- Remote Learning Statement
- Remote Learning Guide for Parents
- Mental Health and Well Being
- Warwickshire Hardship Support Information
- Track and Trace Support Payment
- Links to Information on Vaccination
- April Update
How can my child access the live lessons whilst they are at home?
Your child’s teacher will post the time and date of the scheduled lesson on Class Charts. This will follow your child’s normal timetable. At the designated time, your child should logon to Microsoft Teams in order to access the lessons. They will need their school login (their “welearn365” username and password.) All lessons will be recorded and posted onto Microsoft Teams so in the event of your child not being able to access a lesson live, they can access it later at a convenient time.
A video guide on how to access Microsoft Teams is available to watch here:
If your child has forgotten their username or password they should contact the ICT helpdesk at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
When and how will my child receive feedback from the teacher?
Teachers will be able to respond to questions students may have during live lessons. Teachers will also continue to set home learning via Class Charts and students will continue to receive feedback at set times according to the Department schedule.
How can I help to ensure my child uses Microsoft Teams responsibly?
Students can access Microsoft Teams to communicate with one another at any time and we would therefore ask that parents and students ensure that the platform is used responsibly. Students should only use Microsoft Teams to communicate with their teacher or each other at the designated time on their remote learning timetable and when their teacher is present online. If students do not use the platform responsibly they will be subject to sanctions and may have their access to online lessons withdrawn.
All lessons will be recorded so students should have the camera function turned off if they do not wish to be seen. They should also have their microphones turned off until the teacher asks them to “unmute” (for example, to answer a question.)
How can my child make the most of remote learning?
If possible students should access their online lessons in a quiet space and have the relevant equipment (pen, paper, calculator etc) to hand. They should also have their phones and other distractions switched off or in another room.
What other resources are available to support my child’s learning whilst at home?
The Oak National Academy offers high-quality pre-recorded online lessons for years 7-11 which are linked to the national curriculum and GCSE qualifications across a range of exam boards. The Academy can be accessed here: https://www.thenational.academy/
BBC Bitesize also offer a range of lessons and revision materials for years 7-13: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Seneca Learning also offer a range of revision materials for all subjects and the majority of exam boards alongside quizzes aimed to help students remember key knowledge: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
Access to Microsoft Teams via Xbox and PlayStation
Please see document below to access live lessons via games console: Using a Games Console to Access Remote
- Experiencing Mental Health Problems
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- Family Information Service
- Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
As of April 1st 2022 the following Government Guidance is being followed: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19
Below is key information relating that you may need:
COVID Update – Respiratory Infections
The symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are very similar. It is not possible to tell if you have COVID-19, flu or another respiratory infection based on symptoms alone. Most people with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will have a relatively mild illness, especially if they have been vaccinated.
If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, you are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people (further details below).
Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:
- continuous cough
- high temperature, fever or chills
- loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
- shortness of breath
- unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
- muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
- not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
- headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
- sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
- diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick
If you are feeling unwell with these symptoms you should get plenty of rest and drink water to keep hydrated. You can use medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms. Antibiotics are not recommended for viral respiratory infections because they will not relieve your symptoms or speed up your recovery.
How can you reduce the spread of respiratory infections?
The following actions will reduce the chance of passing on your infection to others:
- wearing a well-fitting face covering made with multiple layers or a surgical face mask
- avoiding crowded places such as public transport, large social gatherings, or anywhere that is enclosed or poorly ventilated
- taking any exercise outdoors in places where you will not have close contact with other people
- overing your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose and before you eat or handle food; avoid touching your face
When do students need to stay off school?
If your child has symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19, and have NOT taken a COVID-19 test:
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can come back to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result:
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, they can return to school.