Learning from Home, A Guide for families

Please use this as a guide to supporting your son/daughter if they are required to learn from home.

Level 1 

Individual students at working at home for a Covid related reasons

Eg: isolation whilst awaiting a test/test result but otherwise fit and well and able to learn from home

  1. Check on Go4Schools and make sure that all outstanding homework and other tasks have been fully completed. Make sure you check every day.
  2. You will be contacted by school and given an access code for a Google Classroom (please call school on 01509 602156) if you do not receive your code. This Google Classroom is specific to your year group and contains appropriate work to support your learning at home. Post 16 students should email their teachers directly for work.
  3. All students have access to the pastoral Google Classrooms. There are lots of activities in here including ones that can support your wellbeing. Check your emails for a code from your Phase Manager.

Teachers are available to help you so you can email them but please remember they may have a busy day of teaching and not be able to reply immediately.  If you do not have access to ICT equipment at home then please call school and we will try to help.

Level 2

Partial year group working from home

Eg: Iveshead has a positive test confirmed in your child’s year and some students are asked to isolate for 14 days but are fit and well and able to learn from home

All subjects have plans in place for setting work when partial year groups are working from home. 

  1. Check on Go4Schools as your class teachers will make sure that appropriate work is set there.  This may include a code to a Google Classroom.  Where possible you should aim to complete the work during the normal lesson times.
  2. All students have access to the pastoral Google Classrooms. There are lots of activities in here including ones that can support your wellbeing. Check your emails for a code from your Phase Manager.

Teachers are available to help you so you can email them but please remember they may have a busy day of teaching and not be able to reply immediately.  If you do not have access to ICT equipment at home then please call school and we will try to help but we only have limited resources.

Level 3

Whole year group working from home

Eg: Iveshead has had a positive test confirmed and everyone in your child’s year has been asked to isolate for 14 days but are fit and well and able to learn from home

  1. Start by checking Go4Schools as your class teachers will make sure that appropriate work is set there.  This may include a code to a Google Classroom.  Where possible, you should aim to complete the work during normal lesson times.
  2. All students have access to the pastoral Google Classrooms. There are lots of activities in here including ones that can support your wellbeing. Check your emails for a code from your Phase Manager.

Teachers are available to help you so you can email them but please remember they will have other lessons to teach and not be able to reply immediately.  If you do not have access to ICT equipment at home then please call school and we will try to help but we only have limited resources.

Frequently asked questions

I don’t understand, what work should my son/daughter be doing?

Please get in touch with your Phase Manager or Reception and we can help. The info@ivesheadschool.org email can be used if you need help.

I can’t log in to Go4schools

  • If you call us, we will try to help
  • Often you can fix problems yourself by:
    • Switching your device off and on again
    • Re-setting your password (Parents click here, students click here)
    • Logging in to the full website instead of the phone app

What happens if school is closed to all years?

If this happens we will contact families via WEDUC and explain how learning will continue during the period of closure.  We will always use Go4Schools as the starting point for every lesson.

I am an essential worker – will school stay open to help me?

If your son/daughter has to isolate then they are not able to come in to school. In the event of a school closure then we will contact families via WEDUC to explain how our in-school provision will operate.

We don’t have access to a computer at home

Please call us and we will try to help if we can.

What do I do if I don’t understand the work that has been set?

  • Take time to read the instructions carefully (perhaps ask someone else to read them with you)
  • You can email your teachers but they may be busy so a reply might not be immediate
  • If you are really stuck, move on and try something else

My son/daughter is poorly and not able to be learning from home

That’s fine – do what you can, when you can