We’re committed to ensuring children can continue their education at home. We do this via our remote learning package.
If your child is studying at home, they will be able to immediately access our remote learning resources. Your child will need to follow their normal timetable. Our teaching teams will set tasks and review work via Google Classroom. Read our remote learning guide for parents for more information.
Each day we would like your child to:
Log in to Google Classroom using their school Google account and continue with lessons prepared for the term that are given in their timetable
Make sure they are also logged into Statistics24 to log their attendance
Complete all videos and assessment tasks found within each lesson for that day
Check school email for updates, announcements and changes made to their Google Classroom
Email their Head of Year for technical support or to report when there has been circumstances where following their timetable has not been possible
If your child needs support accessing a device or the Internet, please contact us.
Read our Remote Learning Statement for more information.
Guide to using Google Classroom
To use Google Classroom, students will need the following information:
Username and password from school (not their personal one)
A tablet, mobile, laptop or PC
Classroom codes from provided by teachers
Advice and guidance for parents
We'd suggest creating a positive environment for your child to learn at home.
Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life.
Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over.
Create and stick to a routine, as this is what your child is used to at school. For example, eat breakfast at the same time each morning and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day.
Check their access to technology, their timetable and Google Classroom is as expected and contact us if any of these are not available.
Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day to keep your child active.
We monitor children’s attendance via Statistics24. If you are using Google Chrome as your web browser to access remote learning (rather than Safari or Firefox, for example), this system will work automatically when your child logs in to the Google browser using their school email address before they start any work.
If your child does not log in to the browser then they will not be able to register their attendance.
If your child cannot use the Google Chrome browser, you will need to download the Statsitics24 plugin. This is secure and easy to do - we’ve shared some guidance below.
Guide to downloading Statistics24 for Microsoft Edge
Please watch this video to find out how to download Statistics24: https://youtu.be/CTu9-GYFQ08
Guide to downloading Statistics24 for Firefox
Please watch this video to find out how to download Statistics24: https://youtu.be/o1aw20WXKxw
If you’re unable to download Statistics24, or require support, please contact us as soon as possible.
Please note that Statistics24 will only work when your child is logged into their Google Classroom account - it will not be live when you’re using the computer for other things.
Engaging with your child's home learning
We know that remote learning and homeschooling can often be tough. We've had lots of comments suggesting that many of you would like a way to better engage with your child's remote learning.
We've created this short video suggesting a way that you can support your child's review work, by engaging with their daily learning and having conversations about what they've been taught each day.
We hope that it helps and we look forward to hearing how you have got on.