To ensure all students can access the full curriculum in all circumstances we will be utilising Google Classroom to share resources and communicate with parents and students about classwork and homework. Subject teachers have created Google Classrooms for all subjects and all students have been invited to join. Furthermore, students have received training in how to use Google Classroom and Google Meet during their wellbeing sessions or through their ICT lessons. There are also some helpful videos below.

In addition, we have created The SCWA Remote Learning Guide For Families (click adjacent image). In this document you will have access to:

  • Instructions for students learning remotely
  • How to use Google Classroom and other Google Apps
  • How to create your child’s ‘classroom at home’
  • The importance of reading at home
  • Free Digital Learning websites that may support online learning.
  • Top Tips for maintaining a healthy mind
  • Working on Oracy- to support your child’s learning

Remote Learning Key Facts

To ensure students can access the full curriculum in all circumstances SCWA will be utilising Google

Classroom this academic year.  Below highlights how Google classroom will be utilised to support your child’s learning.

  • Teachers will upload all lessons onto the Google Classroom at the beginning of each day so students that are self-isolating can follow their normal time table.
  • All subjects will set homework tasks in Google Classroom.
  • If a teacher is self-isolating then they will deliver ‘live lessons’ to their on-site class through Google Classroom
  • If school is partially or fully closes due to COVID-19 then teachers will deliver ‘live lessons’ via Google Classroom to students who are learning remotely.  It is expected that students follow their normal  time table.
  • All ‘live lessons’ will be recorded and uploaded on to the Google Classroom.  This will assist any  students who have a shared computer at home.
  • Pre-recorded lessons will be uploaded on to Google Classroom when delivering ‘live lessons’ is not possible.
  • As parents/careers you are unable to access your child’s Google Classroom.  You can however receive a Guardian email summary which outlines:
    • Missing work
    • Upcoming work deadlines
    • Teacher announcements
    • Assignments posted by teachers
Top Tips for using Google Classroom

Google Classrooms have been created for every subject and all students have been invited to join by their subject teachers.  

Frequently Asked Questions
by parents/carers regarding independent online learning

Why isn’t there a google classroom for my child?

Google classrooms have been created for every subject and all students have been invited to join by their subject teachers (via email and/or by class code).  All students have received google classroom training through wellbeing or via their ICT lessons.  Should your child still not be a member in one of their subjects google classroom then click on the remote learning link for child’s year group.  All google classroom codes are listed there.

How do I access Google classroom as a parent/carer?

Parents/Careers do not have a login to be able to access their child’s google classroom.  We recommend sitting down with your child and walking through their ‘Classroom’ with them to discuss their learning, their upcoming assignments, classwork and any notifications from teachers. To access the Google Apps on a web browser, go to google.co.uk and then your child will need to sign in using their school login details. It is also recommended that your child downloads the free Google Apps onto their mobile device too via the App Store/Play Store.

Although you cannot join your child’s google classrooms you can receive a daily or weekly guardian email summary.  Guardian email summaries include:

  • Missing work – worked not turned in when the summary was sent
  • Upcoming work – work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
  • Class activity – announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.

(Note:  Guardians who sign up for email summaries cannot see the Stream, Classwork, People or Grades pages in Classroom)

If you wish to receive a guardian email summary then please email your child’s subject teachers who will send you an invitation.  You will then have the option of receiving daily or weekly summaries.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

My child has forgotten their password. What should I do?

Parents should email  passwordreset@scwa.org.uk and ask for their child’s password to be reset.  Please ensure you use the email address you have provided the school with when making this request.

What structure should there be to the learning if my child is self-isolating?

Staff are setting work on the days that they would have each class, so your child should be aiming to follow their daily timetable of lessons, logging into the google classrooms for that day and completing the tasks/assignments set.  All lesson resources and homework tasks can be found on the classwork page within each google classroom from the beginning of the day.

What structure should there be to the learning if my child is learning remotely due to partial or full closure of the academy due to COVID-19?

Students who are learning remotely (from home) should aim to follow their normal daily time table.  Staff will deliver ‘live lessons’ and wellbeing sessions via Google Meet – the link to join is located at the top of the Stream page.  When delivering live lessons is not possible students will be set pre-recorded lessons to engage with.  Lesson resources and homework assignments will be uploaded on to the Classwork page at the beginning of the day.  It is expected that students attend all lessons, comply with work deadlines and complete work to the best of their ability.

Can my child access the lesson after it has occurred live?

All ‘live lessons’ will be recorded and uploaded on to the subjects google classroom at the end of the day.  Students will be able to find the ‘live lessons’ along with resources and tasks set on the Classwork page in the google classroom. 

What if my child doesn’t understand the work that they should be doing?

During a google meet students can pose questions in the ‘Chat with me tab’.  

When completing tasks within the google classroom students can write a comment to the teacher.  Alternately, they can email their subject teacher directly.  All teachers’ email addresses can be found on the SCWA website.

What do I do if my child finishes work set in a day too early?

Teachers will be setting work in line with a normal school day therefore if your child finishes their work early, then please ask them to check it and show it to you.  Is there any more that can be added?

If they have finished, then your child can refer to the knowledge organisers that have been produced by every subject for all students in year 7 to 13.  These have been uploaded into subjects google classrooms and can also be found on the SCWA website.  Students can use the knowledge organisers as a revision tool to build up their knowledge and confidence.  Low stakes tests will continue to take place remotely which will be based on the content covered within the knowledge organisers. This strategy helps best prepare your son/daughter for the level of recall needed to be successful at GCSE and A-level.  

Additional learning resources can also be found within the ‘Family Guide For Remote Learning

What if my child is feeling overwhelmed with too much work to do?

Then they should stop, have a break and come back to it later.  ‘Live Lessons’ will be recorded and uploaded on to the google classroom as will any pre-recorded lessons therefore they can be accessed at a later date.

Parents should inform the school if their child is not to join a ‘live lesson’ and outline the reason why.

I’m not sure who to contact for help?

Contact your child’s teacher if it is a subject/work issue. Contact your child’s Head of School or School Support Officer if it is a well-being issue.  Any queries can be sent to info@scwa.org.uk. and it will be directed to the person who can best help you. 

Contact us 

Please note that this request should be made by a student’s parent/career/  Please ensure you use the email address you have provided the school when making this request.

Pastoral Team

Wellbeing and Pastoral

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy pastoral teams will continue to support students in accessing the curriculum as we all get used to this new way of working.  Below highlights how the School Support Officers (SSOs) will support your child in Remote Learning at each tier.

Tier 0-1

School fully open

SSO’s will support the home school leadership teams in following up with students who are not accessing the google classrooms and/or completing homework/home learning
Tier 2

School open but operating on a rota

SSO’s to monitor the home learning of students in the year groups that are not onsite. This feedback will be shared with home school leadership teams and SSO’s will lead on the communication with parents/carers via telephone/email to ensure that all students are online and/or completing work in line with their timetable.
Tier 3

Partial opening 

onsite provision to vulnerable children, the children of key workers and selected year groups

SSO’s to monitor the home learning of students in the year groups that are not onsite. This feedback will be shared with home school leadership teams and SSO’s will lead on the communication with parents/carers via telephone/email to ensure that all students are online and/or completing work in line with their timetable. 
Tier 4

Closed (lockdown)

onsite provision for priority groups only e.g. key worker children

SSO’s will monitor the home learning of all year groups and follow up with parents/carers where students are not working remotely and following timetable.

At all tiers School Support Officers will report through to Mr Ball (SBL) if there are issues with a student not having a home learning device and/or connectivity. Mr Ball will then work with Miss Lymer to overcome these barriers to learning. This might include home learning packs being sent to students/families.

Parents can contact the SSO’s by calling the school number 0208 850 7678 and requesting to speak to the following:

  • Ashdown – Carolyn Dougan or Lisa Ashley
  • Delamere – Eileen Norton or Lianne Bigwood
  • Sherwood – Elaine Sullivan or Linda Evans

The best option is to email the following sso@scwa.org.uk, this will send an email to all of the school SSO’s

All students are required to follow their normal school timetable whilst working remotely. Any student who does not follow their normal school timetable will fall behind with their education and this will be reflected when they return to the academy and sit assessments. 

SEND Team

SEN students will be supported by the symphony team during remote learning periods.  The point of contact is Hannah Loughlin, SENDCO, hannah.loughlin@scwa.org.uk.  The SENDCO will direct learning support assistants to support students, teachers and parents with differentiating work and completion of work.  The symphony team will also support students emotionally and mentally should they require it during periods of isolation.  If emotional support is needed please email support@scwa.org.uk where one of the inclusion team will pick up the email and contact home directly.

Additional Information 

As part of our ongoing drive to take learning outside of the classroom we have created a friendly guide to a series of websites that you could use independently to strengthen your subject knowledge. The resources are aimed at students starting from Key Stage 3 all the way through to A Level.

PSHE Programme

PSHE & RSE REMOTE LEARNING

Whilst learning remotely, students will be able to access Personal, Social, Health and Economic wellbeing education as well as Relationships and Sex Education through live video lessons delivered by their form tutors. Students will receive a weekly assembly on Mondays, led by the Senior Leadership and Student Leadership team. They will work on their literacy skills on Tuesdays, and will access PSHE lessons focused on topics such as Careers, Mental Health, Healthy Living, Healthy Relationships and Life Skills. Should you have any questions about the PSHE and RSE Programme for our SCWA students, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Y Gullan, Assistant Principal in charge of Personal Development via email: yessica.gullan@scwa.org.uk

Students will be expected to log into their Tutor Google Classroom at 8:30 am, Monday to Friday, for 30 minutes. The schedule will be as follows:

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
Assembly Literacy PSHE PSHE

PSHE/ Notices