Welcome to your guide to online remote learning.
Click the image below to access a video explaining how to log into Microsoft Teams for the first time:
This page contains the information you need to get your child up and running with remote learning. This has been done in conjunction with the School Closure Contingency Plan (See below to download a copy).
Each pupil has been allocated a Microsoft Office 365 Education Licence which will give them access to a whole range of online apps including Microsoft Teams. Five copies of this and other apps such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office can be installed on a Windows computer or android and IOS devices with this licence.
It is through Microsoft Teams that a class ‘Hub’ for each year group has been set up. Here, they will be able to have contact and guidance with their class teacher. They will be able to complete homework and complete tasks that are set by their class teacher who can monitor their progress and have some contact with their classmates in the case of self-isolation or bubble or school closure.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to download a copy of our Remote Learning Policy.
Teachers will have spent some time in school modelling this process, showing how Teams can be used and may have set some trial tasks to be completed with pupils. We know that children will need extra guidance from home to help with this. Please click here to watch a video demonstration of how to access teams from home.
If as parents/guardians you are having some difficulty and need some support you can contact the school office or send an email directly to email@example.com. Do not contact the class teacher directly via email.
Class Hubs will be seen as an extension of the classroom and as such there will of course be a level of expectation as to how teachers, pupils and parents engage with this.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the Remote Learning Home-School Agreement – your engagement with the class hubs will indicate your agreement to this.
In introducing this initiative we are aware that there will be hiccups along the way. However, as we move forward with this together, we will adapt to the challenges of educating our children in these unprecedented times.
On behalf of St Helens Council, I am pleased to share that we have been able to agree a free 'Teams for families' overview session with Microsoft on Wednesday 13th January at 4pm-5pm for all St Helens schools' pupils and parents.