Remote Learning

We all know how important attending school is and that high attendance leads to a better education.

However, students may not be able to attend school for a variety of reasons and, because we don't want anyone to miss out on their education, we have brought together a number of ways students can learn at home.

Microsoft 365 & Teams

All students have been given access to Microsoft Office suite of applications. These can be accessed through by clicking Microsoft 365. Here students will find "Teams", which has the work set for completion, any relevant supporting documents and links to other information. Student guides are available below:

Accessing Office and Teams

Introduction to using Teams

In conjunction with The National Online Safety hub, Westlands has obtained some further information for parents. Click on the links below to find out more (requires Acrobat Reader):

Remote Learning

Teams for Parents

Although this work will be refreshed regularly, please contact the school should you require anything in addition to these resources or are in need of paper-based work.

Students can gain access to the internet and Microsoft Office via the web browser of SMART TVs and certain games consoles. A keyboard and mouse can, in some instances, be connected to make working on these devices easier. For those students who have a PlayStation 4/5, XBox One or XBox Series X/S please click on the YouTube video below that explains how this works:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

In addition to the lessons available, we would like to guide students to the links below. They contain useful information about keeping safe during the pandemic by helping out with mental health and wellbeing. If you (student, parent or carer) have any questions about this subject or any concerns please get in touch with us.

Rise Above - A resource with videos, games and articles specifically designed to support children and young people.

Every Mind Matters - Here you will find a wealth of resources from activities to help stop boredom to support when things are not going right. Supported by the NHS this is aimed at everyone in the home.

Further Links

Remote Learning Policy - Please click this link to access our Remote Learning Policy

Remote Learning Expectations - Please click this link to access the joint expectations whilst remote learning is in place

More links to study guides, revision and online tests can be found on the Study Links page.

Contact
Westlands Academy
Eltham Crescent
Thornaby
Stockton On Tees
TS17 9RA

Email: westlands@horizonstrust.org.uk
Tel: (01642) 883030

Information

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