Learning from Home

Dear parents and carers,

This is how we have prepared students to learn from home over the coming weeks.

The well-being of our students is, and always will be, at the heart of Addeys. It is more important now than ever. At Addeys we focus on the Addey’s 5 for well-being.

 

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Keeping Learning is a key part of our well-being.

On Wednesday, form tutors explained to all students how they will keep learning throughout the current school closure. I wanted to outline what we have put in place for students:

  • Students will be expected to work from home each school day.
  • We understand that working from home can be a challenge for many students (as it is for many adults) and we therefore only expect students to work for 2 to 3 hours each day.
  • They will be set 3 to 4 tasks through Show My Homework
  • For year 7, 8 and 9, these tasks will take a total of around 2 hours
  • For years 10 and 11, these tasks will take a total of around 3 hours
  • These tasks will appear in Show My Homework each day and should be completed on the day they are set
  • Students can communicate with their teachers through Show My Homework, as well as by email

 

Students can seek support from staff between 11am and 1pm when we are running a lunch provision.

  • We have a supply of exercise books and equipment at the school which students can take home
  • Staff will help students with any difficulties accessing Show My Homework
  • Students can drop off and collect any paper work or resources
  • Pastoral and safeguarding staff will be available to offer support

 

There are some key steps you can take to support your child to learn from home:

  • Ensure that they have access to the internet and a device. If you are unable to provide this, please let us know.
  • Ask them to show you that they can access Show My Homework
  • Make sure that you can access Show My Homework as a parent/carer (you can reset your password if you have forgotten it)
  • Encourage them to start their learning in the morning, rather than leaving it all to later in the day
  • Encourage them to plan their day, building in regular breaks and exercise
  • Talk to them each day about their learning
  • Encourage them to take regular breaks and to exercise however possible

We will be reviewing our learning from home strategy regularly and will be asking you for your feedback.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email dmurrells@addeystanhope.co.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

David Murrells

Deputy Head Teacher