From Monday 23rd March the school will be closed to all students. The only students in school will be the few who have arranged supervision in school because their parents are key workers in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. School will also be closed to most staff, except a few who are supervising. Your teachers will be setting you work from home. Most of the school will be locked.
The coming weeks and months will need us all to work in a new way. However, the best advice to support your own mental health during this time (as well as your learning) is to keep to a routine.
For your work, the best routine is your school timetable. Try to stick to it. Put it somewhere prominent so you can see it, and people at home can help you keep to it. Your teachers will be setting you work when you would normally have their subject.
1. The first place to go is ePraise. Check this at the beginning of every ‘lesson’ of every day. This may describe the work, or have an attachment, or signpost you to specific work on Teams. Work set will be in small, ‘lesson sized’ chunks.
2. Tick ‘done’ on ePraise when you have done it. Your teacher can see this, too.
3. Your teacher may ask you to send work to them to show that you have understood it and as evidence that you have done the work.
4. You can email your teacher using the school email system to ask them questions.
5. Your teacher may also send you the ‘answers’ so that you can check your own work.
You were sent an ePraise reminder on 13th March to help you log on to your school email and Teams.
If you get really stuck you can email the school IT Helpdesk on IThelpdesk@hanleycastlehs.org.uk.