Home Learning Arrangements

Our home learning provision for is as follows:

Most lessons will be live on Microsoft Teams. This can be accessed in the usual way via the Home Access Portal which can be found here:hap.salesian.surrey.sch.uk/HAP

Your son/daughter should enter his/her username (first initial of forename followed by surname) and password and then select the Teams button to launch the application. Your son/daughter has created their own password and should enter this as usual. Students should click on the calendar icon on the left hand side of the screen. They will then be able to see the various lessons that have been scheduled for the day. The live lessons will follow the students’ usual timetable at exactly the same times. The students should click on join at the beginning of each lesson via the calendar and they will then be admitted to the lesson.

While the majority of the lessons will be live, there will be some instances where teachers attach work for the students to complete only (for example, if a member of staff is unwell). In this case, teachers will attach resources for students to complete to the relevant class Team and students should complete the work independently.

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do it school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptions in some subjects such as in PE, Science, Design Technology and PSHE. We would ask you to support your child by ensuring that they:

  • Have a quiet place to work each day
  • Can access the Internet
  • Are able to find their Microsoft Teams lessons on their calendar
  • Have all the equipment that they need (exercise books, pens, etc.)

We would be grateful if you could please check that your child has completed the work set each day. If your child or you have any questions about the work, please contact the class teacher directly, using the email address which is available in MyEd. If your child usually has the support of a LSA during lessons they will do their best to make themselves available to support them remotely. 

If you have any queries about home learning, please feel free to contact Miss Forman, Assistant Headteacher cforman@salesian.surrey.sch.uk

Please view our E-safety guidance here.

Student Support

Microsoft Teams Tutorial Using Assignments Tutorial
Microsoft Notebook Tutorial Submitting work – Class Notebook Tutorial

Help Guide

Please click on image below to open up a copy of the help guide.

Safeguarding for Live Sessions

My child is in Year 7, 8 or 9 and they are self-isolating (and they are not part of a bubble that is self-isolating)

If your child is well enough then they should be doing school work every day they are absent from school. They should aim to follow their normal school timetable each day and can access work via Microsoft Teams where they will have a class set up for each of their timetabled lessons. If for any reason they cannot access this class please email helpdesk@salesian.surrey.sch.uk and they will assist you. Due to the increased levels of student absence it is not possible for teachers to give feedback on the work done during self-isolation – please understand that their priority must be teaching the children in school and it is unreasonable to expect them to do both. Where there are a number of students in a class self-isolating, live lessons may be put on.

We need your support as parents to ensure that your child is completing work each day and would ask you to monitor this by talking to them regularly and asking to see the work they have done. We appreciate that it may be difficult to motivate them at times and suggest that you keep conversations as positive as possible by taking an interest in and praising what they have done rather than highlighting what they haven’t done. If work has not be set your child should email the class teacher or their Head of Year.

My child is in Year 10, 11, 12 or 13 and they are self-isolating (and some of their peers are still in school)

If your child is well enough then they should be doing school work every day they are absent from school. They should aim to follow their normal school timetable each day and can access work via Microsoft Teams where they will have a class set up for each of their timetabled lessons. If for any reason they cannot access this class please email helpdesk@salesian.surrey.sch.uk and they will assist you. Due to the increased levels of student absence it is not possible for teachers to give feedback on the work done during self-isolation – please understand that their priority must be teaching the children in school and it is unreasonable to expect them to do both. Where there are a number of students in a class self-isolating, live lessons may be put on.

We need your support as parents to ensure that your child is completing work each day and would ask you to monitor this by talking to them regularly and asking to see the work they have done. We appreciate that it may be difficult to motivate them at times and suggest that you keep conversations as positive as possible by taking an interest in and praising what they have done rather than highlighting what they haven’t done. If work has not be set your child should email the class teacher or their Head of Year.

My child's year group bubble was sent home to self-isolate

It is important for the cohort to maintain the normal school structure and routine. We believe it is possible for students to engage with their teachers via Teams every lesson when the period out of school is finite and fixed at a maximum of 10 days. The students will be expected to log on and be registered at the start of each lesson; this provides structure and routine but it will also enable their class teacher to communicate the expectations for the lesson in real time. Depending on the lesson / work required your child may or may not be expected to stay on Teams for the full 50 minutes. Your child’s Teams calendar (that is accessible by logging on to Microsoft Teams) will be populated with their lessons for each period of the day – please see the student guide and videos on this page for further information. The structure of the day is as follows (students are not expected to attend tutor during self-isolation):

 RegularAccelerated - TBC
School Starts8:45-
Registration8:50-9:10-
Period 19:10 - 10:00-
Period 210:00 - 10:50-
Break10:50 - 11:10-
Period 311:10 - 12:00-
Period 412:00 - 12:50-
Lunch12:50 - 13:30-
Period 513:30 - 14:20-
Period 614:20 - 15:10-
School Finishes15:10-

We would ask you to support your child by ensuring that they:

  • Have a quiet place to work each day
  • Can access the internet
  • Are able to find their Microsoft Teams lessons on their calendar
  • Have all the equipment that they need (exercise books, pens, etc.)

If your child usually has the support of a LSA during lessons they will do their best to make themselves available to support them remotely.

FAQ

Below are a few of the most common questions we are asked surrounding home learning.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We have a bank of laptops and devices at school to lend to students. Please contact ohamshar@salesian.surrey.sch.uk if you would like to borrow a laptop or device.

Students who are struggling to access their learning at home may also be invited into school to benefit from the technology, Wifi and support available in school.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

A register is taken each morning and for each lesson. You will be informed if your child is not present or engaging in lessons. If we have no response from home over a period of time, we will make a home visit to check on your child’s welfare.

We continue to hold parent evenings via our School Cloud system. These offer an important opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss their wellbeing and academic progress.

Additionally, telephone communications are made with parents and carers every three weeks by the student’s tutor.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. 

In the first instance, teachers will provide feedback to your child in their lesson, responding to the answers given and questions asked during class. The Teams Chat function is helpful here although we do ask that children also engage with lessons when asked by using the microphone and camera. Teachers may use a range of other Microsoft tools to elicit feedback within the lesson, for example Class Notebook, Forms and Assignments. Student tutorials on these applications can be found on this page.

Teachers will continue to mark submitted assessments and provide feedback to students.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 3Students will have a full timetable of live lessons on Teams, where teachers will endeavour to teach six, 45 minute lessons per day but homework will not be set.
Key Stage 4Students will have a full timetable of live lessons on Teams, where teachers will endeavour to teach six, 45 minute lessons per day. Homework will continue to be set.
Key Stage 5Students will follow their usual timetable. Three hours of homework will be set per subject, per week. On average, students will work 6 hours per day.

The only exception to the above is on the rolling half day, where students are encouraged to get some fresh air, away from the screen. On those days, notified by Mr Kibble, students of all key stages will attend periods 1 to 4, before finishing early at 12.50pm.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some students, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students in the following ways:

Students with SEND have timetables and learning personalised through the support of our Learning Support department, led by Tina Wright (twright@salesian.surrey.sch.uk) The Learning Support department works closely with parents and carers to provide tailored support to students so that they are able to access the curriculum. Where possible, children will be invited into school for small group support or will be supported virtually by our dedicated team of Learning Support Assistants.