If students are required to self-isolate

Upon return to school, we are delighted to report that there are a very small number of students that are required to self-isolate for COVID-19. We are pleased to report that all students are safe and well.

As we navigate through a new era of education, we would like to provide you with some key information and support regarding our remote learning provision for students who are self-isolating.

Last year we were incredibly proud to be held-up as an example of excellence for our remote learning provision at Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) level. Therefore, all staff are continuing to ensure that we collectively provide an online learning experience that supplements our curriculum design for all subjects.

Staff have been working incredibly hard to create knowledge organisers over the last two years for all topics in each year group and subject. We would like all students who are self-isolating this half-term to focus on using the knowledge organisers.

What are knowledge organisers?

 A knowledge organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page. Strong educational research shows that for students to succeed in a particular area, they must have a foundation of factual knowledge, understand those facts in the context of a conceptual framework and organise knowledge in order to facilitate retrieval and application. We can see knowledge organisers as a way to enable this, in a much more systematic way than traditional revision guides and textbooks.

How do I access Firefly and the knowledge organisers?

Please watch the video tutorial below which provides you with guidance of how to access the firefly platform and where all the knowledge organisers are located.

To provide you with further guidance and support please click below to watch a tutorial video of how to structure students learning during remote learning if they are self-isolating.


Additional support

We recognise that some families may have to share laptops or computers at home due to other siblings wanting to access our remote learning at the same time. All remote learning can also be accessed from any tablet or mobile phone and we would recommend students to use their phone if this is an issue.

Although we have a limited number of digital devices to support this issue, if this is having a detrimental effect on their learning, please get in contact with us. We will review this on a case-by-case basis.

If there are any year seven students who have yet to receive their username and password and they are self-isolating, please get in contact with their form tutor.