Under the current COVID-19 National situation there are various different reasons why remote learning may be needed. Remote learning will take various forms – from tasks set for completion, to work provided by a subject using PPTs, to live lessons delivered online.
In the event of any partial or full school closures, regular contact will be made with home by tutors via email and telephone to check that all is well with our students, their families and their local community.
Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education, for full details click here.
If an individual student is isolating due to themselves or a family member being tested for Covid and awaiting results, or having been advised to isolate under the Government’s NHS Track and Trace system, students should log on to their Google Classroom daily, where they can access the work they need to complete. This could include:
- Specific tasks posted for completion by the whole class
- Specific tasks posted for completion by the isolating student to keep up to date
- PPT or other resources being used during that day’s lesson to ensure the content is delivered
- An invitation to join the class remotely from home (via Google Meet) and participate in the lesson, as though they were in school with their fellow classmates
Partial School Closure
Due to local lockdown measures; a positive case confirmed with a student in the school; or other school-based reason.
If students are required to isolate due to using the same public transport as a positive case that has been recorded, but the student is NOT in their Year Group, students will be treated as an Individual Student isolating (above).
If students are required to isolate due to a positive case being recorded within their Year Group OR due to a local lockdown instruction, all studies should follow the students’ normal timetable:
- Initial work for the first two days of absence will be based on a printed booklet issued on the last day the students are in school – and should be completed according to which subjects the student would have had lessons in on those two days
- The remaining work for the rest of the isolation or closure period will follow the normal school day’s timetable. Work will be provided, and students are expected to work to the normal times of the day (including tutor period) and their normal timetable. Work will include:
- Online live lessons (GoogleMeet)
- Pre-recorded ‘live’ lessons (PPT, video or other medium)
- Tasks to complete online via websites, in books or on Google Classroom
- Online feedback sessions (pre-recorded or live)
- Drop-in live support sessions (1-2-1 or class groups)
For students who do not have computer access (or internet access at home) the Government has pledged to provide hardware to enable this to take place. However, in the short term the school will provide paper-based packs to ensure students’ learning is not disrupted while the hardware arrives with us.
Full school closure
Under instruction from the Local Authority or UK Government
Lessons will continue as per the students’ published timetables, in the manner described above for partial closure to a whole year group.
Any additional information will be added below for each year group, as necessary:
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Support for all Year Groups
If you have trouble logging in to MyMaths or Hegarty Maths please email Mrs Evans
If you have trouble logging in to Show My Homework please email Mr Patterson
If you have trouble logging in to GCSEPOD please email Mrs Robinson
If you have trouble logging in to educake please email Miss Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
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Support for all Students
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On top of the tasks set for these subjects it is important that you keep yourself busy and healthy.
Other activities you could do include:
- Walking/jogging (maintaining social distancing)
- Keeping in touch with your friends and family through facetime or phone calls Cooking
- Playing board games such as scrabble
- Learning a new skill such as sewing or playing a musical instrument Learning life skills – helping around the house.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
Just One Norfolk website: https://www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/
Phone: 0300 300 0123
Text: 07480 635060
Young Minds website: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Childline website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Phone: 0800 1111
Phone: 0800 1111
Phone: 0300 123 3393 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Text: 86463
National Helpline 24hrs - 0808 2000 247
Norfolk Police - non-emergency - 101
Respect helpline for perpetrators - 0808 802 4040
Victim Support - 0808 1689 111
Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327
Leeway - 0300 561 0077
Elder Abuse - 0808 808 8141
Galop - 0800 999 5428
- 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 and to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact the NSPCC
Email: email@example.com. Call: 0808 800 5000
Staying Safe and Safeguarding During COVID-19
These are difficult times and families are under huge amounts of pressure - we are here to help If you hear something or see something that makes you feel worried about a child living nearby, please say something.
Additional information and help for students can be found below:
Safer Schools Partnership - run by the Norfolk Constabulary to ensure that our pupils are kept safe, reduce the risk of being drawn into crime, antisocial or extremist behaviour have drawn up a newsletter to help our students during this time:
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS
First Response Tel: 0800 196 3494
A 24/7 service for people of Norfolk and Suffolk requiring mental health care, advice and support
West Norfolk Carers
West Norfolk Carers are still here for telephone support. There are running Zoom online meetings for young carers and young adult carers and support on their Facebook groups.
They are still taking referrals for all unpaid carers and families and will support them by telephone, and can also signpost to volunteers who can help with shopping, prescriptions etc.
Telephone 01553 768155
Show My Homework Login Guide
Show My Homework Login Guide
1; Open up a web browser whether it’s Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10), Safari (Apple) or any other web browser that you may be using on your PC, Tablet or Apple device.
2: Navigate to the following Web URL https://www.satchelone.com/login you should see the following webpage as shown in the screenshot below.
3: Scroll down the page and select “Sign in with Google”
4: All students at Smithdon have been given an email account and signing into Show My Homework is the same credentials as if students were signing into their email account.
The email accounts for students is in the following format for your reference. firstname.lastname@example.org and whatever the student’s password has been set to.
After signing in with the email credentials you should now have successfully signed into Show My Homework.
Things to Consider:
If for some reason you are unable to sign into Show My Homework, please check the following that maybe preventing you for signing in successfully.
- Has the email inbox been activated? By signing into the email account for the first time.
- Has the password been changed recently by the student?
- If using a shared computer at home is anyone else in the family using their own Google credentials in the background? i.e. G-mail, YouTube as this may prevent Show MyHomework successfully signing in with the student’s credentials.
Accessing Google Classroom via Xbox and PS4
For information on how to set up your Xbox or PS4 please see below:
Please follow the below instructions if your child has not yet activated their GCSEPod account.
- Go to GCSEPod.com and click LOGIN
- Click NEW HERE? GET STARTED!
- Enter your child’s details and confirm the name of the school they attend.
- Create a username and password.