Students working at home

Remote Learning

As of Monday 8th March Year 10-13 will be back in school, students in Years 7-9 with continue with remote education but are back in school on Friday 12th March.

For Years 7-9 our provision is that the majority of lessons will be live (please see below for what lessons could look like). The lessons are accessed through Microsoft Teams, on RM Unify (the SMHW login help document below will help students get onto SMHW). Please ask students to be patient and wait for their teacher as there will be movement around the school site and teachers will need some time to set up for their remote lesson.

If a student in Y10-13 is shielding or isolating please see the associated page for their year group.

Please contact Mr Hannan on if you need any support with accessing the work e.g. if your child needs to borrow a laptop.

During this stressful time, we will not be setting homework, especially for KS3. 

Every day students should be:

  • logging onto RM Unify to check: Email, Teams and Show My Homework
  • logging onto the lessons on time (see the video below on how to get onto a Teams lesson)
  • exhibit positive learning behaviours and following instructions
  • contact their teacher if they are unsure about anything (should be done via their school email account, SMHW or Teams)
  • attend the tutor session once a week, this will be communicated to students by their tutor.

What will the learning look like?

Reflect the learning that would happen in school, it is important to recognise that lessons vary greatly depending on the teacher, subject and topic being taught. 
The online lessons could be:

  • made up of many smaller tasks
  • introduced by the teacher and then students work independently, the teacher will still be online during the lesson to support anyone that is stuck or needs help
  • could be more teacher-led depending on the topic taught
  • if a teacher is absent, tasks will be set on SMHW (and announced on SMHW).

Length of lessons - Lessons will be 50 minutes, this will give students the opportunity to upload any work, review anything they're unsure of, and to give them a break from the screen between lessons.

Show My Homework

Please refer to SMHW for any homework or tasks that are set. If you are struggling to login please use this document.

SHMW Login Help

Microsoft Teams - finding your lessons

Microsoft Teams - Review recordings and accessing Files

Microsoft Teams - How to use Class Notebook

Login Support

If you have any technical issues with the online resources then please refer to these email boxes

SAM Learning issues:
Active Learn issues:
SMHW issues:
Maths Watch issues:

BBC Bitesize

The BBC once again are offering educational television to support students during lockdown.

BBC bitesize lockdown

How to access?

Online - learning resources for children of all ages can be found on the BBC Bitesize website.
TV - Programmes for secondary school pupils will be on BBC Two, between 13:00 and 15:00.
Red Button - the Bitesize Daily lessons will also be shown on the Red Button service on TV.
iPlayer - all episodes will be available on catch-up, via iPlayer.

Physical and Mental Well-being Activities

To supplement the lesson work it is important to supplement the student's day with physical activities and other activities to look after their mental/physical health. Please encourage them to use these resources.

Physical Health Activities

PE directed document with links and details of how to keep fit!


Mental Health Activities

Calendar action for happiness

30 day Lego challenge

Wellbeing student activity

Top tips for positivity and dealing with anxiety

Supporting your mental health while working from home

Home health and wellbeing links and tips

ChatHealth Messaging Service - Contact School Nurse (Parents)

ChatHealth Messaging Service - Contact School Nurse (Students)

Home working and well-being resources and links


Staying Safe Online
Internet Matters Guide - Managing children screen time
Online Safety and Remote Learning

Independent Learning/Projects

As a school we are taking a blended approach to students learning, supporting those in school and those isolating at home. Supporting students at home can be particularly challenging and should they finish any work early they can start on some independent work to improve their understanding of a subject.

Here is a guide for students to create their own project, we appreciate that students may have seen something on TV or through their home learning that has piqued their interest; encouraging your children to explore this further is the perfect independent task, this guide helps to structure their research "Universal Project Guide".

Extra resources to support Learning
KS3 - CVHS Takeaway Menus
Resources for English, Maths, Science
Resources/websites for all subjects at all abilities
Link to free audio books through Audible