School Closure - Home Learning Contingency Plans
Please see the Distance Learning Guide at the bottom which outlines where and how to access Distance Learning materials for students. The video below also helps direct you to the Google Drive and Google Classrooms resources which are constantly being updated.
In the event of the school closing as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, contingency plans will be put in place.
In the instance of learning being accessed from home, teachers will distribute learning through Google Classroom . Students will be given a timeframe and instructions on how to submit work undertaken by their teacher - some work will be submitted online and some reviewed upon our return to school.
Further specific details will follow as and when required.
Remote learning links are listed below with an explanation of how they can be used to support and enhance learning that will be distributed through
Google Classroom is a platform that allows teachers to upload lesson resources, share articles and set tasks. Google Classroom areas are subject and class specific. This is the princple facility for students to access Home Learning and Remote/Distance Learning resources.
Google Meets is a platform built into Google Classroom that allows students to take part in live remote lessons with their teachers and peers. Expectations of use are outlined in the below document.
SCIENCE lectures for children from Newcastle University. The lectures are designed for 10- to 14-year-olds with the intention of fostering an interest in science click here for access.
GCSEPod is an online revision website that has thousands of ‘pods’ that students can watch, listen to and test themselves on all GCSE subjects studied. Students in all year groups can access the content and students who have not been onto the system should click on ‘New Here? Get Started’ on the menu screen.
BBC Bitesize is an online revision, information and examination preparation resource website made by the BBC. There are KS3, GCSE and Post 16 sections available on the website as well as other pertinent information and content (including Careers).
JSTOR is a resource library which is largely used at KS5 but can be accessed to extend learning across KS4 and KS3 too. The site consists of scholarly content that students can access for further wider reading around their areas of study for all subjects.
The Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
Faculty Specific Virtual Distance Learning
Below is a link to the Instructions for each faculty in terms of protocol and opportunities for Home/Virtual Learning. Each is broken down into the relevant Key Stage that is applicable to the young person in your care.
All students are able to access specific lessons/tasks via RMUnify/Google Drive (Student Shared Area). Please see the below 'Distance Learning Guide' or the instructional video for more help.