School Closure and Student access to work

Due to the current government advice the school site will close for all students (except those with parents that are key workers or those with EHCPs) with effect from 23/03/20.

Work will be set by teachers for students to complete as below:

PLEASE NOTE that work can be completed electronically or by printing out and completing by hand dependent on the facilities you have at home. Please click here for a user guide on how to access student resources.

Years 7 to 11:

Click here to access a timetable of work for students in Core subjects.

Click here to access work set in other subjects. *There is also some additional core subject work in this area.

Years 7 to 9:

Click here to access feedback tasks.

PLEASE NOTE: When prompted to sign in the details of the student must be used to access sharepoint. As a reminder, students log in with username@garforthacademy.org.uk and the password that they use to access the network at School.

Additional work will also be set on the following websites (click to access):

Please see Parent start up guide for GCSE Pod at the bottom of the page.

All students in year 9 and 10 will receive weekly Educake tasks specific to their set and place in the Science GCSE course.

BBC Bitesize have also added daily lessons for pupils to follow that can be accessed here

All students should know their usernames and passwords. If you have any issues with this please email the appropriate person below detailing your child’s name and if known username:

General school login – newsteadm@garforthacademy.org.uk

GCSE Pod – millerj2@garforthacademy.org.uk

Hegarty Maths – pryerj@garforthacademy.org.uk

Educake – wraggj@garforthacademy.org.uk

Language Nut - camplingk2@garforthacademy.org.uk

Moodle - donlonp@garforthacademy.org.uk

Pearson have provided free access to a number of their digital resources, which can be accessed from home. These include:

Digital textbook bundles for Core, Ebacc and Beyond

  • ActiveLearn digital student textbooks bundle for KS3
  • ActiveLearn digital student textbooks bundle for KS4
  • ActiveLearn digital student textbooks bundle for KS5  

Subject specific revision guides

  • Revision Guides for KS3 
  • Revision Guides for KS4 
  • Revision Guides for KS5 

Click here to access the Pearson website.

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Students in Y12 and Y13 will be sent work from their subject teachers via the Milk app, which all students have access to. This work will tailored specifically to students according to the point they are at in their courses.

A number of additional resources for all subjects are available via the Academy online sharepoint, which can be accessed here. We would encourage all of our Sixth Form students to use these as well as completing work that they will be set via Milk.

All students should know their usernames and passwords for Milk. If you have any issues with this please email wettonb2@garforthacademy.org.uk.

Student Wellbeing

During this time of increased isolation and adapting to a different way of working and learning, it is crucial for students to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing. To that end, please find a link below to a resource pack with ideas and activities that students (and their families!) can use to ensure that they are looking after their wellbeing as well as doing their best to maintain a consistent learning routine.

Kooth.com - online support for young people

We would like to remind you of the availability of our online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of students.

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people aged 10-18 years old, within the Leeds area. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.  

Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards.  All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service. 

You can also view a short video about the service here

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