Welcome to the Remote Learning section of our website.
Much has changed since the first national lockdown in March 2020. Our approach to remote learning at Woodhey throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has always been to offer remotely every aspect of a Woodhey education which would be a normal part of life within school. This includes high-quality academic provision and supportive pastoral care.
Now, in 2022, remote learning is very different to that experienced in 2020 and 2021. Below are a series of questions and answers for both students and parents to help with accessing Woodhey’s curriculum at home.
How many hours each day of work are pupils expected to do?
Pupils will receive 4 hours of taught provision. Our timetable will run from 9.00am-10.30am, 11am – 12pm and 12.45pm to 2.15pm and pupils will be directed to work during this time. Staff may set homework too for pupils to complete after this time for pupils to complete independently.
This provision is the same for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils. Teachers will be available during these times to respond to questions and queries from pupils.
How does my child access remote learning at Woodhey?
Students will need toc access their shool email. This can be accessing by clicking the ‘Gmail’ link on the homepage of our website. Your child’s email is the year thay they started at Woodhey (e.g. 2021 is ‘21’) following by the first 5 letters of their surname and then the first initial for their forename e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child has forgotten their password for their email then please emails email@example.com.
How will my child access the content for remote learning?
If your child is having to work from home for a Covid-19 related reason then they will access learning in one of two ways:
- Their work will be emailed to them from their teacher directly (please see the section above regarding how to access your child’s Gmail account).
They will need to access a Google Classroom for the subjects that they are missing. They should have been added to each of the classrooms at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. Your child will need to email their teacher for their Classroom code if they cannot access a required Classroom. Google Classroom can be accessed by clicking the 9 grey dots found in the top right of their email homepage, and then by clicking the Google Classroom app.
What type of work will my child be completing for remote learning?
Your child will receive a range of resources to support the curriculum that they are following. This may include:
- a worksheet to complete
- a presentation to watch/ follow
- an educational video clip to watch
- an online quiz to complete to test knowledge
What are the additional arrangements for pupils with additional needs?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
- EHCP Pupils have been invited in to work with their key workers
- Key workers of those children keep regular contact
What should my child do if they do not have an electronic device to access their remote learning work?
We understand that there has been a great economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the school if your child does not have access to an electronic device (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can discuss the best way to support the continuation of your child’s learning at home.
How will my child receive feedback on the work that they complete when working from home?
Your child may be asked to submit their work online or email it back to their teacher. Feedback may not be given straight away on every piece of work submitted. Staff will, however, try to provide feedback when they can.
How can I look after my child’s mental health when they are working from home?
- Talk to your child
- Listen to your child
- Routine and structure is important but be flexible
- Focus on their mental health and ease the pressure
- Get them to connect with others
- Exercise and get fresh air if possible
Seek help if you need it – you can still contact your child’s Form Tutor if you have concerns about your child’s mental health even if they are not in school. YoungMinds also have a Parents Helpline which is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25. Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 4pm.