What online platforms is Michaela using?
Lessons are taking place on Zoom and homework submission and feedback is happening via Google classroom. Zoom lesson links are posted on Google classroom up to ten minutes before the beginning of lessons. If your child has lost their Google classroom or Zoom login, please contact email@example.com.
How is Michaela continuing lessons online?
Pupils in Year 7-11 are receiving two hours of zoom lessons per subject per week. These are live lessons with their teacher in which they have the opportunity to engage with the teacher and ask questions about the content. Students in Years 12 and 13 are receiving between four and six hours of lessons per subject per week. All pupils have received their lesson timetables on Google classroom.
Is my child being set homework?
For every zoom lesson, every pupil at Michaela is set a minimum of one hour of homework to complete that night. There is an extension task at the end of each homework and unlimited extension tasks to be completed at the weekend.
Will my child receive feedback on their work?
Yes, teachers comment and give feedback on every piece homework that is submitted online. Pupils who excel in their online work receive stars and postcards!
What can I do as a parent to support my child with their online work?
As a parent, you can support your child by making sure they attend all online lessons, submit all homework and by encouraging them to complete extension tasks. This is also an excellent opportunity for your child to spend more time reading. Reading is the most effective way of boosting your child’s prospects at school, particularly in their GCSEs.
What do I do if I am having internet or technical issues?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the issue you are having and your child’s form tutor or Head of Year will be in touch if we can help.
How can my child contact teachers about their work?
Pupils can send private messages to teachers via Google classroom if they are having difficulties with their homework.
Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as if they were in school?
Yes. We are teaching the same curriculum in all subjects.