If you are well but unable to come into school (or the school is closed), you should continue your learning online following the steps below.
Remote Learning Information for Parents
Remote Learning Guidance for Pupils
We recommend you complete classwork at the times during the day when you would usually have subjects on your school timetable. Remember to take your break times too!
To start your classwork, click your year group below and follow the guides for each subject.
If you need help remembering how to log in to Google Classroom or satchel one, follow this guide.
If you don’t have a PC, laptop or mobile device, you can also access remote learning via a games console. Please follow this guide to see how.
If you require IT support to facilitate remote learning, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full guidance on how to use Google Classroom, watch the video below.
You can also read how to submit work via Google Classroom by following this guide.
We also recommend you watch the video below for top tips on successful home learning.
Next, click your year group in the section further down this page and follow the guides for each subject.
Devices for Remote Learning
The Department for Education (DfE) is providing laptops and tablets to schools to help children and families access remote education. They are also helping disadvantaged children who need an internet connection to get internet access.
Parents, carers and pupils cannot apply for digital devices or internet access through this scheme themselves. They should contact their school to discuss requirements for accessing remote education.
Please contact your child’s Year leader if you require support with technology to access remote learning.
Who can get laptops and tablets
Schools will be able to order an allocation of devices for:
- Disadvantaged children in years 3 to 11 who do not have access to a device and whose face-to-face education is disrupted
- Disadvantaged children in any year group who have been advised to shield because they (or someone they live with) are clinically extremely vulnerable
- Disadvantaged children in any year group attending a hospital school
This offer applies to maintained schools, pupil referral units, academy trusts and hospital schools, as well as sixth-form colleges who have enrolled 14 to 16 year olds.
Disadvantaged children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are included within this offer. However, if specialist support and equipment is required help may be available through the Family Fund.
How device allocations have been decided
Schools and colleges will receive an allocation of devices to be used to support disadvantaged children who are otherwise unable to access remote education.
Examples of this include disadvantaged children:
- With no digital devices in their household
- Whose only available device is a smartphone
- With a single device in their household that’s being shared with more than one other family member
The number of devices available to order through the get help with technology service reflects the number of laptops and tablets we estimate are needed by each school or college. This calculation is based on:
- The number of children in years 3 to 11 (16 to 19 education providers will be contacted during the 2021 spring term when the service is extended to years 12 and 13)
- Free school meals data
- An estimate of the number of devices a school or college already has
You can download all of the above information regarding laptops by clicking here.
Pupil Expectations/Code of Conduct for Remote Learning
Rules regarding use of technology
- I will only use school technology for school purposes as directed by my teacher.
- I will only take part in ‘live’ streaming if my teacher or parents / carers know that I am doing it.
- I will not reveal my passwords to anyone.
- I will be responsible for my behaviour and actions when using technology (Google classroom, google meet and other interactive applications), this includes the resources I access and the language I use.
- I will make sure that all my communication with students, teachers or others using technology is responsible and sensible.
- I will not deliberately browse, download, upload or forward material that could be considered offensive or illegal. If I accidentally come across any such material, I will report it immediately to my teacher or my parent.
- I will not share resources or videos created by my teachers with anyone who is not a pupil or member of staff at Southmoor Academy.
- I will not record or take photos of my classmates or teachers during a live online face-to-face session.
- I will not share any school content on social media platforms.
- I understand that when using Google Classroom and other applications provided by the school that my use can be monitored and logged and can be made available to my teachers.
- If live streaming is used, I understand that this might be recorded by the teacher only for this to be made available to any pupil who missed the live lesson.
- I will continue to follow the rules regarding my use of technology as outlined in the school’s policy which can be found in the school planner.
- I understand that these rules are designed to help keep me safe and that if they are not followed, school sanctions will be applied, and my parent may be contacted.
- When participating in an audio or video on Google Meet, or any other software, I realise that this is an extension of the classroom and I should conduct myself as I would when on my best behaviour in a classroom.
- Be on time for your interactive session.
- Be dressed appropriately for learning.
- Remain attentive during sessions.
- Interact patiently and respectfully with your teachers and peers.
- Provide feedback to teachers about your experiences and any relevant suggestions.
- Watch live online lessons from an environment that is quiet, safe, public, and free from distractions.
- Please avoid using a bedroom when accessing live online lessons.
- You MUST NOT record each other’s online interactions. If the lesson is to be recorded, this will be done by the teacher.
- Make sure you end the session as soon as the teacher indicates to do so and do not stay in the session after the teacher has left.
General Rules & Guidelines
- It is strongly recommended that you follow the school timetable as far as possible.
- Please complete tasks as they are set for each lesson. Teachers will aim to be available at the times when they would normally be teaching you to answer questions.
- This will be either through google classroom or google meet.
- As soon as you have completed each task, please indicate this to your teacher. Please submit all pieces of work on time.
- Failure to complete your work will result in your form tutor, Year leader and parents being informed.
You can download all of the above information regarding expectations by clicking here.
Remote Learning Year Group Sections
Homework should be completed outside of school hours by all pupils. All homework is set via Satchelone.
View the homework calendar without logging in by visiting www.southmoor.satchelone.com and filter by your year, subject, teacher and class to access your homework.
You can also log in here satchelone.com (the first time you log in you will need a PIN code from your teacher, after that you can log in with your email address). By logging in you can access your homework more easily, complete quizzes, and also upload a file or photo of your work for your teacher to give feedback on.