During periods of enforced closure – or students’ requirement to work from home due to, for example, self-isolation due to COVID – our definition of ‘remote learning’ is work that is set and can be completed from home. (‘Live’ lessons, when scheduled, are conducted online, in real time, through MICROSOFT TEAMS at a specific time. (See our Remote Learning Arrangements on our ‘Policies’ page) )
Throughout the period of the recent COVID pandemic and associated school closures , OSA put together a bank of ‘additional resources‘ which will allow ANY student to be able to find some useful tasks to undertake from home, no matter what the reason for this; these are available here.
You will also find copies of a number of REMOTE tasks, which were set during the periods of closure due to COVID, to work on from home, here; whilst originally intended for use throughout 2021, these tasks remain valid and useful to accompany current work of students across the Academy. Completed work may be submitted via TEAMS; page 16 of the ‘Student ‘Quick Start’ guide provides pictorial guidance on how to do this (it is relatively straightforward – click on the Assignment set, then click on the button labelled ‘Add Work’, then click the ‘Turn In’ button – this enables the upload and submission of work for feedback from the teacher.)
The benefit of students submitting work in this way of course, is that it records the submission to their teachers; teachers can also give individual feedback via the same platform; and evidence can be gained for any future assessment.
There are also a number of external organisations and websites offering free online-learning opportunities, for students working from home, 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
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 [email protected] and password stagedoor
National Theatre – subscribe (free) to their YouTube channel to access a wealth of live productions and videos
‘Beyond’ (Twinkl) – 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 too!)
Maths Watch (via Wonde)
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