Learning from home: Support for students self-isolating

With a number of students currently self-isolating, we have compiled the following updates regarding Home Learning which you may find useful. 


Accessing work

Work is set for students on the Home Learning section of our website.

Each day, students should access the lessons that they have on their timetable and complete any work set. Students have been shown how to do this and there are further instructions on the main Home Learning page.

It is essential that if students are well, they should endeavour to complete this work to ensure they continue to access the full curriculum.



Remote learning

Remote learning will be delivered through a combination of reading and written tasks, videos, quizzes, web-based activities and pre-recorded or live sessions.

As part of their learning, students may be directed to a variety of online websites and all instructions for their use, along with details of how to log in and reset forgotten passwords, can be found in the Home Learning section. Please click here to view this page directly.

In addition, we will be using email and Microsoft Teams to communicate with students. All Microsoft applications are accessible for students with their school email address and password.

Teachers will respond to students queries during working hours. However, please be mindful that teachers in school will still be teaching their usual classes and those at home may be unwell so they may not respond straight away.



Live sessions

You child may be invited to attend live sessions. Students will be notified of these sessions in Teams and these sessions will take place during their timetabled lessons.

Expectations for participating in live sessions have been shared with students and are available to view here: Teams Tutorials - Expectations 

We would be grateful if you could reinforce these with your child.

All live sessions will be recorded and shared in the class team for students unable to attend at the time.

In order for students to participate in live tutorials, we do need your consent. If you have not already done so, please complete the short consent form on MyEd or return the consent slip that was posted out.

 

IT access

In order for students to work effectively online, they need access to an internet enabled device. It is preferable to use a laptop or tablet. If your child does not have access to these please contact your Head of Year or Progress Leader to discuss how we can help.

In addition, there is a national scheme to support students who do not have a fixed broadband connection in their house and are unable to afford the extra data needed if students are working from home.

Currently this scheme only applies to people on the Three, Smarty or Virgin mobile networks. If you think this could apply to you, please contact mackenziea@wscampus.net for further details. It is hoped more networks will be added in time.