning activities with your peers.
  • Complete assessment tasks.
  • Take breaks, play, rest, be active.
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers. Ask questions, but be patient when waiting for a response. If a teacher emails you, respond in a timely manner. You can use email or, if permitted by your teacher, Google Hangouts or Google Meet.
  • Communicate with your friends and classmates regularly.
  • Be mindful of your workload and wellbeing. If you have any concerns, contact your teacher, principal or social & emotional counselor.
  • If you experience any technical problems, or aren’t sure who to ask, email your teacher.
  • Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty.
  • Meet commitments and due dates.
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support.
  • Collaborate and support your CIA peers in your learning, where possible.
  • Comply with CIA’s Responsible Use Policy, including expectations for online etiquette.
  • Proactively seek out and communicate with other adults at CIA as different needs arise.

Teacher Responsibilities: 

  • Post learning activities & resources for unit-aligned lessons in Google Classroom.
  • Plan learning activities that are easily understood and implemented by students.
  • Provide learning activities that also include time away from devices.
  • Provide feedback on student work in Google Classroom.
  • Post summative assessments on the Google Classroom calendar so students and parents can all see them and plan workload accordingly.
  • Virtually attend all scheduled synchronous video sessions, both group and individual. 
  • Follow the CIA assessment policies, including advanced notice for assessments
  • Record and make face-to-face synchronous sessions available to all students in Google Classroom.
  • Maintain attendance at face-to-face lessons using SchoolBase
  • Be available online during scheduled teaching times.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with students using approved G-Suite applications. 
  • Attend online planning meetings with SubCos, CCos, and departmental colleagues. 

Note: Before recording Google Meet sessions, please post the following in your Google Classroom:

“All Google Meet video sessions will be recorded so students can re-watch or watch for the first time should they have missed the original session. The recordings will only be posted in this Google Classroom for both students and teachers to view. By participating in a Meet session, you are agreeing to the above.”

In a fully on-line teaching scenario, Teachers are given the choice to either work from home or school. If they choose to work from home, they must sign an agreement with the Human Resources Department that full salary will only be paid if there is sufficient evidence that a full online learning experience has been provided to students.

Measures to check this include:

  • Principals and Deputy Principals check that student non-engagement/non-submission has been flagged to Leadership.
  • Principals and Deputy Principal checks in Class Dojo and Google Classroom that there are learning activities posted every day, using timestamps as an indicator.
  • Subject Coordinator checks that Topical Essential Questions have been posted and that there has been engagement in online discussion
  • Subject Coordinator checks that feedback has been given on student work
  • Google Meet check ins with Subject Coordinators and Curriculum Coordinators in Planning Meetings
  • Daily Google Meet check ins with Principals for a debriefing

TA and Co-Teacher Responsibilities: 

  • Translation of lessons and instructions for parents
  • Assist with small group and one-on-one lessons
  • Support with answering parent questions as requested by teachers
  • Assist homeroom and co curricular teachers with video recording for lessons.
  • Attend grade level planning meetings 

Principals’ Responsibilities:

  • Report student non-engagement/non-submission statistics to the Heads of School and Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that teachers are present for online synchronous and asynchronous activities.
  • Ensure that Class Dojo and Google Classrooms functionality usage is maximised.
  • Act as the main communication point between the school and the community.
  • Provide social and emotional support for both staff and students.
  • Provide guidelines to teachers in conducting synchronous sessions in a professional manner.
  • Provide guidelines to parents in supporting children when attending synchronous sessions. 
  • Ensure student achievement data is input into SchoolBase by teaching staff.
  • Ensure report cards and transcripts are produced, are accurate, and are disseminated electronically to students and parents.

Curriculum Coordinators’ Responsibilities

  • Assign EduPlanet Learning Paths to teachers, monitor progress and participate in discussion forums.
  • Suggest unit-specific suitable online learning activities, resources and platforms to SubCos.
  • Continue to assist SubCos in creating Cornerstone Learning Activities.
  • Provide one-on-one professional development to teachers using video conferencing. 
  • Attend online planning meetings with SubCos and teachers.
  • Assist SubCos with Data-driven improvement planning (DDIPs)
  • Provide periodic online learning status reports to the Head of Curriculum.
  • Continue unit reviews for SubCo TSaE assessments and conferences.

Subject Coordinators’ Responsibilities:

  • Teach online classes for assigned teaching groups (see Teacher’s Responsibilities)
  • Post all summative assessments in all department’s Google Classrooms
  • Provide online learning activities for teachers within their departments
  • Hold weekly synchronous online planning meetings with teachers within their department
  • Attend weekly online synchronous SAP 2 meetings with all SubCos and CCos
  • Give regular updates on progress to their CCos

Academic Assistants’ Responsibilities: 

  • Keep track of teacher online hours
  • Ensure student non-engagement/non-submission is being reported by teachers.
    Contact parents to inform them of student non-engagement/non-submission and offer support.
  • Answer parental queries via telephone, email and Hangouts
  • Serve as liaison between parents and teachers
  • Help source materials that may be needed
  • Act as a liaison between teachers and the ICT department for support

Curriculum Assistants’ Responsibilities:

  • Transfer student achievement data from SchoolBase to DDIP documents
  • Manage all EduPlanet user ID issues
  • Log EduPlanet helpdesk tickets and manage progress
  • Assign Eduplanet Learning Path cohorts, and track and report progress to CCos
  • Check in with CCos and SubCos that online learning os progressing smoothly and assist with troubleshooting problems.