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City of Peterborough Academy

Home Learning

Who should be accessing Home Learning?

Any pupil who is absent from school can access the content of the lessons they are missing.  Heads of Faculty share these plans via the year group bubble on Microsoft Teams.

This might be due to a full or partial closure due to a case of Covid-19 or a period of self-isolation due to a pupil, or someone in their household having symptoms or testing positive


How do I access Home Learning?

Please find attachments below for guides on how to access home learning and use Teams.  During bubble closures or in the event of a National Lockdown live lessons will be hosted during the normal school working day via Microsoft Teams.


Who can I contact for help with Home Learning?

Contacts for each year team can be found on the links to each year team on the right.  If a pupil needs specific help with their work for Academic subjects they should contact their class teacher via the school email system.


What do I need to be able to access Home Learning?

We understand that not everyone has access to a laptop or tablet so all learning should be manageable on a smartphone... or good old pencil and paper!

In the event of a full or partial closure, we also plan to lend out devices for those that are struggling to access the online material.

We have conducted an audit with pupils of what devices they have access to at home. We will contact you with further details about device loans if and when this is required.


How do I access live lessons?

In the event of a full or partial closure, teachers will deliver live lessons over Teams.

These will follow the normal timetable for the week at the usual times that lessons take place in school.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee live lesson access for individual pupils that are self-isolating, but we will make the lesson resources available.

When logging into a live lesson, the pupil will have to wait in the 'waiting room' until they are admitted to the meeting by their teacher.

Ideally, pupils will mute their microphone when entering the lesson and will use the 'hands up' function if they would like to speak or ask a question.

Pupils will also be able to have their camera on but the teacher can disable these when they feel it is necessary