Please be aware that Year 9 have today been placed on our home learning plan – unless their families are key workers.
For all other year groups – the school currently remains open as normal.
Students in Years 7 to 10 – have today received a learning pack as a precaution in the event of further disruption. The pack is designed to support students who may have difficulties accessing learning via Office 365.
If your child has been absent today and therefore not received a booklet; copies will be available in reception from 12:00pm on Wednesday 18th March or can be downloaded below.
The current national picture is a dynamic one and we will update parents and carers regularly as needed.
Thank you for your support.
Home based learning
Please see below links to work for Years 7-10. If you have any issues downloading or printing; copies are available from the school reception.
Please follow the steps below to support your child to access Office 365. This is where students can access the work for their lessons:
- Search in web browser office.com
- Here you will be asked to enter login details – these are the same as your child would use to access a computer at school.
- The user name is your child’s school email address which ends with mmat.co.uk
- The password is the same as the password your child has set at school.
- Once logged in your child will have full access to Office 365, including teams (where staff are setting work, there is a team for each class that your child attends) and Outlook; this gives them access to their school email inbox.
- Please click here for supporting screenshots.
If your child has forgotten their password please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org from your registered email as a parent / guardian and request a password reset. Details will then be emailed back to the account you emailed us from. This will then give your child to Office 365 and from here they will have the opportunity to change their password to something memorable.
For any other difficulties accessing work remotely, please contact email@example.com
PE – Starting Monday to Friday at 9am from his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1. Jo Wicks will be the Nations PE Teacher, performing follow along PE sessions. We encourage our students to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.
Science – Last year, Mr Collier started a YouTube channel of songs to help teach the students AQA GCSE Science content through singing. The Science Department use this to support their lessons and as a revision tool. The students really enjoy this fun and helpful resource. Please click the following link to be directed to the ‘Singing for Science’ channel – https://youtu.be/nKDHGdfymho
Enrichment – West Mercia Search & Rescue are running a FREE water safety online course. It should take around 20 – 30 minutes to complete and can be done in bitesize chunks. Once completed students can receive a certificate and best of all come away with a thorough understanding of the hazards of water; a knowledge of associated safety precautions and rescue techniques – https://westmerciasar.org.uk/homeanddry/free-water-safety-online-course/
As many of you are using the internet and online resources for home schooling, we wanted to share this website with you.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Mental Heath & Well-being
Autism West Midlands – will continue to offer advice appointments and support throughout the ongoing outbreak over the phone and via email. Parents and carers can contact their small team directly as follows;
Mon, Tue, Weds = Wendy Cowton, 07900784186. Weds, Thu, Fri = Emma Hegenbarth, 07881109480. Email = firstname.lastname@example.org
During this unpredictable and unsettling period they can offer guidance around;
- Supporting children who are anxious and upset about the virus.
- Coping with change and uncertainty.
- Suggestions on how to keep children active and engaged.
Kooth – Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message the team and get support by the next day. When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.