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Students working from home

These are strange times and we will all take some time to get used to them, but hopefully you are keeping well and settling into new routines. These pages have been created to keep you up-to-date with developments and as a central portal for all things connected to the school closure. 


VIRTUAL SCHOOL IS OPEN!

Our virtual school has opened!

Please refer to our letter dated 17th April (emailed home Saturday 18th) or see our Virtual School page for more information on how to login and use the new system.

We are pleased to be seeing so many of you there!


Keeping up with developments

We are regularly communicating with parents via email (including an update each Tuesday and Friday) so please keep an eye out for those. Copies of all correspondence to date are also here on the website. You will also be able to keep in touch by following our Facebook page

If you need to update your email address please email the office.


Latest news

The Department for Education have published some good guidance on supporting secondary school children with their learning at home.

The school kitchens are being put to good use producing hot meals for some of our families, primary school families and members of the local community. You can read more about this here.

We are very proud of student Eden Shaffer who designed a PPE face shield using his own 3-D printer. Having shared his design with Mr Duke, he and the School went into production and hundreds of face shields have now been provided to front-line health workers, and others in the local community and beyond. Read more.

We've been working hard behind the scenes on our exciting new online learning environment, which will continually develop. Thank you for your feedback on this.

We have a new IT support system if you're struggling with technology:


GCSEPod

We recently invested in GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,250 schools worldwide. 

Students now have access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. GCSEPod makes learning and revision much more manageable: every Pod is mapped to an exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams needed for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists. 

One of the best things about GCSEPod is that you can download any Pod to a mobile device, and then they can watch them at any time, in any place, with or without internet. It’s like they’re carrying a whole set of textbooks in your pocket! 

GCSEPod also has the ability to identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to help fill them!

For more information and details of how to set up and log-in please have a re-read of this letter.

 


 

Online Platform Log-in Information

Guidance on log-ins

What to do if you have forgotten your Dr Frost password

GCSEPod Quick Start Guide


 

Wellbeing

Wellbeing is incredibly important at any time, and particularly at the moment. We've put together some resources to help keep your mind and body healthy. Read more


SEN Support

We are continuing to do all we can to support our SEN students during the school closure. Please see our SEN support page for more information, advice and resources.


Letters home

Communication is regularly being sent to parents via email, including regular updates from the Headteacher. Copies of all the letters can be found here.


Showcase of work

Let's inspire each other! Keep your teachers posted with the work you've been doing at home and we'll showcase as much as we can in our new "working from home" gallery!


Lockdown Challenge!

Join in with the Lockdown Challenge where staff and students compete to win! See the entries and winners here!

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