Our new E-Learning platform is quickly growing and it is our aim that students will be able to access an almost identical learning experience at home as they would in class.
It is going to be very different and will require a lot of self discipline from students to adapt to a home learning environment.
However I am hopeful that we can all make the transition to E-Learning and continue to make excellent progress in our studies.
How do I access E-Learning?
You will need a device that can connect to the internet, a laptop, PC or tablet that can operate WORD and POWERPOINT is ideal.
Don’t worry if your device doesn’t have this software as your new school email allows you to download Microsoft Office for free.
If you only have a phone you can still access the E-Learning but it will eat up your bandwidth.
The starting point is the school website, under “Curriculum” navigate to Distance Learning and choose “Student Email Login”.
This will take you to the Student Share Point Home screen.
From here you can access all your lessons at anytime you want, new lessons will be posted at the start of every week.
Each subject will post two new lessons each week for you to complete.
There is a new school time table and I would suggest that students work on their lessons in line with this home timetable.
This would mean that students would be at their home work space between the hours of;
- 9am and 11am
- 12pm and 2pm
By being online and working within the timetable they will have the added support of their teacher being available to speak with them using Microsoft Teams.
This is a great support and ensures that we are still building and sustaining the relationships which underpin our school ethos.
Whats it going to be like, E-Learning?
On the Student Share Point there are subject folders.
If you are timetabled for “English” then you would open that folder and then open the folder for your form ie 10Aou also need to open “Teams” and choose the “Team” for that lesson ie English 10A
The Teacher can then give you direction to todays lesson.
Each lesson has its own folder and different students may be on different lessons in the class, much like it is in school.
Within each Lesson Folder there will usually be a Power Point of the lesson, some additional resources or links and a worksheet for you to complete.
It is very important that you follow the teachers instructions to get the most from the lesson, as its E-Learning it may be a bit slower to get going than in the regular class but hopefully as we all become more competent and familiar with the systems this will become easier.
You will be asked to either “upload” the worksheet into the lesson you have been doing or to email it to the teacher directly.
If you miss the teacher then you can still get the lesson done but without “live” teacher support, you can still ask for help and pose questions but you might need to wait for a response.
Is this going to affect my education?
No, it wont is the simple answer.
We are going to maintain our delivery of the National Curriculum and GCSE curriculum for each subject.
Lessons are in line with our stated curriculum maps which you can find on our subject pages on the school website.
Students are still going to be assessed and supported.
Our teachers are working flat out to ensure that students are not disadvantaged by the closure of schools.
If you have any concerns please contact the school