At the moment staff are expecting to be setting work for you in-line with our normal curriculum and timetable as much as possible. This may change during the pandemic as we have already seen the national and global picture can change quickly. People ay become ill and we do not know how long we will be off for.
For now, try to follow your normal timetable as much as possible and keep up with your work. Try not to get too anxious or stressed about it. Do the work you can. When we all come back to school we will get everyone back on track.
Guidance for KS4 pupils
Year 9 and 10 have Google classrooms that have been set up for each class for all subjects. This is the main way that staff will communicate with you and supply work to you ready for your lessons during a week. You were logged onto these classrooms during the last week before closure. If there is an issue with accessing a classroom please e-mail your teacher directly or your Year Leader. You can also look back at the e-mail that was sent by Mr Cook with how to set up a Google classroom and it has all the class codes.
How to use Google classroom for accessing my learning
Firstly if you are struggling to use Google Classrooms please go to our section on guidance videos and look at the how to use Google Classroom link. Google classroom is a platform that staff will send work and activities for you so that work is available ready for your lessons on your timetables. It may be that staff upload a few lessons work at a time or they may upload the work as it is needed. What you will expect is that there is always some work available to complete during your normal school day.
Staff will give guidance on the Google classroom as to how to use the work e.g. follow the Power point, access Seneca and submit work on line or answer the exam questions and self-mark. Staff will also be clear about whether you are submitting work for marking by the teacher or whether you are self-marking. If you are self-marking you will be given the mark schemes to do this.
Staff will also use Google classroom to refer to other on-line platforms that we use regularly use in school such as Seneca, Hegarty Maths etc. If you are struggling to use them, then please go to the guidance video section and there are some videos explaining how to use them. Alternatively communicate with your teacher via Google classroom or e-mail and they will support you.