Studying at home
Advice for students and parents on how to study at home.
Click the links below for useful guides and tips.
Getting started with Home Learning
Home (remote) Learning will be delivered through Class Charts, school email and Microsoft Teams.
Students can access Class Charts, student email and other learning platforms which supplement remote learning by visiting this page: Learning Links
ALL students and parents / carers have been given access to Class Charts. An access code is required. Most work will be explained in Class Charts even if it is a LIVE lesson on Microsoft Teams as well.
GUIDE: Using CLASS CHARTS
Here is a quick tutorial on how students can access a Teams lesson via the ClassCharts app on a mobile phone: https://youtu.be/eKjg8y-tgqY
This is the link for Microsoft Teams as well. Students login to their school email from the school website with their usual username and password. Links to lessons will be on email, Teams and / or Class Charts.
GUIDE: Using SCHOOL EMAIL
Find recorded lessons in the 'calendar' section.
GUIDE: Live lessons in TEAMS
Help & Support
- Username / IT issues – please email email@example.com
- Home learning or help with access to the Internet etc. – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The School Day - at home
We intend to offer all of our students a ‘normal’ school day, albeit for the majority remotely at home.
Students should join their Microsoft Teams virtual tutor group. Form tutors or Heads / Deputy Heads of House will deliver a daily tutor period from 8.35 am.
Lessons will then begin at 9.00 am, following the normal school timetable day for the year group. They will comprise of live teaching, Class Charts online activities, voiced over power point presentations, worksheets, reading, videos and individual written work.
Each lesson, the teacher - supported in some lessons by our teaching assistant team - will be available throughout the lesson. They will either be delivering a live lesson on screen, interacting through email, providing feedback or answering questions.
At times they will also be setting quizzes, assessments and feeding back on student responses.
For guidance, we are following the government’s expectations of 5 hours of provision per day for our students that follows the planned curriculum.
We are working hard to ensure that the work set is varied and not solely computer based. If your child begins to feel anxious about the volume of work to do, or is struggling to get it completed, please do not hesitate to contact school.
Support with student engagement
If we are concerned that a student is not engaging with lessons or submitting work, school will firstly work with students to see what can be done.
If we see no improvement we will contact parents / carers in order to find ways together to improve the situation.
In the first instance, your child’s form tutor should be able to support, however if you have wider concerns about engagement please contact your child’s Head or Deputy Head of House.