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. Alternatively, they can use the Edge app on an Xbox and search for Microsoft Teams in their browser. They should log in using their school credentials.
If you scan this QR code with your device it will take you to the Teams app in your app store so that you can download it to your device.
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.
Information for the Year 11 learners isolating until and including 23rd October
You must access the virtual school everyday to check all of the subjects you would usually have on your timetable. Your teacher will be posting learning resources and revision materials to prepare you for your mock exams which begin after half term.
Should you have difficulty accessing Teams, you must make contact with school and let us know as soon as possible so that we can support you and help solve the problem.
You will receive your mock exam timetable through the post in the next few days.
The Academy will be open tomorrow. We have assessed the building today and it is clear. We will continue to monitor the situation as we cannot predict wind change. Please continue to follow the guidance given by the emergency services if you live in and around the immediate area