Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Working from Home

In the current climate, it is likely that students may need to work from home for a period of time in the coming months. The information on this page is designed to support your child's home learning and guide them in their weekly work.

Remote Learning Overview

My child's bubble has been sent home- how do they access work?

In the event of a year group (bubble) being sent home to self-isolate, the Academy will set live/recorded lessons as per a reduced hours timetable below. Subjects taught each day will mirror each child's normal timetable.

8:40 – 9:10

Period 1

9:30 – 10:00

Period 2

10:15 – 10:30

Mentor time  (Years 7, 9 & 11)

10:45 - 11:00

Mentor time  (Years 8 & 10)

11:20 – 11:50

Period 3

12:10 – 12:40

Period 4 (Years 7, 9 & 11)

13:00 – 13:30

Period 4 (Years 8 & 10)

13:50 – 14:20

Period 5

14:40 – 15:10

Period 6


All lessons and further work set will be accessed via Teams in this scenario. Students have been shown how to access their Teams accounts in the Academy, and you can see a step by step guide on how to access the platform by clicking on the below link.

Accessing & Using Microsoft Teams

Online Lessons Behaviour Code of Conduct

Guidance for using Webcams on MS Teams

My child is self-isolating independently from their bubble- how do they access work?

Each year group can access their work checklist for the half term in the below links. Checklists are broken down by weeks to guide students in what work they should be completing to provide continuity from lessons in the Academy. Within the checklist are links to relevant websites, and instructions on where other resources can be found.

Teachers will make lesson materials available on Teams where appropriate, however, please be aware that there may be slight delays in these being uploaded from the day they are taught.


Students should continue to check Teams for homework set by their teacher during self-isolation. Students will be expected to complete these tasks in addition to other work set, and submit this in the format requested by the given deadlines.


Many of the checklists utilise a blended learning platform, GCSEPod, which was launched to all of our students last year. This is one of the most highly rated blended learning platforms available and will continue to be a fundamental revision tool whether your child needs to self-isolate or not.  Students will need to activate their accounts in a very simple process outlined below, as well as a link to the student quick start guide.

How to activate your GCSE Pod account:

  1. Go to and click “Login” in the top right-hand corner
  2. Click “New here? Get started.”
  3. Select “Student”
  4. Enter your child’s name, date of birth and the school name.
  5. Create a username, password, and a password hint to help them remember the password.

Student Quick Start Guide

Autumn Term 2 Checkilsts

Autumn Term 1 Checklists