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School Closure

In line with Government guidance and based on an analysis of individual risk assessments, the school building remains closed for the majority of students.  We are continually reviewing this situation and our main aim is to ensure the safety of all students and staff at this challenging time.

 

We have prepared a robust timetable offer for students which Parents and Carers have been notified of.  We are also able to supply paper work packs where needed.

 

We will continue to make welfare calls over this term to ensure all families are safe.  We would also like to talk directly to the student upon these calls.  These calls are an essential part of our safeguarding processes and we would appreciate if you could answer the phone when we call you so this can be done as quickly as possible.  Sometimes, if we are not able to talk to you directly over two occasions, we need to follow other steps in line with our Safeguarding Policy, so please try and reply to us.  Moving forward these calls will also focus on supporting learning.

 

Many thanks for your understanding at this difficult time.  Please follow Government guidance about staying at home.  More information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

In addition to work being set by teaching staff, please see the below exhaustive list of free online resources that can be used to support your child’s learning during the school’s closure. Some require a quick registration but no subscription is needed.

 

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

 

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

 

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

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