Home Learning Resources

Dear students,

As you are aware, we are responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2021 by moving all of our face-to face classes to an online format.

While this will cause some disruption for you, please be assured that we are committed to making this a smooth transition and the following information and resources are really important in helping you get this done easily and quickly.

Online teaching will use: Microsoft Teams, which is our video conferencing software.

 

Year 11

From Wednesday 6th January Classes will continue according to the normal timetable at their scheduled time (e.g. Thursday at 10:00 a.m.), however these meetings will be virtual, rather than in a classroom.

In the interest of wellbeing lessons will be shorter to allow a break from the screen.

Teachers will be recording attendance for online sessions, and we will contact your parents if we notice that you are not managing to attend the online lessons.

To prepare for these virtual class sessions: Ensure that you can log onto Microsoft Teams.

Work will be set on Microsoft Teams for the remainder of the Remote Learning period.

You will be sent an invitation to join the class by your teacher at the start of the lesson.

If you are having issues with accessing online learning, please contact the school by email SAA@sybilandrewsacdemy.co.uk in the first instance.

Your question will be directed to the individual in the best position to answer the query.

 

Years 7-10

From Wednesday 6th January You will be set work on Microsoft Teams from Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th January.

From Monday 11th January your teaching will be online.

We will send out more details of how your lessons will be structured later this week.

If you are having issues with accessing online learning, please contact the school by email SAA@sybilandrewsacdemy.co.uk in the first instance.

Your question will be directed to the individual in the best position to answer the query.

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this period of time. We cannot stress enough the importance of engaging in this learning during this period. We must continue to fill gaps in your knowledge and understanding after the first lockdown and also acknowledge that engaging in learning will give you a structure to your days and weeks.

 

We know it will not be straightforward but as ever we will do whatever we can to support you. We will be in touch later this week with more detailed information on how to access and use Microsoft Teams for your remote learning. Stay safe and well.

 

 

For guidance on using Microsoft Teams please refer to the guide in the documents section of this page. 

A Youtube video is also avalible here 

 

You may also wish to refer to the National Online Saftey document which has a Remote Education guide for parents.  

 

Teams Guide
 
What is Teams? It is part of the Office 365 suite of applications that Students at Sybil Andrews have access to.
 
How can Students access it? You can access it in a web browser, or, download it as an application on desktops, smartphones/ tablets.
 
What if Students need support? Students have had an Assembly on setting up Teams. If Students are still struggling, they should contact saa@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk 
 
What if Students have forgotten passwords? They can reset passwords by contacting Reception. Subject Teachers cannot reset passwords.
 
Problems with Teams? Try these quick fix tips.
Follow steps below first
Log Out
Uninstall Teams (application or app)
Reboot the device
Reinstall Teams
Re-login to Teams
 
If you continue to having technical issues with Microsoft Teams please contact the school at SAA@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk 
 
Please detail your issue below
Specific description of the issue e.g. cannot login to Teams
Which device you are using Teams on
 
School Email Address
 
The student email address will follow this format
XXX= student username (When your year group started at the school followed by your initial and surname.