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Virtual school

From Monday 23 March, until further notice, Bedlington Academy is operating virtually, to minimise disruption to students' education as much as possible during this difficult and unprecedented time. We are therefore providing students with work to complete at home, and we expect all students to follow a simplified version of their usual timetable.

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Time 

Years 7 and 8 

 

Years 9 and 10 

Sixth Form 

08:50-09:00 

Registration: Log in and check email, prepare for the day 

09:00-10:00 

Maths 

Maths 

Follow usual timetable  

10:00-11:00 

English 

English 

 

11:11-11:15  

Break 

11:15-12:15 

Science 

Science 

Follow usual timetable 

12:15-12:55 

Lunch 

12:55-1:00 

Log in and check email, prepare for afternoon learning. 

1:00-2:00 

Follow timetable of other subjects: 

 

Monday  

Tuesday  

Wednesday  

Thursday  

Friday 

Geography  

History 

Geography 

History  

Spanish 

Option A  

Option B  

Option C  

Option A  

Option B 

Follow usual timetable 

 

2:00-3:00 

Follow timetable of other subjects: 

 

Monday  

Tuesday  

Wednesday  

Thursday  

Friday 

Technology 

Art 

RE 

Technology / IT 

PE 

Option C  

Option A  

Option B  

Option C  

Option A 

Follow usual timetable 

 

In pack students received, there are resources to support your child's learning in each subject. As well as the resources in the pack, work will be sent out on our Student POD and on online platforms such as Seneca Learning and Hegarty Maths.

For students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, we have also provided a blank exercise book and stationery pack for each student to ensure they can complete work neatly as they would in school.

Students - what you should do if you are working from home:

  • Log on to your school email at least twice a day, at 08:50am and 12:55pm, to check for messages from teachers and make sure you understand what work you need to complete. You can do this by clicking the ‘Student POD’ link at the top of our webpage www.bedlingtonacademy.co.uk 

  • Follow the timetable above, sticking as far as possible to the times specified. 

  • Complete all work to the best of your ability and as neatly as possible. Use the exercise book provided where appropriate. 

  • Communicate with teachers by school email during school hours if you are not sure what to do. Wherever possible, teachers will respond promptly to queries. Please use this function sensibly.  ALL communication is recorded. 

  • If you have a problem or are concerned about something please email -  student.support@bedlingtonacademy.co.uk  

IT / online learning if you are working at home: 

  • You will need your email address to log into student POD and to Seneca Learning.  

  • Please make a note of your email login and passwords and keep them safe. 

  • If you have any IT queries, you can email  ict.support@bedlingtonacademy.co.uk and someone will aim to respond to you as soon as possible. 

Parents / carers - what you can do if your child is working at home:

  • Provide a quiet space for your child to work in. 

  • Make sure your child follows the timetable outlined above. 

  • Encourage your child to complete all work to the best of their ability and as neatly as possible. 

  • Ask your child about the work they are doing and help them where you can; a great way of doing this is by testing them on what they have learned. 

  • Keep your child’s email login details (attached to this pack) safe and remind them of them where necessary. 

  • If you have any general queries, please contact the school enquiry line on info@bedlingtonacademy.co.uk 

What to do if your child is ill:

  • If your child in unable to attend school because they are unwell or because they are self-isolating because of a family member being unwell, please report this as usual to school. 

  • Please follow NHS guidance in relation to Coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

We understand that this is a difficult and worrying time, and we aim to keep parents and students updated and informed regularly in relation to what is happening with school. Please check our website for further updates.

Office 365

Our online learning platform is provided via Office 365; through this account your child can access email, electronic resources shared directly with them and POD where students are able to access additional resources and curriculum plans.  Via this platform, staff can set and receive work and communicate directly with classes and individuals. 

Devices which can be used to access these resources include X-box and PlayStation as well as mobile devices, laptops etc. 

 If you experience problems with this, then please use the “reset password” instructions or contact school at ict.support@bedlingtonacademy.co.uk  

To log in: 

  • Visit the school website and click on Office 365 in the top right hand corner (www.bedlingtonacademy.co.uk

  • Username – your child’s email address 

  • Password – your child’s password 

We would also encourage students to download the following free apps if they have not already done so:   

  • OneDrive 

  • Outlook -email 

  • Word 

  • PowerPoint 

  • OneNote 

  • Excel 

Once downloaded, log in to the app using your Office 365 details. 

The following link will give you more information about Office 365: 

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/office-365-basics-video-training-396b8d9e-e118-42d0-8a0d-87d1f2f055fb 

Updates

Please visit our website for regular updates – www.bedlingtonacademy.co.uk  

Instagram

Follow our Instagram page 'Bedlington Academy Together'. Here we are posting well-being activities for students to take part in during this difficult time.
www.instagram.com/bedlingtonacademytogether/