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Home learning guidance for Parents and Students

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Following the Government’s announcement, all schools are now closed to all pupils, except a few identified groups.  

Staff will not be responding to individual emails from parents.  Teachers may respond to students who have questions about their current work, however there maybe delays in their response.

When should I study?

Where possible stick to the school timetable.  Try and follow your school timetable.  If you have English Wednesday morning, you should study English.  Avoid getting into a routine of getting up late, not completing andy work or spending excessive time on computer games or social media.

School timetable

Tutor time 08.45 - 09.00 Check Show my Homework
Period 1 09.00 - 10-00  
Period 2 10.00 - 09.00  
Break 11.00 - 11.20 Have a snack and walk around
Period 3 11.20 - 12.20  
Period 4 12.20 - 13.20  
Lunch 13.20 - 14.05 Have lunch and do some exercise
Period 5 14.05 - 15.05  

How will I know what to study?

Your teachers will set your work mainly on Show My Homework.  Those of you who have worked with your teachers on other platforms, such as Office 365 and Google Classroom, may use those.

  SMHW Show My Homework - All work will be set via the Show my Homework Platform 
  O365 Office 365 - Access to school email account and Microsoft suite 
  google Google Classroom - for those students who already have an account
socrative Socrative - Your teacher may set you a quiz.  Ensure you have a room name.

What if I don't know what to do?

Contact your teacher via SMHW or email.  Your teacher may not contact you straight away, so be patient and find another piece to do.  You may want to ask a family member or reach out to a friend in school.

What if I complete all my work?

If you finish work early or do not have work to do, try reading or reading around the subject.  There will be suggestions in the notification section on SMHW.  (You may need to look through the various dates if you have missed some of the notifications.

Downloadable guides

Download the student's guide to home learning

Download the parent's guide to home learning