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Smithdon High School

Remote Learning

Under the current COVID-19 National situation there are various different reasons why remote learning may be needed. Remote learning will take various forms – from tasks set for completion, to work provided by a subject using PPTs, to live lessons delivered online.

In the event of any partial or full school closures, regular contact will be made with home by tutors via email and telephone to check that all is well with our students, their families and their local community.

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education, for full details click here.

Individual Students

If an individual student is isolating due to themselves or a family member being tested for Covid and awaiting results, or having been advised to isolate under the Government’s NHS Track and Trace system, students should log on to their Google Classroom daily, where they can access the work they need to complete. This could include:

  • Specific tasks posted for completion by the whole class
  • Specific tasks posted for completion by the isolating student to keep up to date
  • PPT or other resources being used during that day’s lesson to ensure the content is delivered
  • An invitation to join the class remotely from home (via Google Meet) and participate in the lesson, as though they were in school with their fellow classmates

Partial School Closure

Due to local lockdown measures; a positive case confirmed with a student in the school; or other school-based reason.

If students are required to isolate due to using the same public transport as a positive case that has been recorded, but the student is NOT in their Year Group, students will be treated as an Individual Student isolating (above).

If students are required to isolate due to a positive case being recorded within their Year Group OR due to a local lockdown instruction, all studies should follow the students’ normal timetable:

  • Initial work for the first two days of absence will be based on a printed booklet issued on the last day the students are in school – and should be completed according to which subjects the student would have had lessons in on those two days
  • The remaining work for the rest of the isolation or closure period will follow the normal school day’s timetable. Work will be provided, and students are expected to work to the normal times of the day (including tutor period) and their normal timetable. Work will include:
    • Online live lessons (GoogleMeet)
    • Pre-recorded ‘live’ lessons (PPT, video or other medium)
    • Tasks to complete online via websites, in books or on Google Classroom
    • Online feedback sessions (pre-recorded or live)
    • Drop-in live support sessions (1-2-1 or class groups)

For students who do not have computer access (or internet access at home) the Government has pledged to provide hardware to enable this to take place. However, in the short term the school will provide paper-based packs to ensure students’ learning is not disrupted while the hardware arrives with us.

Full school closure

Under instruction from the Local Authority or UK Government

Lessons will continue as per the students’ published timetables, in the manner described above for partial closure to a whole year group.

Any additional information will be added below for each year group, as necessary:

Years 7 

Please click on the links to view:
Subject Term  Task/Material
Computing Spring 1  Spreadsheet Key Words
Spreadsheet Key Knowledge - Key Vocabulary
Maths   Speedtables 1
MFL  Spring Virtual Quiz - optional 



Year 8 

Please click on the links to view: 

Subject Term  Task/Material
Computing Spring 1  8.1 - HTML Knowledge Organiser
8.2 - Web Authoring Keywords
Maths   Speedtables 1
MFL  Spring Virtual Quiz  - optional 

Years 9

Please click on the links to view: 

Subject Term  Task/Material
Maths   Speedtables 1
MFL Spring Virtual Quiz  - optional 


Year 10 

Please click on the links to view: 

Subject Term  Task/Material
Health and Social Care  Spring 1  Barriers to Communication - Powerpoint presentation
Maths   Speedtables 1

Year 11

Please click on the links to view 

Support for all Year Groups

If you have trouble logging in to MyMaths or Hegarty Maths please email Mrs Evans

If you have trouble logging in to Show My Homework please email Mr Patterson

If you have trouble logging in to GCSEPOD please email Mrs Robinson

If you have trouble logging in to educake please email Miss Wright

To support you with your education we also recommend:

Support for all Students

Would you like to find out more about other people and how they have achieved their goals? Take a look at the link and be inspired and motivated by their stories.


Other Activities 

On top of the tasks set for these subjects it is important that you keep yourself busy and healthy.

Other activities you could do include:

  • Yoga/meditation
  • Walking/jogging (maintaining social distancing)
  • Keeping in touch with your friends and family through facetime or phone calls Cooking
  • Playing board games such as scrabble
  • Learning a new skill such as sewing or playing a musical instrument Learning life skills – helping around the house.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Just One Norfolk website:

Phone: 0300 300 0123

Chat health:

Text: 07480 635060

Young Minds website:

Childline website:

Phone: 0800 1111


Phone: 0800 1111


Phone: 0300 123 3393 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Text: 86463

Domestic abuse:

National Helpline 24hrs - 0808 2000 247

Norfolk Police - non-emergency - 101

Respect helpline for perpetrators - 0808 802 4040

Victim Support - 0808 1689 111

Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327

Leeway - 0300 561 0077

Elder Abuse - 0808 808 8141

Galop - 0800 999 5428

Online safety

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers and to report and remove harmful online content
  • CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact the NSPCC

Email:   Call: 0808 800 5000

Staying Safe and Safeguarding During COVID-19

These are difficult times and families are under huge amounts of pressure - we are here to help If you hear something or see something that makes you feel worried about a child living nearby, please say something.

Additional information and help for students can be found below:

Safer Schools Partnership -  run by the Norfolk Constabulary to ensure that our pupils are kept  safe, reduce the risk of being drawn into crime, antisocial or extremist behaviour have drawn up a newsletter to help our students during this time:

Safer Schools Newsletter - 20.04.2020

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS
First Response Tel: 0800 196 3494

A 24/7 service for people of Norfolk and Suffolk requiring mental health care, advice and support

West Norfolk Carers
West Norfolk Carers are still here for telephone support. There are running Zoom online meetings for young carers and young adult carers and support on their Facebook groups. 

They are still taking referrals for all unpaid carers and families and will support them by telephone, and can also signpost to volunteers who can help with shopping, prescriptions etc.

Telephone 01553 768155


Accessing Google Classroom via Xbox and PS4

For information on how to set up your Xbox or PS4 please see below:




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Student Activation

Please follow the below instructions if your child has not yet activated their GCSEPod account.

  1. Go to and click LOGIN
  3. Enter your child’s details and confirm the name of the school they attend.
  4. Create a username and password.