Live Lessons for years 10 and 12

Posted on: 18th June 2020

18 June 2020

Dear parents/carers,

From Monday 22nd June we are going to be rolling out live lessons using Microsoft Teams. We are hoping to have an hour lesson every week per subject, the lesson will be conducted by the regular class teacher.

We appreciate there are going to be lots of questions and some concerns. So, we’re writing this week to update, answer some questions and give you the opportunity to contact us with any questions.

Students attending the face-to-face sessions this week will have an introduction to using Teams and will have a takeaway work pack to support them. For the students who aren’t able to attend the face to face sessions, our team will deliver the work packs on the morning of 22nd June.

Teams is very much like any other video platform but it integrates well with already existing student accounts and it’s easy to access. Microsoft has done an excellent video here: https://bit.ly/3e5nJK7

We are also mindful that teaching and learning online with larges classes will be a learning curve for all of us, so we’ve developed some friendly guidance and expectations that will help us all. I’ve attached this document, it’s called Live lesson expectations.

I know that there will be lots of questions about signing in, devices, bandwidth and safety – this excellent article from Microsoft will offer some reassurances https://bit.ly/2N5v7Jj. If you still have questions, please drop us a private message on Facebook or email [email protected] and we’ll try and answer.

Following the year 10 launch, our plan will be to roll this out to year 12 during the week commencing 29th June and hopefully start to offer some lessons to other groups before the end of the academic year. In the meantime, all year groups will continue to be taught remotely so please encourage students to keep picking work up via the VLE. Our provision for children of key workers and vulnerable children remain unchanged.

We very much appreciate all of the support and encouragement that you have given us as we try and bring things back to a version of normal.

Mrs L Wilkes
Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning
Ormiston NEW Academy

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