This page contains important information if your child is isolating at home due to COVID.
I AM AT HOME WITH COVID. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
· You need to book a PCR test. You can do this on the NHS website.
· You need to call the school and let them know you have COVID. Before you call, check:
o What date your symptoms started (or what date you got a positive test)
o Whether you have a laptop you can use at home (with internet access). You will need this all day, every day (can’t be shared). If you don’t have one, you may be able to borrow one from school.
· You need to clear a space to complete your work. The kitchen table or a desk is ideal, but any space that is quiet and supervised will be fine.
· You need to collect a pack from school including your timetable and some instructions (you will not be able to leave the house, but your parents/siblings can do this for you). This will be arranged on the phone when you call in.
WHAT WORK DO I NEED TO COMPLETE?
You will follow your normal school timetable as closely as possible. This is because we want you to keep up to date with the rest of your class. You will not attend:
· Assembly tutor time
· Drama (Yr. 10 and 11 will attend)
· Music Yr. 10 and 11 will attend)
You will attend all of your other classes remotely. Your teacher and classmates will be in the classroom and you will be at home. It is not going to be perfect – but we will make it work whilst you are away from school.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY ONLINE CLASSES?
You need to log-in with your school account. You should know your username and password (written in your planner). It is something like email@example.com.
If you do not know your password, you will need to call the school and it will be reset for you. If you are borrowing a laptop – a new username and password will be included inside the laptop.
Once you have logged in, you should open up Teams. You can do this by going to the menu (9 dots in the top left corner) and then clicking on teams. If you can’t see it, click on All apps as shown below:
Once in teams, you should go to your calendar and you will see all your classes already in there.
Click on the lesson and then click JOIN:
You should make sure your speakers and microphone are working and click ALLOW ACCESS if asked to do so.
The link to the school website’s Home Learning section can be found here. A QR code to take you to the page is:
The link to the Oak National website for online lessons can be found here. A QR code to take you to the page is:
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Just like at school, you will need to be on time for your lessons. You should be sat, ready to go when the lesson starts. It might take your teacher a few minutes to dial you in – please be patient. If you do not get dialed in, please email your HOY/PSM and the teacher.
If something goes wrong and you cannot get into your lesson, you should follow the Oak National Curriculum. Here you will find 7 lessons a day to follow. This work can also be completed if you finish your live lessons and have time to complete more study. This work can be completed in the back of your exercise book.
All work should be completed in the exercise book provided. You should include a title and date for each lesson. This exercise book will be collected by your HOY on your return and checked. You should write only on one side of the page so any work can be stuck into your normal exercise books if appropriate.
You can type in the chat in MS Teams and you should also have your microphone on. You may be muted at certain points of the lesson. You will not need to have your camera on.