Teachers are constantly emailing work out to all their students; it is essential that all STUDENTS are accessing their OSA emails to receive their work, along with messages and support from staff (see below to access help if your child is unable to do this.) Please, also, RESPOND to members of staff who email, so that they can help you if necessary.
In the event that students/parents/carers are temporarily unable to access the work being emailed, we have provided a bank of ‘additional resources‘ which will allow ANY student to be able to find some useful tasks to undertake, until the problem with accessing set work has been sorted out; these are available on our website here.
In addition, there increasing numbers of organisations and websites offering free online-learning opportunities and some of these are:
The Department for Education has also published a variety of home-learning resources which are available to parents/carers/students and these may be found on their website, here
It is important that we all take care of our wellbeing and mental health whilst we are having to ‘stay at home’; the safeguarding of students, parents/carers, members of staff and all the respectively linked OSA families is also very important. We have a range of self-help tips and hints – as well as information on sources of external support – on our website here
You can use the following link to a ‘help’ page on the website – dedicated to providing help for students/parents who may have initial ‘teething’ problems with accessing any of the platforms being used by teachers to set work for students to undertake, at home, during the course of the government enforced school closure. This includes includes guidance on accessing student emails (through Office 365), Microsoft Sharepoint and the SIMS student app.
Votes for Schools: Independent Learning (Create, Discover, Share, Discuss)
Arts, Culture and History – A wealth of materials to explore, including virtual tours of all kinds of museums and exhibitions
Seneca Learning – online learning resource platform
Digital Theatre – OSA students in all year groups may watch professional theatre performances using the generic username firstname.lastname@example.org and password stagedoor
National Theatre – subscribe (free) to their YouTube channel to access a wealth of live productions and videos
‘Beyond’ (Twinkl) – free (during the period of the Coronavirus pandemic!) resources for KS3 students to access for English, maths and science
Corbett Maths A variety of worksheets (and answers) that may provide practice for GCSE students at all levels.
Duo Lingo – multi-language resource for a variety of levels of ability
NHS Exercise/Fitness Routines whilst you are in self-isolation
The Body Coach – subscribe to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel for daily workouts to follow (on YouTube), at home! (Get mum, dad, sister(s) brother(s) to do it along with you…….. many OSA members of staff will be doing it to!)
Maths Watch (via Wonde)
Heads of Year initially emailed ALL STUDENTS in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 (between 26th March and 2nd April 2020); copies of these emails may be seen using the links below:
Year 7 (from Miss Webster – email@example.com) – WORD / PDF version
Year 8 (from Mr Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org) – WORD / PDF version
Year 9 (from Miss Spencer – email@example.com) – WORD / PDF version
Year 10 (from Mr Herring – firstname.lastname@example.org) – WORD / PDF version of TWO emails