Please See our Policy in regards to Remote Learning.
Remote Learning Policy 2021-22
Key Information for Parents/Carers
Remote Education Provision: Supporting Information
The following platforms can be used by students to learn remotely from home:
Microsoft Teams – Tutor Groups
Office 365 -Tutor Teams – Parents/Students
EdulinkOne: Staff will be able to use our homework platform to set work, upload resources and take-away homework to support students’ learning. Students will be able to access this content via the app which can be accessed from any browser or mobile device. More details about the app can be found at https://www.bromfords.essex.sch.uk/edulink-one/
Microsoft Teams: Students in Years 12 and 13 have been given information on how to access this platform which can be used by teachers to help support students with their learning and preparation for forthcoming examinations. Teams is part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, please see this helpful guide to access your office 365 account
GCSE Pod: GCSEPod is the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,400 schools worldwide. Your child has access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. Every Pod is mapped to the correct exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists. It is aimed at students predominantly in Years 10 and 11 but once they have signed up all students have access to the content, whichever year group they are in..
GCSEPod can also identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to your child to help them strengthen their knowledge. After completing any Assignments set on GCSEPod, your child will get a personalised “Boost Playlist” of Pods relevant to their identified areas of weakness. We strongly suggest you encourage your child to review these playlists regularly as this will speed up their progress.
As we approach exams, students can access a section on GCSEPod called “My Courses.” Here they can view upcoming exams (including exam dates) and view playlists of Pods covering the topics relevant to each exam. We ask that students review topics that have been taught in class and revise their knowledge. Students can tick the star icon to favourite any Pods they wish to return to.
Finally, in Maths and English Literature, students can test their knowledge independently using GCSEPod’s fantastic Check & Challenge feature. Simply visit any Maths and selected English Literature playlists and click the purple “C&C”. This will start a short self-marking assessment.
For more ways to support your child using GCSEPod, please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents where you’ll find lots more information and resources.
Your child has already been registered with GCSEPod, so all they need to do is activate their account by following the instructions below. If your child has already activated but can’t remember their username and password, please ask them to contact a member of staff.
- Go to www.gcsepod.com and click “Login” in the top right-hand corner
- Click “New here? Get started.”
- Select “Student”
- Enter your child’s name, date of birth and the school name.
- Create a username, password, and a password hint to help them remember the password.
Seneca Learning: https://www.senecalearning.com/ is a free website that students across Years 7-13 can register for and access independently. Teachers may direct some of their classes towards key content. When logging in, choose ‘Login with Microsoft’ to use your school email address and current school password.
Hegarty Maths: https://hegartymaths.com/ Students should use the student log-in option at the top of the page, type in Bromfords to locate our school then register using their first name, last name and date of birth. They will then be issued with a password which they need to make a note of. If students have already registered but cannot remember their password they should contact Mrs Hurst to reset it via email firstname.lastname@example.org or the online form.
SAM Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/ can be used by all students and is free. To log-on students need the following details: The school’s SAM Learning Centre ID which is SS1BS; their own user ID which is their 6 digit date of birth plus initials (for example student Jane Smith born on 13 March 1995 would have a user ID of 130395JS) and a password which is initially the same as their user ID and can then be changed.
PIXL Independence: Students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 can access a variety of resources across a variety of subjects to support their learning by going to https://students.pixl.org.uk/#!/login and using the following details to log-in: School Number: 603386 Password: Indep35