Remote learning

The school will provide remote learning for pupils in a variety of formats. This could include ‘live’ and pre-recorded lessons, work available via Microsoft Teams or Showbie. It does not mean that a pupil, whilst away from school because of Covid, will be taught through ‘live’ lessons.

If the school is dealing with significant staff absence, any delay in posting curriculum content in line with the scheme of work can be supported through work already posted in the subject area via Microsoft Teams or Showbie. This can be further supported by topic-related searches using online platforms, eg. Hegarty Maths, Seneca or The Oak Academy.

How can pupils carry on learning at home?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to log on to remote learning:

In case of temporary school closure or any pupil having to self-isolate, we have a variety of learning platforms available for remote learning:

Learning material will be provided – in some cases teachers will host pre-recorded lessons, links and resources using Microsoft Teams or Showbie. Pupils need to make sure they have Showbie class codes for all their subjects in the planner.

Please note: the school expects all pupils who are feeling well and are at home isolating to engage with learning. We expect that all work set will be completed by pupils.

What to do if I have problems with Microsoft Teams?

Have a look at our IT Support page – there are many links to guides but also you can log a support ticket by clicking on the red Support button at bottom right corner of the page: http://kettlethorpehigh.co.uk/itsupport

How to reset your own Showbie password?

  1. Go to https://my.showbie.com/forgot-password
  2. Type in your school email: username@pupils.kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk
  3. Go to www.outlook.com and login with your email (as above) and normal school network password
  4. Click on the link that Showbie will send you to reset your password

Can pupils access live lessons?

We will endeavor to live broadcast or offer pre-recorded lessons for pupils to access. We are committed to ensuring pupils can continue to follow our school curriculum. If the lessons are live, they will be accessible via Microsoft Teams.

All pupils have access to Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams whilst attending the school. Pupils’ school email address follows the username@pupils.kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk pattern, e.g. 18Esmit@pupils.kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk. Pupils’ password is the same as school network password.

What to do if pupils cannot access learning online?

For pupils not able to access learning online we ask that you contact the pupil’s Year Manager. They will then contact the relevant subject teachers and ensure work is directed to pupils as soon as possible for completion at home.

Timetable

If pupils are self-isolating at home, they should organise their daily timetable based on their normal timetable and on what work is set in their Microsoft Teams class.

Remote Learning FAQs

Please check our Remote Learning FAQs for more details on what and how pupils will be taught remotely.

Knowledge Organisers

Pupils can support their remote learning by using the subject Knowledge Organisers. All pupils have been issued with Knowledge Organisers for all their subjects. For more information about Knowledge Organisers and how they can be used to support home learning please click here.

Acceptable use of digital platforms

All remote learning and communication should be completed with the usual high expectations of behaviour:

  1. One to one online meetings should be avoided regardless of the digital learning platform.
  2. Pupils should use only their own accounts when communicating on online platforms.
  3. All communication made should be respectful and not offensive to others, this includes the sharing of images, sounds and written material.
  4. Any online meetings should not be recorded on mobile devices without the host permission.
  5. Rules defined by the host teacher should be respected. For example, the host may ask you to turn the microphones off or to answer questions specifically directed to you.
  6. It might be helpful to place your device on a table and avoid background noises if possible. Appropriate clothing should be worn for any video based distance learning.