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Strike Action Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July: Remote Learning and Online Subject Resources

Dear Parent/Carer,

Further to Mr Mort’s correspondence on 26th June, I am writing to confirm how students will access learning as a result of the planned teacher strikes. Please see the information below:

Date of planned teacher strike

Students accessing learning in school

Students accessing learning from home

Wednesday 5th July

  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 12
  • Students in all YEAR GROUPS with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • In addition, ONLY those Year 10 students competing in the athletics competition will arrive as normal for 8.50am.
  • Year 9
  • Year 10

Friday 7th July

  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 12
  • Students in all YEAR GROUPS with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)

 

  • Year 7
  • Year 8

Our intention for those students who will be accessing learning in school is to ensure that as many classes as possible run as normal, however, we may have to apply some flexibility dependant on staffing levels on the day.

Students accessing learning from home on strike days will utilise online learning resources or learning set by their teacher. Please direct your child to their Teams account on the day where further information will be available.

Alternatively, if work is unavailable on Teams, students in Key Stage 3 (years 7 and 8) and students in Key Stage 4 (Years 9 and 10) can access ‘Online Subject Resources’ on the school website under ‘A Place of Learning’. ‘Online Subject Resources’ are found in the drop-down menu and they contain links to relevant websites to enhance learning on current units of study being undertaken in lessons.

Students in Key stage 3 and 4 can also access the free online educational websites stated below:

Oak National Academy https://classroom.thenational.academy/

Oak National Academy provides nearly 40,000 lessons and resources across a broad range of subjects and year groups. The website has been designed to be easy to use and is accessible on most devices, including laptops, tablets and mobiles. There are no sign-ups or logins required. Students simply need to use the link above to access the subjects that they would typically have tomorrow and then select their Key Stage (Year 7 & 8 - Key Stage 3, Year 9, 10 and 11 - Key Stage 4).

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework. Bitesize provides support for learners aged 3 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects and has hundreds of published lessons to help students across the UK with home schooling. Bitesize guides are written by teachers and subject experts and are mapped to follow the curricula of the UK. Secondary Bitesize follows exam board specifications for the main exam boards in the UK.

Hegarty Maths https://hegartymaths.com/

Hegarty Maths is an online resource which students are very familiar with. Your child will have their own log in and should search for a topic they are currently working on within their Maths lesson or equally revisit a topic which they feel they need to revisit. There are a plethora of demonstration videos as well as activities for students to

Seneca https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Seneca Learning is a resource which Year 9 & 10 students may have been directed to by subject teachers, specifically Science. It is a another free resource which enables students to access a wide range of subjects.

We hope that you find this information helpful and that it supports your child to successfully engage with their learning.

Yours faithfully

Mrs R Bishop

Assistant Headteacher

Year 7 Online Subject ResourcesYear 8 Online Subject ResourcesYear 9 Online Subject ResourcesYear 10 Online Subject Resources