Remote learning for Year 7-9
Engagement and routine are at the core of learning – therefore all lessons during any period of lockdown are taught live following the normal school timetable.
Where this can’t happen, due to unforeseen staffing issues or limitations of practical subjects, work will be posted to Google Classroom with instructions for work completion (though we aim to have a teacher present during this time to support students with any work set).
Remote learning can be as challenging for parents and carers as for students. For information on what you can expect from the academy in regards to remote learning and full online Remote Learning Parent and Student Guide, please click here.
If you have questions that are not answered in this information document or guide, please do not hesitate to email the academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If students are still struggling to access the work, visit the Remote Learning Parent and Student Guide or, if that fails, they can email their classroom teacher directly. If this still does not solve the problem, students should email their head of year who will be able to help.
Reducing the stress of online notifications
One of the challenges in this digital age, especially during lockdown, is managing the level of online communications; both sending out and receiving them. We will endeavour to only contact your child via the live lessons and Google Classroom. As an academy, we have turned off the automatic notifications sent by Google Classroom to your child’s school email account (which is sent when a teacher sets work on Google Classroom your child will be notified).
Your child can also turn off the notifications via their mobile phone and we recommend they do this too. Whilst it is important that your child continues to engage fully in their lessons online and complete work, it is equally important for the school day to come to an end and for them to have some down time. For instructions on how to do this, please click here.
Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support remote learning
Currently there is a scheme that offers temporary increases to data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people who are facing hardship can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
The academy can request mobile data increases for children and young people who:
If you would like our support with this, please email email@example.com
For further information about this scheme and privacy information, please click here.
Need more help?
Stuck using Google? Need to reset your password? Still feel lost and would like to ask some questions? Contact 01502 574474 or please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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