If your child is staying at home, their usual teachers will continue to provide them with high quality teaching and learning via the online platform Satchel One (Show My Homework).
Every day, online lessons will be uploaded onto the Satchel One website with tasks for your child to complete. Any tasks that are completed, can be submitted through the Satchel One website and will be assessed by their usual teacher, unless they are unable to work from home due to illness. Satchel One also has a facility to provide written feedback to students, which our teachers are fully committed to doing, as we know how invaluable this is to our students’ progress. Please be assured that if your child is finding something difficult they can request help through the Satchel One website and their teachers will respond accordingly.
The provision of online learning will follow your child’s usual timetable, so for example, if they usually have an English lesson that day, there will be an English lesson uploaded onto Satchel One for them to access. Teachers and Achievement Leaders have met with students in each year group to explain this process and ensure they every student has accurate log on information.
We appreciate that this is a challenging and uncertain time for many parents with children at school and sixth form. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact school. All teachers and staff at the Academy wholeheartedly appreciate your support in ensuring your child engages with online learning opportunities, allowing for a smooth transition once they return to school.
Please click on the Satchel One link opposite for further information.
Home Learning Tips for Parents and Carers
- Set up a desk in a quiet corner of the house where your child can keep their laptop, textbooks and notes – they’ll find it much easier to focus and the rest of the family can continue life as normal.
- Teens spend a lot of time on apps speaking with their friends anyway – and isolation will only increase their desire to communicate socially. While some communication will be positive for their mental health, the opposite is true when social media fuels feelings of isolation and anxiety.
- You’ll need to set some ground rules for how phones are used during the day, and keep an eye on your child’s mood. Without the structure of the school day, and without the engagement of peers, motivation and energy can take a dive.
- Help your child set up a timetable that’ll work for them and covers the subjects they need. Divide up periods of study with active breaks.
- Make sure your child moves, goes outside, eats meals at the appropriate times and has offline conversations.
- You’re likely to run into situations where your child doesn’t understand some of their course content and you’re unable to help. In these situations, having some resources ready is wise. Look up the specifications for the subjects your child is studying from the relevant exam boards and bookmark any online resources that can help you out.
For advice and information to help with wellbeing whilst home learning click here.