Remote Live Sessions

During this unprecedented situation of a worldwide pandemic, many aspects of usual life have changed. As we are now in the next phase of our online provision, we have chosen to explore a more interactive platform to facilitate greater online communication between staff and students. This provision will be though the use of Microsoft Teams, to deliver live lessons where you can engage with your class teacher and peers. We feel this is important, particularly with the challenges faced in the provision of safe in-school teaching during this current period. Teams is already part of our Office 365 package and you will be able to log-on through the website/app as you normally would to access ClassCharts, it is the same username and password.

As this is a new way of learning for both our staff and you there will be some challenges. Our basic expectation is that we expect you to ‘attend’ in accordance with your timetable or at a time that suits the home circumstance. This means engaging with Teams and ClassCharts on a daily basis. For those with barriers to IT, we expect full engagement with hard copy work that has been sent home.

The lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams and your classes have all been set up for you and are ready to use. I attach a guidance document to help you access the lessons via Microsoft Teams as well as a document on instructions and expectations for your conduct during the session. Please read the documents attached carefully prior to the first session.

You can find a guidance document in the ‘Students’ section of the school website to help you access the session via Microsoft Teams as well as a document on instructions and expectations for student conduct during the session. Sessions will be timetabled and you will be clearly informed in advance of when the sessions will take place. All sessions will be recorded and recordings stored in line with our data retention policy.

During the sessions, you are expected to adhere to the school’s usual behaviour code. This includes being professional, speaking politely and respecting other members of the school community. Your use of Teams during periods of school closure is governed by the school’s Online Safety policy, details of which are available on the school website.

You should be aware that all messages you leave on the chat function can be seen by their classmates, teachers and parents. If you post anything irrelevant or inappropriate, you will be barred from joining further sessions. You must disable your camera facility. Microphones should be muted unless you are directly asked to contribute by me.

Mr J Datta


Documents:

Teams guide Students with Mobile App
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Microsoft Teams – Guidance and Expectations for Live Lessons for Students
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