During the period of school closure, we want to support our students to continue with their learning. We recognise that online learning is no substitute for being in a classroom with a teacher. For this reason, the learning tasks and activities that teachers set will revisit, support and enhance the curriculum rather than trying to replace what students would have been learning if school was operating normally.
Students typically will be set work in each subject for a week or two at a time. They should spend about the same amount of time on the work as they would spend in the lessons for each subject. Some students may benefit from the structure of following their normal school timetable each day. However, there should be flexibility to plan time in various ways to suit individual preferences.
Most importantly, please remember that the staff are here for you, whether that is academically or pastorally. As ever, please do make contact with your child’s tutor or class teachers if you or your child(ren) need support. School reception is open every day between 9am and 3pm should you want to speak to someone.
Accessing the work
All home learning tasks will be set using Show My Homework.
In the first two weeks of the school shutdown, 97% of our students successfully accessed learning tasks on Show My Homework.
Here are some useful guides to using Show My Homework successfully:
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Students can make use of their school accounts to access online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as being able to use a monitored email account.
For more information about how to log into your account, view this guide:
Other useful sites
In addition to the tasks set by teachers on Show My Homework, some students may want to undertake further study to enrich their learning. The links below will take you to some sites and resources that are excellent to support a range of different subjects.
Useful websites to support home learning:
Drop everything and read!
Free audiobooks for children:
To use this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your username and password