Help with accessing Google Classroom

We have had some students and parents asking for help with accessing some of the features of Google Classroom. To help with this we have produced some videos talking through the features of Google Classroom. These can be found on the link below:

Google Classroom Help

 

Y9 Options website release

Dear Year 9 Parents and Carers,

As you will be aware, due to the school closure, we were unable to run the Y9 Options Evening as scheduled. In order to run the Options process remotely this year, we have produced the website below, which holds much of the key information and dates for how the process will run this year. Please can you spend some time checking the website with your son or daughter.

Y9 Options Website 2020

Many thanks

The Roseland Academy

Live Online Lesson Timetable from Monday 27 April

Since the school closure in March, all curriculum delivery has moved to remote learning and this is being provided through our online Google Classroom platforms. For students with no internet access, paper packs of work are being provided.

The majority of work is set by teachers at the start of the week, with a deadline to complete for the end of the week. This allows for flexibility in when students wish to complete their work. We know some of our students then loosely follow their school timetables to help them manage their time, others are preferring to work through tasks in a different order, completing one subject before moving on to another. Both of these approaches are fine. We are adapting the amount of work set to suit working from home. It is important students do not feel overwhelmed by the distance learning and we encourage all students to contact their teachers if they have any questions or concerns.

To supplement our distance learning, we are pleased to release our live online lesson timetable. These sessions will not be delivering extra material, but are an additional opportunity for students to contact their teachers and classmates by coordinating a time to log in at the same time to discuss the ongoing Google classroom work. The precise content of the sessions will be dependent on the subject and year group. It is anticipated there will be question and answer sessions, additional explanations of tasks and some use of live ‘video’ delivery through Google classroom facilities. Students will not be disadvantaged if they are unable to log into the sessions, and the Google classroom work will not be reliant on these sessions.

Students will be contacted directly through their Google classrooms about upcoming sessions, and we would encourage all students to participate where possible.

Below is the timetable for the first two weeks:

A pdf version can be downloaded here

 

Parent & Carer Update on Remote Learning

24 April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We hope you are well, managing to stay safe and your children are not missing school too much! We have had some constructive feedback about the volume of work, the scheduling of when work is set and that students would like to see their teachers (although they probably wouldn’t admit it!). We are working on how to develop these areas and others.

Below are some important updates as we progress through the next period of lockdown.

Remote learning expectations

Please can you support us by reading the expectations document below. The expectations have also been shared with staff and students. As we continue to learn the best ways to engage students in remote learning, it is important we all understand what is expected of everyone involved so that we can communicate effectively and provide the best possible experiences for our young people.

Download remote learning expectations here – Remote learning expectations

‘Live’ sessions with staff

We are currently producing a timetable that will allow students to ‘meet’ teachers using Google Meet within the Google Classroom. These sessions will not be taught lessons to begin with but will be an opportunity for students to ask questions about work and clarify their understanding of how it should be completed. These sessions are not compulsory for all students to join and are there as an extra layer of support for students.

Students have been emailed a Google Meet Code of Conduct form which must be completed before attending a Google Meet.

The timetable for these sessions is available on the school website and has been emailed to students school Google accounts. The links to the meets will be published in Google classrooms.

Google meet app can be downloaded to phones/tablets/PC or laptop.

Google Guardians sign up

We are setting all our work through Google Classrooms so that students know where to find their work. Within Google Classroom there is the ability for parents/carers to receive daily or weekly update emails showing work set, work completed and any work that has been missed as well as announcements from within Google Classroom. You will receive one email summarising all of the subjects your child studies. If you are not yet signed up please complete the form below and the Learning Leaders will ensure you are signed up as quickly as possible.

We would recommend that you select daily updates as we are encouraging staff to spread the setting of work throughout the week. Selecting the weekly option will only give you a summary at the end of every week.

Google Guardians info – click here for information on what Google Guardians is.

Google Guardians FAQ – click here to find answers for frequently asked questions

Google Guardians sign up form – complete this form and we will sign you up!

Thank you for your support, take care.

Team Roseland

 

A pdf copy of the letter can be downloaded here

Update following Summer Examinations Announcement

Dear Students and Parents/Carers,
You may be aware, this evening’s updates by the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary included a number of new measures including an announcement that this summer’s GCSE’s and other course examinations will not be happening. We are awaiting further details from the DfE and will update you here and on our Facebook page as soon as we know more, including how the course assessments will be made and awarded.
Today has been an unprecedented day for everyone at school. Our thoughts are with the students who will need time, care and support to process this information.
Our online classes are in place and our staff are ready to continue to teach all our students including our wonderful Y11. Education and examinations are two separate things and we will continue to engage, educate and support all of our students.
With very best wishes to everyone in our community.
All the staff at The Roseland Academy.

Year 11 Trial Exams: January 2020 Year 11 Enterprise & Marketing and IT Real Exams: January 2020

Dear Parent(s) and Carers(s)

As you will be aware, we are fast approaching our next milestone in the Year 11 academic year, the Trial Exams, which will start during the first week in January. During this period some students will also undertake their real exams, as detailed above.

For the Trial Exams, the normal timetable will be collapsed and students will take trial written examinations in the majority of their subjects. This is an extremely important time for our students and we ask for your support in preparing your son/daughter over the coming few weeks.

The marks from the examinations will be used to provide a current grade, and also inform both staff and students with a detailed picture of the individual topics and areas that will require further revision and targeted support over the Spring term.

This detailed and accurate information is crucial as we prepare for the final examinations later in the year. A huge amount of staff time and resources are invested in the trial examinations. We therefore expect our students to be fully prepared and have put in place an appropriate revision programme beforehand. For students to undertake the examinations and expect their teachers to mark papers that they had been unprepared for would be a major wasted opportunity.

Students have been given information by their subject teachers about how and what to prepare for in their examinations.

This will include activities such as:

 Reading class notes.

 Using revision guides and workbooks.

 Accessing online resources such as Google Classroom, GCSEPod, MathsWatch and Educake.

 Making revision cards/mats/notes.

Below is a copy of the Trial/Exam timetable:

Year 7 & 8 Family Learning Resources

Thank you to those parents and students who attended our Family Learning Evening on 23 May.  We hope that you found the evening beneficial in providing information about the assessment preparation.  It was great for students and parents to engage in practical activities together.

For those parents who were unable to attend we hope to see you next time.  We would like you to be fully informed in order to support your son/daughter through the revision strategies, making any assessment process positive, manageable and successful.

Please find attached the resources shared during the evening:

Year 7 and Year 8  Family Learning Assessment information booklet

Revision timetable To assist revision planning at home together 

We hope that the advice given will support you to strike a healthy balance in enjoying the school holidays and building on learning in a fun way.

Kind regards

Lenka Chanter

Assistant Headteacher

Teaching and Learning & SENDCo