Remote Learning

During full or significant school closures or national/local lockdowns all lessons will take place live on MS Teams and you can access these either from the email link sent to your school email address or the calender in MS Teams itself. 

In order to increase motivation and also ensure that students are receiving the full breadth of the curriculum during lockdown, all students in all year groups will now have live content for all of the lessons on their normal timetable. The details will be as follows:

Years 10 and 11: all of their lessons will be completely live on Microsoft Teams

Years 7, 8 and 9: All of their lessons will start with a live input from the teacher on Microsoft Teams. Depending on the nature of the lesson, the teacher will then either remain present for the full duration or leave the students to complete a task and then “dial back in” at the end for a plenary session (all of which will be made clear to the students). Occasionally, instead of a plenary, staff may ask students to provide them with some evidence of the work they have completed such as completing an online quiz or taking a photograph of their work and emailing it to the teacher.

Examples of student's work from home

The 5 timetabled lessons each day will be supplemented by additional activities such as PSHE, DEAR, quizzes and news-reviews. We will also be launching another exciting range of whole-school challenges and competitions to engage the students in a variety of other ways. All students should continue to follow their normal weekly timetable and access the appropriate live lesson on Microsoft Teams or complete the relevant work on SMHW [Satchel:one].

Students should access RM Unify as their launchpad to all their resources.  Accessing RM Unify [CLICK HERE] 

Any student who is unable to access these remote learning resources should contact the academy for support. There are a variety of links further down this page that provide help and guidance to students and parents.

A small number of loan laptops are available for students to borrow whilst self-isolating. Please contact the academy should you wish to arrange a loan laptop.

Remote Learning for Self-Isolating Students

Individual students who are self- isolating can access resources using the links below. Students should also access SMHW and email for additional tasks/homework from their class teachers and tutors. 

Learning Links:
    

  YEAR 7               YEAR 8                YEAR 9              YEAR 10               YEAR 11

The academy has selected resources in line with our current curriculum delivery to support our students should they need to work from home. Students should follow their normal timetable when working from home using the resources provided. This will ensure that they can stay up to date with their learning until they are able to return to school. Home learning has been organsied by year group. We ask you as parents to do everything you can to ensure that your children complete all of the work set each day.
 
Please read our guidance & expectations for home learning [CLICK HERE]

Staff will use the website and SMHW to set work and may also use school email and other online colaboration software e.g. MS Teams to engage and support our students. 

STAY SAFE ONLINE - Please remember when using online sites if you are assked for your email address students MUST use their school email e.g. initialsurname@parkvaleacademy.org.uk

Whilst your child is working online at home we would like to reinforce the importance of online safety. Please be aware of what your child is being asked to access online and with whom they are interacting. If you have any concerns please contact the school directly and/or seek advice on the websites listed below.