Online Learning for Students Studying From Home
Students who are isolating at home but are not unwell will be expected to complete their learning online, and follow the curriculum as closely as possible as though they were in school. Students will access lessons, complete and submit work, and receive feedback from their teachers while they are at home. If students have difficulty accessing online materials, they should contact school and will be sent a paper based work pack to complete instead. This should be brought back with them on their return to school. Heads of Year and Pastoral Workers will contact students throughout their time away from school to check and support their access to work.
The majority of our virtual learning will take place using Microsoft Teams. This is available to all students through our Learning Gateway. Students can log in to it here:
Students can also download the Microsoft Teams app to their mobile devices and access resources there. They should log in using their school credentials.
Below are two videos to help students (and parents) find and access our Virtual School through their computers at home.
Teachers and students can use either email or Teams to communicate about work. The videos below shows how to access email, and attach documents to send to teaching staff.
To help students become familiar with this way of working, subjects will be setting homework using our online systems. Teams and email will be used to send and collect the majority of homework. If a student cannot access this, paper based homework will be supplied. It is an expectation that homework is completed to a high standard and by the deadline set by the teacher. Rewards are available for high quality homework, and detentions are issued for missed deadlines.