Year 10 Remote Learning

On this page you will find remote learning guides for parents, carers and students to support students working from home.  We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the subjects being studied by our year 10 students, a link to the topics that they will be covering each term and the online platforms that will be used as part of our remote education provision.  A copy of recent curriculum related home-school communications, as emailed to parents/carers, is also available.

Remote Education Provision

25th January 2021

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to parents, carers and students about learning remotely if local or national restrictions require entire cohorts or bubbles to remain at home.

How can students access remote education?

Each day, students will be able access all class work remotely in Google Classroom. Students follow their normal timetable and log into Google Classroom at the beginning of each lesson.  Teachers will generate and share links for accessing live lessons with students/classes in Google Classroom.

At Weatherhead High School, we use the following online platforms:
● Google Classroom (Google Suites)
● The Oak National Academy
● HegartyMaths
● The EverLearner
● SAM Learning
● PiXL
● Kerboodle
● LanguageNut
● Seneca Learning
● BBC Bitesize
These are our main platforms but this list is not exhaustive. Further information on our online platforms can be accessed by clicking here.

What type of work will be set?

Teachers will set the same topic and work linked to what is being delivered in school. Video clips from websites such as The National Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize may also be used to support students with their learning. For some subjects, students will be signposted to other online platforms, such as: HegartyMaths, The EverLearner and Languagenut. 

How will work be assessed?

Tasks completed by students will be assessed in a number of ways:
● Some work will be completed directly in Google Classroom and teachers will be able to see and produce feedback on this work online.
● Teachers may ask students to upload files or photos to Google Classroom, and it will be marked and returned to students.
● Work completed through online platforms such as HegartyMaths and The EverLearner will be automatically assessed and teachers may also provide individual or whole class feedback on this work.
● Assessments and tests are set in Google Classroom following the School’s Assessment Calendar.
Given the nature of the tasks, the type of feedback teachers can provide may not take the same format as marking an exercise book. Teachers are encouraged to ensure, when they set assessed work, that it is designed in such a way that meaningful feedback may be provided.

Subjects, Curriculum and Learning Platforms

Art & Design

Approximately 3 hours per week

Business Studies

Approximately 3 hours per week

Childcare

Approximately 3 hours per week

Dance

Approximately 3 hours per week

Design Technology

Approximately 3 hours per week

Drama

Approximately 3 hours per week

Food

Approximately 3 hours per week

Geography

Approximately 3 hours per week

Health and Social Care

Approximately 3 hours per week

Mathematics

Approximately 5 hours per week

Media

Approximately 3 hours per week

Music

Approximately 3 hours per week

Sociology

Approximately 3 hours per week

Textiles

Approximately 3 hours per week

Home-School Communication

Wednesday 10th February 2021 - Virtual Year 10 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 25th February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you and family remain safe and well. Please find outlined in this email information about Parents’ Evening for Year 10.

Virtual Year 10 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 25th February 2021

I would like to invite you to attend our Virtual Parents’ Evening on Thursday 25th February. In the current climate, many schools have made the decision to cancel Parents’ Evenings. After a turbulent 11 months, many of our Year 10 students are working incredibly hard and we feel this point of communication between teachers and parents is crucial in ensuring the overall wellbeing and academic progress of our students is maintained. This important evening will provide you with an opportunity to discuss academic progress and engagement with remote education.

In order to ensure that we are able to run a Parents’ Evening, the school has introduced a new online system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers. Following this, on the evening itself, you will need to log into the system again and all of the appointments will be conducted virtually. No additional app is required; you will need a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Appointments can be made from today up until Tuesday 23rd February 2021. Teaching staff will be available for appointments in 4 minute blocks from 4.30 pm until 7.30 pm, you can choose when you would like your appointments to suit your own availability.

Prior to the evening:

  • Please visit https://weatherheadhigh.schoolcloud.co.uk to book your appointments.

  • This link will also be on our school website weatherheadhigh.co.uk

  • Enter your title, first name and surname followed by an email address.

  • The students’ first name, surname and date of birth will need to be entered too.

  • Follow the on screen instructions and click on the ‘Year 10 Parents’ Evening’ to make the appointments.

On the evening:

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact Mrs G. Jones by phoning school on 0151 631 4400 who will be happy to create appointments on your behalf and arrange for telephone calls to be made.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend Year 10 students for the commitment they have shown to their learning during this challenging term. Please note that the school finishes for half-term on Friday and it is important that students have a well-earned rest from their learning and a break away from their screens to support their wellbeing. Teachers will not set any remote learning during half-term. 

If you have any questions regarding Parents’ Evening or any aspect of the curriculum, please contact me at the email address below:

curriculum@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

Many thanks,

Mrs N. Rogers

Deputy Headteacher

Monday 1st February 2021 - Remote Learning Update

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your family remain safe and well. 

For the next two weeks, Year 10 students will be given internal half-term assessments to complete remotely in their GCSE and BTEC subjects. The assessments and instructions regarding how to complete the assessments will be uploaded into Google Classroom by subject teachers, who will also guide students through the process. These assessments will play an important part in teachers’ on-going assessment of their students’ progress. Therefore, it is vital that students complete their subject assessments. 

Also, this week, students are invited to join a live form period with their Form Tutor. This is taking place on Wednesday 3rd February at 9.50. Information regarding how students should join the lesson will be posted in Google Classroom.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the way in which Year 10 students have approached their remote learning.  I know that students are enjoying their live lessons and teachers are pleased with students’ enthusiasm for learning. Please be assured that the school is continuing to monitor student engagement with remote learning and we will contact you if there are any concerns and offer support to our students.

If you have any questions regarding remote learning, please do not hesitate to contact me at following email: 

curriculum@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

My thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Rogers

Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum

Friday 15th January 2021 - Remote Learning Update

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I would like to commend Year 10 students for their engagement in remote learning and live lessons since the new lockdown was introduced at the beginning of this month. Teachers have  enjoyed having face to face interactions with Year 10 this week.  I appreciate that this is a worrying and unsettling time for both students and parents/carers. Please be reassured that the school is committed to providing the best remote learning to enable students to succeed in their KS4 courses. 

Please be assured that the school is monitoring students’ engagement with their remote learning and we will contact you if there are any concerns and offer support to our students. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at the email address below:

curriculum@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

My thanks for your continued support. 

Mrs Rogers

Deputy Headteacher

Friday 6th November 2020 - Parent/Carer and Student Guides for Remote Learning

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your family are well. Please find attached a guide to remote learning for parents and carers and information to assist students when they need to engage in remote learning.

I will continue to update you regarding changes to the way remote learning is delivered, as and when necessary.

Please note, the week commencing 16th November, Year 10 students will receive progress and effort grades for their GCSE and BTEC courses.

Please be reassured that we are continuing to ensure that all students receive the best possible curriculum at Weatherhead and that the quality of education is not compromised during the pandemic.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Rogers
Deputy Headteacher