Virtual Curriculum

To successfully work remotely you will need access to Office 365 and Show my Homework (Satchel). Office 365 includes your school email account which you need to reset your SMHW details if you don’t know them 

 

> We have set up an email address homeworking@croftonschool.co.uk to allow parents or students to email us for login details for Office 365 and Show My Homework.

We hope you are all settling well into routines at home with regards to home learning.

All teachers are setting work on Show my homework, students and parents should all have logins for the platform. Please ensure your children are checking this regularly.

 Students can upload work to SMHW or email work directly to teachers who can provide some feedback. Students should be using their Crofton School email account or SMHW to communicate with members of staff.

In many cases mark schemes and model answers will also be uploaded so students can self-assess their work.

Some students may find some aspects of the work demanding. Please stress to your children that they must not worry if they are unable to complete all the work. They should try as much as they can. They can communicate to their teachers via SMHW and hopefully this will help clarify any concerns they may have.

It is really vital to continue to encourage your children to read. Hopefully they have a selection of books at home, within the home learning booklet there are links to online reading platforms and suggested books for Years 7-9.

The home learning booklet will provide lots of good advice and additional resources to support your children at home. Keeping a good balance of activities is really crucial. 

We would encourage you to actively engage your children in planning their day. 

Year 11 work can be found on the Crofton school website on the dedicated Year 11 Page  and Show My Homework. Students should continue to complete any outstanding content and revise using resources suggested by their teachers. 

 

The information we have received so far about how Ofqual will award qualifications has already been sent to Year 11 parents. At this stage we are still waiting further details from the Department for Education on how GCSE grades are to be determined. An announcement is expected week commencing 30th March and we will of course be in touch with more information about what this means for the Year 11 students as soon as possible after this.

 

We believe schools will be asked to submit evidence for each student, and that there may also be an opportunity for students to sit an exam at a later date. However, none of this has yet been confirmed, and no detail has been provided. 

 

In the meantime, we are setting work for Year 11s related to the GCSE specifications, including revision activities, to ensure the students are continuing to engage with the GCSE content for each subject. They will then be in the best position to respond to whatever is required.

 

This is also an opportunity for students to think about the courses they are planning to take next Year. Therefore, reviewing the GCSE content for these subjects would be beneficial for future study.

As soon as we receive further guidance from Ofqual and the Department for Education we will contact you.

We are always keen to share ideas, if you have discovered any good links or resources please do send them in via email. I can then share them with other parents and add them to the website.