Since the Spring, Esher High School has invested significant time in the training of our teachers to ensure they can make best use of both Microsoft Teams and the Office 365 environment. Lessons are delivered live and we call this "remote learning", as the vast majority of our students and staff will be joining their lessons from home. All students follow the timetable below:
We have kept lesson timings to mimic the 5 period day with a break and lunch over the same time spans. Each lesson has been reduced by 15 minutes to allow students a few minutes to finish off any work they might be doing and take the opportunity to move away from their screen before the next lesson.
Esher High School has also made a significant investment in new IT infrastructure over the last year to ensure that our students have access to the Office suite including Word, Excel and many other online Apps, as well cloud storage for their documents and files. In addition they have access to their school emails through Outlook and have EdulinkOne (quick links top right hand corner of the website) which enables them to see messages, their timetable and other key information. All of this is there to ensure that our students are equipped for future education or training and that they can hold their own with peers from other schools locally and on a larger scale.
How to get the best out of Remote Learning
We have put together the online guide below which will help students work independently at home and reduce their frustrations of not having their exercise book. Over time, this will also ensure that presenting a crumpled piece of homework and announcing the "the dog ate my homework", should be a thing of the past! Students can now submit work electronically without needing to print at home, which saves our environment as well. Our online guide covers:
- How students can communicate with the teacher directly.
- How students can organise their files and folders.
- How students can access the Office 365 suite of products and services.
- How to access Class Notebook, which many teachers will use with their students.
- Which Apps you should have on your mobile device to help with remote learning.