We hope that everyone in your household is keeping safe and well.
As a school, we want to support you and your families as much as possible by providing help and support with the disruption to the daily routines that your child is experiencing, particularly in relation to their learning and education.
All information regarding Remote Learning can be found in the Home Learning section of the website, and you will find a link to this at the top of the website page. We do, however, need to be mindful of the reasonable expectations that we can place on both students and staff when working from home at this time.
It is recommended that students complete 2 hours of school work a day and this will be subject to review.
In the Home Learning Section of the Website you will find a recommended Timetable for your child to use to ensure that all subject-areas of the curriculum are followed throughout the working week. There is also an example of how to structure the day into a routine of learning and well-being activities.
These are only recommendations and are intended to support you at this time.
Most Areas of Learning are using Microsoft Teams in order to provide your child with access to quality resources and learning materials. Information of how to access Microsoft Teams can be found in the Home Learning area of the website.
Moving forward, subject-teachers will be using Microsoft Teams either to upload regular assignments, or direct students to assignments which can be completed online, submitted to be marked and receive feedback. There is a function within Teams for students and staff to communicate messages to each other regarding the work that is being completed.
In order to get the most out of this home-learning provision, we do ask that the following protocol is adhered to:
- Students should only communicate with their teachers during school hours to submit or query work.
- Any communication should be responsible and related to home learning.
- Parents should refrain from using this method of communicating with teachers.
- Parents who wish to contact members of staff should do so through traditional channels of phoning or e-mailing the school.
- In order to access the on-line resources, students will need their HWB log-In details. If they do not have these, then please could you inform your child’s form tutor via e-mail, or telephone the school so that we are made aware and can offer support.
We know that not all students will have access to a PC or the Internet. If this is the case, then please inform the school and we will provide alternative arrangements.
Please talk to your children about their home learning and talk through any anxieties they might have. This is a new way of working for all of us, and it will take time for students and staff to adjust. Hopefully we can work together as a community to support all of our students through these unprecedented times.
Please keep checking the website for updated information