Students Home Learning

Remote learning during self-isolation or local lockdown from September 2020 at Willowfield

From September 2020, when students have to stay at home to self-isolate or due to local lockdown, students will follow their new school timetable and complete lessons online at the correct times, if they are well and able to do so. Our teachers will provide high quality online lessons through Teams Assignments. Instructions for using Microsoft Teams Assignments are available below. If students do not have access to a computer, laptop or tablet, or do not have access to the internet, to study remotely at home when self-isolating or at home during a local lockdown, they should inform their Achievement Leader. If students cannot study online at home, paper resources can be collected from the school main office. To support students who are studying remotely during self-isolation or local lockdown, their Achievement Leader will be in frequent contact, and class teachers will also offer support and feedback whenever possible. Our remote learning provision will be updated in line with government advice as it changes: current guidance is available below.

Any queries about remote learning at Willowfield should be directed to: Homelearning@willowfield-school.co.uk

Instructions for using Microsoft Teams Assignments

If your child has access to online learning at home, they will need to log into Microsoft Office Teams Classes and go to every one of their virtual Classes to find work set in ‘Assignments’. Here departments have set work that will adapt the usual curriculum for home learning or provide a suitable alternative. Accompanying lesson resources will often be found in ‘Files’ in Classes to support these assignments. Be aware, that some subjects like maths are setting additional online work, for example MathsWatch and MangaHigh, and your child will need their login details for this. If they do not have them, they can email or Teams message their maths teachers or call the school.

Students should login using their school computer username. This is in the form of first initial + surname + intake year @willowfield-school.co.uk, e.g. if I am a student and my name is James Francis and I joined the school in year 7 in 2018 my username would be JFrancis18@willowfield-school.co.uk .

Please find user guides to assist your child in logging into Microsoft Teams.

Students Access from home GuideStudents Office 365 / Microsoft Teams Full Guide

Please find here user guides for students on how they send work to teachers on teams.

Sending Assigned Work to Teachers on Teams

If your child does not have access to our online home learning, please contact the school and we will provide paper-based work.

Online safety

It is vital that parents and carers make sure that their child is safe online and we include some highly recommended links to invaluable advice and guidance here:

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers.

Government guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools#res

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