Covid Response: Online Platforms, Webinars, Assignment Portal
Ashby School has reacted to the demand for new and additional ways of supporting students' learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Resources to support students' learning include:
We recognise that students may need additional support in helping them remain motivated to study and to improve their revision techniques, and that parents are keen for ideas to support them. Please find attached a summary and details of this term's parent and student webinars.
GCSEPod & Online Platforms
Ashby School has purchased a subscription to an ‘award winning’ online resource, GCSEPod, for all Yr10 and Yr11 students to access. This initiative supports their study and allows them to revise many of their subjects remotely. Please find attached a summary of the online platforms available and how to access them.
Ashby’s Virtual School
‘Ashby Virtual School’ is enabling the school to continue to deliver excellent education even when pupils may be unable to attend school in-person. If a pupil is unable to attend school due to illness, related to COVID-19 or otherwise, they have access to online teaching material to support their ongoing learning and delivery of the national curriculum.
The portal also gives students the opportunity to practice/revise areas they have covered in school and identify areas where extra support is required.
New learning and teaching materials are uploaded fortnightly, ensuring a consistent learning experience so all students can benefit from the school’s expertise. Read more about the Virtual School and how to access it.
More students are using the Assignment Portal to hand in their work than ever before, as the whole school community adjusts to working differently during the coronavirus outbreak.
Students who have experienced difficulties may find the following guide useful:
Headteacher Geoff Staniforth said: "We can see the portal is being used more than ever by the huge amount of files being uploaded each day. It’s good to see that students and staff are finding this facility useful and as always we are here to support anyone who has any questions or issues."
Students who experience issues with the portal are advised to email their teacher who will forward the enquiry to our network services team.