1. How will my child access online remote learning?
Students will be able to log into Microsoft Teams, and access their lessons and work resources. This can be done via a laptop, desktop computer, iPad, tablet, smart phone, Xbox or PlayStation.
From here students will have access to their own online timetable via the calendar tab that will allow them to join live lessons. Teachers will be on hand during these lessons to support and guide.
If you experience any technical issues, please contact the Student IT Helpdesk using the email address below:
Student IT Helpdesk: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. If my child does not have access to online learning at home, how will you support us?
Where pupils do not have access to internet at home, we will be in contact to discuss the support available for either a place in school, support we can offer to provide internet access at home or access to technology such as a laptop. If we have not contacted you please get in touch.
We will do our very best to support any children without access to a device or internet at home with the support to rectify this. We are doing this by providing dongles, laptops and advice. If we are unable to rectify this then a child without internet or device access is able to attend our on-site provision, in line with the government guidance.
For students with no online access, paper-based work may be set in line with the usual curriculum, which is accessed by collecting from school and can be returned to the school for marking when they return to school in a safe environment for all. This will only be used as a last resort as our curriculum has moved fully online.
3. How will my child be taught remotely?
The school teaching staff will run their timetable of lessons as planned with students logging into MS Teams for live lessons. Your child’s online timetable can be fully accessed via Microsoft Teams, once logged in, click the calendar tab and select the relevant lessons.
We acknowledge however that there may be some situations where a full timetable of lessons may not be possible – particularly in the instance of significant staff sickness. In the event of staff absence, work will be uploaded to ClassCharts or to MS Teams for students to complete independently. In the event of staff absence in a live lesson, please do the following before contacting school:
- Check ClassCharts for messages and work.
- Check the relevant MS Teams channel for messages.
- Check student email.
If students have any questions about individual lessons, they should contact their class teacher directly, either by email or through ClassCharts.