The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Learning & Education

Home Learning Resources

The Ridgeway School will be using Microsoft OneNote platform as their VLE to help support students with their learning. These resources will be available if students are absent for any reason or as a result of partial/full closure of school as directed by the government.

Whilst any partial or full closure of the school will no doubt cause a significant disruption to you and your family, we are keen to ensure that the negative impact on your child's education is minimised during this period. To this end, staff at The Ridgeway School will be uploading their lessons and resources to be available online, through the student portal, and the Microsoft Onenote platforms.

How will work be made available?

The links to the specific lessons and learning materials can be found via the student portal or by clicking the relevant link below. Students will need to follow a link to OneNote (Microsoft application accessed through the web).

Years 7,8,9 will be using a year group notebook with subjects specific work under each tab and pages.

Years 10,11,12,13 will be using class specific notebooks which has increased functionality. Students can log on to their class notebook by clicking on the link below and watching the video showing how to access them from the student portal. If you have any problems logging on, please email ITsupport@ridgewayschool.com.

OneNote provides a robust platform that enables staff to post, documents, presentations and text, as well as video input and specific web links that support student learning. The platform can be accessed via the internet and does not require additional software to be downloaded.

Please see below the links to the different Year Groups resources. Please note that these will only be available through your child's school email and password:

Term 1 - 2020-21Term 2 - 2020-21

Year

Link

Link

7

Year 7 Term 1 VLE

Year 7 Term 2 VLE

8

Year 8 Term 1 VLE

Year 8 Term 2 VLE

9

Year 9 Term 1 VLE

Year 9 Term 2 VLE

Expectations of students

Students will be expected to access the lesson resources and learning activities if absent for any reason or during any partial/full school closure. Typically this will involve them doing 4-5 hours of learning tasks each school day.

If a partial or full closure,We will set school work for students on a day-to-day basis and feedback to emails or work requested.

We strongly recommend that that all students Year 7-13 remain in a normal school day routine. Students should be up and ready to begin school work by 8.45am and work through until 3.00pm - with the normal breaks. Year 11, 12, and 13 students will have a longer, as expected at this point in their schooling. Students are used to working without distraction and for an hour at a time - please maintain these expectations, including their phone not being in the same room as them.

Contacting staff

Students are encouraged to email their subject teacher about the lesson content if they have any problems or questions (contact details can be found on the school website and on the One Note page in the Home tab.) Staff will be available during the normal school hours (8:45-3:45pm) and able to respond to any learning related queries from students. Please be aware that there may be a delay in replying to emails when staff are teaching or due to a high demand and for communications sent outside this time.


If you have any individual concerns or questions which are not subject specific, please email your child's mentor.

Updates and information

Updates regarding learning related matters, closure information and plans for re-opening will be communicated via our website, school comms, and Twitter account.

Our Twitter account is: @schoolRidgeway

We are keen to ensure that all students continue to engage with their learning and encourage you to discuss the work set with your child regularly so that any problems are identified early and addressed.

Yours sincerely,

James Povoas

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