You will find the detailed policy on remote learning on our policies page and a copy is below along with a summary using the template provided by the Department for Education. The primary means of communication with students will through Office 365 email as all students have access details. This can then be used to send links to other resources as required. Office 365 gives access to Microsoft Teams which we use to enable communication and sharing of resources. You will find a guide to accessing Office 365 on the policies page and a copy is below.
** Update December 2020 ** Remote learning through Microsoft Teams has become familiar to all students across the past term. We are keenly aware that many students do not have individual access to a laptop or computer so
Microsoft Teams is used because it is accessible on any internet-enabled device - laptop, tablet, games console, phone, smart TV..... The school's use of Microsoft Office 365 means that all documents can be accessed on any device without the need for specialist software.
All work for all lessons is posted on Teams (the video showing how to access it is here) so that, if a student cannot access the lesson at the correct time (for example because of sharing access with a parent or sibling) all the resources are available for them.
Almost all work can be completed in exercise books or on paper. The lesson can be followed on a phone, obtaining help from the teacher through the chat facility on the Teams app for example, and the work completed in the relevant exercise book.
If ICT support is needed please contact ICTSupport@waltonledale.lancs.sch.uk. If your child will not be able to access their work by any means then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible options.
These videos created by Mr Turner, Head of ICT & Computing, are very helpful...