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Guidance for Parents

Home Learning

During the period of school closure, we will be providing work for pupils to complete at home. Some of the work will be consolidating what they have already learnt in class while the rest will be new learning.

We appreciate that there are many challenges for everyone while learning at home. We don't expect parents to become teachers and learning will not be the same as in school. Where possible, we have tried to make the learning as accessible as possible so that pupils can access the work from smart phones or through an app. 

Teachers will be setting work on a weekly basis via the school website, so check for new work every Monday for the relevant week. Activities may include answering questions and watching video clips on an online learning platform such as GCSE pod, Seneca Learning or Hegarty Maths. Teachers may also provide recorded lessons via YouTube links that will also be saved onto the website. Please also encourage your children to check their emails on a daily basis for any extra work or support that their teachers may send.

During this period of school closure, some flexibility will be required from all parties, so adjust your daily timetable if your child feels anxious or overwhelmed, and spend more time on a subject that they enjoy more, or choose a non-screen activity such as exercise or reading a book.

Reporting Concerns

As always, if you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of your child or their friends at Wembley High, please contact their subject teacher, Year Leader or our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Jeffery (rjeffery@whtc.co.uk) or Ms Lee (flee@whtc.co.uk)

Staying Safe

Your children may be spending more time online; don’t worry about screen time, aim for screen quality. It is important, however, that they remain safe online. We have developed some online safety guidance on this and we encourage you to discuss this with your child. 

We have also put together some guides for parents on various aspects that you may wish to cover with your child. These include:

Resource 1 - Taking care of yourself

Resource 2a - Talking to younger children about coronavirus

Resource 2b - Talking to older children about coronavirus

Resource 3 - Helplines and websites for young people

Resource 4 - How to make home learning work for you and your family

Resource 5 - Where to turn to for help