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Online learning expectations when using Microsoft Teams

 

Dear Parents/Carers

As a school we have started to develop our use of Microsoft Teams to deliver subject clinics to allow students to keep in contact with staff and ask questions using the different subject channels. Class teams have also been setup to allow students to access resources for classes on their timetable shared by their teachers.

Additionally, we have also started to deliver live video sessions over teams where pupils will have a subject specific session focussing on a key area of learning or knowledge. When a bubble are required to work at home these sessions are compulsory and should be attended by all students in the bubble (Students will be sent an invite to the ‘live’ sessions through teams).

Clearly the use of Microsoft Teams requires students to work in a different way than normal and allows pupils to develop their learning both in school and at home. With this is mind can I ask that you encourage your child to download the Microsoft Teams App to their phone. The App is free to download on either Apple or Android devices. We intend to continue to develop our use of Microsoft Teams going forward and important notifications will be sent over teams throughout the year to support students learning in all subjects. We strongly encourage students to regularly use teams throughout the academic year to access resources at home to support classroom based learning.

Finally, please find below a link to the online learning expectations for students when using Microsoft Teams. It is important that your child understands that this is a learning platform and their behaviour when using this tool should always be of the highest standard.

Online learning expectations - November 2020

Can I conclude by thanking you for your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Carter
Executive Headteacher