School Closure – Home Learning Support

Remote teaching and learning

As a school, we have taken steps to ensure that the our students can continue their learning in this uncertain time. Part of this learning requires students to engage in lessons that are to be completed over the internet via a web browser or an app.

In order for us to facilitate remote learning, we have provided staff and students access to a platform called “Microsoft Teams” or simply “Teams” that allows for collaborative working with using communication capabilities through audio, video and instant messaging. This is used alongside our VLE, Firefly. Any staff or students who agree to use Teams, must adhere to our guidance, and terms of use which can be found in the links below.

Click here to take a look at our remote learning rules and guidance for all students.

All staff and students are made aware as to the school’s arrangements with remote teaching and learning. Firefly is our main platform which is used across the school. Students have been set tasks/assignments on Firefly and are expected to complete work within the given timeframe. All key stages and all pupils have access to Firefly/GCSEPod and Office 365 (Microsoft Teams) all of which is being used. All pupils and staff have been briefed on the arrangements and departments have been making arrangements to ensure pupils can continue to make academic progress in their subjects.

To maintain a clear routine for your children, we recommend children follow their usual school timetable which can be viewed on Firefly. Students also have a copy of this in their student planner.

For more help and advice on how to help your child with their home learning, please click on our home learning guidance document.

 Please click here to look at this document which covers the curriculum content each year group follows for each of their subjects. This highlights what the students should be working on in their given subjects as well as providing useful subject specific links/resources.

For subject specific websites/resources, please click here.

Should students/parents wish to seek support; students are encouraged to contact their form/subject tutor via school email. Please take a look here for a list of emails for staff.

Firefly Help

Organising Your Tasks on Firefly

Play the video below to find out the best ways to organise and prioritise your workload.

Below is a guide for parents on how to navigate around your child’s Firefly account.

Need help to submit work on Firefly – click here

Need to ask your teacher a question on Firefly – click here

Need a break from studying?

Click here to find out what you can do in your free time!

Looking for additional work for your child to do at home?

Have a look at The Oak Academy, where you will find a wealth of government approved resources that have been created especially to support your child’s education during these exceptionally difficult times.