Virtual Learning Resources
We want you to be able to access all the support you need while studying from home. This page explains how we will make available to you the resources you need.
All pupils now have access to Microsoft Teams. You will find your classes, subjects or year groups are already allocated in MS Teams when you log on. You can download MS Teams onto your devices at home and your mobile for free.
How to access Microsoft Teams
View or download a guide on how to access email, OneDrive, Teams and other Office 365 apps.
How to upload work (from desktop)
How to upload work (from mobile)
Please do remember our etiquette for remote learning and how we interact to support one another.
New timetables - from 20th April 2020
For the summer term we have created new, simpler timetables to make studying from home easier and reduce pressure on families. These new timetables start on Monday 20th April.
Please note, the new arrangements for Year 11 are slightly different for different subjects. This depends on whether or not there is a coursework element in that subject. But, in general, we are now setting Year 11 work that will reflect the subjects you want to study in Year 12 (either at HABS or elsewhere). This is to enable you to make the best possible use of this time to get a head start next year. The Year 11 document (downloadable above) has full details.
The arrangements for Year 13 focus on helping you complete coursework (where necessary) and plan your next steps. The Year 13 document (downloadable above) has full details.
Need help accessing resources? Guidance for parents
All our students know how to access virtual learning - where and how to sign in. The guides below are designed to explain to parents how students access virtual learning.
- Years 7-9 (guidance for parents)
- Year 10 (guidance for parents)
- Year 11 (guidance for parents)
- Years 12 (guidance for parents)
- Years 13 (guidance for parents)
If you or your child are struggling with accessing resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you asap. If your child needs further help with their work please email email@example.com and state the teacher/lesson you require help from, and your query. This will then be forwarded to the teacher who will respond to you as soon as possible.
Planning your time
Creating a schedule is important. Having a structure will help you stay focused on your education and provide structure for your household too.
However, we are very aware that our suggested schedules may not work for every household. Please feel free to create a different schedule that works for your family. In fact, creating a schedule together can be very motivating and empowering. It also allows you to plan in any activities that are specific to your household, such as looking after younger siblings or helping to prepare food.
Please be realistic with your planning, and remember that this is an unprecedented situation. Please plan what works best for you and your family whilst giving your son or daughter the best opportunity to continue their education.