We will continue to provide remote learning for all our students in the event of self-isolating, partial or full closure. An outline of our provision, along with tips and guidance can be found below.
When teaching pupils remotely, we will endeavour to:
Each day we would like your child to:
A Google Classroom has been established for every one of your child’s subjects. This “virtual classroom” is used to share Teaching and Learning resources, as well as links to other embedded websites that are used with in the normal school day (eg HegartyMaths & Doddle).
Wherever possible, your child should follow their normal school timetable and access the relevant Google Classroom at the appropriate time. Here they will find their work for each individual lesson.
When entire classes have been sent home, the relevant class teacher will be logged in to the Google Classroom for every timetabled lesson to provide support and assistance (students can use the Google Classroom Stream to engage with their class teacher).
Here is a video explaining how to access Google Classroom:
Gmail (Google Email) is the default method of communication between your child and their teachers. Your child should check their school Gmail account on a daily basis for updates, announcements and changes made to their Google Classrooms. They can use their Gmail account to ask for help or advice from their teachers
Please remember that their teacher may have a full teaching day and there may be a slight delay in responding.
Here is a video explaining how to access Gmail:
When entire classes have been sent home, there will be opportunities for teachers to deliver a “live lesson” to support students’ learning. Going forward “live lessons” will utilise the integrated Google Meet platform from Google Classroom and we have established the following protocols that students must adhere to.
Here is a video explaining how to join a live lesson on Google Meet:
Here is a video explaining how to join a Google Meet lesson on a tablet or smartphone:
When any full or partial bubble is sent home, Satchel One will also be used to schedule and monitor Remote Learning. By logging in to Satchel One, you are able to view the calendar to see what tasks have been set for your child.
Each class teacher will assess your child’s engagement and completion of work through Satchel One. This will take place every Monday and will be a review of their efforts during the previous week in every subject (whether they have been able to follow their timetable or not).
Below is an explanation of the Grading System being used;
By logging in to Satchel One each week you can keep track of their progress across their timetable. If you are having any difficulties with Show My Homework, please email Mrs Gillam:
Oak National Academy is a Government sponsored “Virtual School” with nearly 10,000 lessons and resources covering a wide range of subjects from Year 7 to Year 11. Each lesson is an hour-long and delivered by a teacher, with a pre-recorded video as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities. It’s all easy to use, there is no login or password, you can access our lessons on any device, and pupils only need materials they can find at home.
Some of these lessons will be utilised by teachers in your child’s Google Classroom, but they are a great resource if your child wants to extend their learning.
A link to the site can be found below:
When working from home, it is very easy for your child to lose their motivation to study if they are distracted, if they do not feel organised or are just feeling tired. Below are some tips on how to help them get in the right mindset.
If you have any queries or problems relating to Remote Learning, then please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our dedicated helpline at;
**Cantell recommends using Google Chrome as your browser, to minimise the small chance of any problems with accessing and using our online resources. If you do have any problems accessing websites or work, please make sure you have tried accessing it via an up-to-date version of Google Chrome. If you need help installing this please contact us**