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Covid-19 School Closure

Covid-19 Contingency Information

Below you will find important information and links to assist our students with their studies during the school closure:

Click here for Remote Access information, including Edulink One and Class Charts.


Suggested timetables:

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Please note that the slots below are 30 minutes, with students completing 4 different subjects per day:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

 

 

English

 

Maths

Science

English

Maths

 

Science

 

History

Geography

RE

Art

 

Textiles

 

Music

Drama

PE

Computing/ICT

 

MFL

 

Food Tech

English

Maths

Science

Students will also benefit from reading for at least 30 minutes each day (reading social media posts is not to be included in this 30 minutes).  Students should exercise for at least 30 minutes each day along with maintaining a regular sleep pattern.  Eating healthily and making revision resources for their weakest topic area per subject, will also be of benefit.

Students may also benefit from conducting a Personal Research project on a topic/subject of their choice on anything that interests them.  Prizes will be awarded for the best Personal Research project.


Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

The slots detailed below are 60 minutes for our Key Stage 4 students. They will complete 3 different subjects per day.

Options refer to subjects outside of English/maths/science.  Depending on the pathway taken in Year 9, some Year 11 students will have 3 or 4 options.  Students are encouraged to decide which subject they wish to attach to either option A, B, C & D (D if applicable) and follow the suggested timetable accordingly.

3 Option Timetable:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

 

 

English

 

Maths

Science

English

Maths

 

Science

 

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option A

 

Option B

 

Option C

Maths

Science

English

4 Option Timetable over 2 weeks

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

 

 

English

 

Maths

Science

English

Maths

 

Science

 

Option B

Option D

Option A

Option B

 

Option A

 

Option C

Maths

Science

English

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

 

 

English

 

Maths

Science

English

Maths

 

Science

 

Option D

Option B

Option C

Option D

 

Option C

 

Option A

Maths

Science

English

Students will also benefit from reading for at least 30 minutes each day (reading social media posts is not to be included in this 30 minutes).  Students should exercise for at least 30 minutes each day along with maintaining a regular sleep pattern.  Eating healthy and making revision resources for their weakest topic area per subject will also be of benefit.
 

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)

Please note that all slots are 60 minutes. Students will complete their 3 subjects per day as follows:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

 

 

Subject 1

 

Subject 3

Subject 3

Subject 1

Subject 3

 

Subject 2

 

Subject 1

Subject 2

Subject 2

Subject 1

 

Subject 3

 

Subject 2

Subject 1

Subject 3

Subject 2

Students will also benefit from reading for at least 30 minutes each day (reading social media posts is not to be included in this 30 minutes).  Students should exercise for at least 30 minutes each day along with maintaining a regular sleep pattern.  Eating healthy and making revision resources for their weakest topic area per subject will also be of benefit.
 

Useful resources by subject:

Modern Foreign Languages Key Stage 3:

Modern Foreign Languages Key Stage 4:

Modern Foreign Languages Key Stage 5:

Business Studies:

Maths:

History Key Stage 3:

History Key Stage 4:

English:

Food Preparation & Nutrition:

PSHE:

www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/cre8tivecurriculum/Personal,%20social%20and%20health%20education?sortBy=lowestPrice

Sociology (Year 12 & 13):

Psychology (Year 12 & 13):

Law (Year 12 & 13):

Resources for home education - Department of Education:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Oxford University Resources

They have compiled the best of their digital resources to support learning and exploration.  There are resources for:

Students under 12

Students aged 12-16

Students over 16

Resources to challenge curious minds

Calling all Home Cooking Heroes!

Mrs Eastwood has been bowled over by the number of people getting in touch proudly telling her what they have been cooking up in the kitchen at home. From Year 7 fairy cakes through to Mr Brennan's pies!

As Mrs Eastwood always says, food is one subject you have experience of every single day of your life, and even in these strange times we still have to cook and eat. So here's the challenge….

Mrs Eastwood is looking for Altrincham College's Home Cooking Heroes - both students and staff alike. All you have to do is cook or bake something and email her a picture of your mouth-watering masterpiece (ned@altrinchamcollege.com). Each week we would like to pick out some noteworthy entries and award someone with the Home Cooking Hero title!  Who will be the first to steal the award from Mr Brennan?!   PS No processed ready meals allowed!

Duke of Edinburgh

DofE key information for student support and guidance:

www.facebook.com/groups/363353847175586/permalink/1604948236349468/

www.facebook.com/DofEScotland/videos/505726280308302/

Safeguarding support:

  • Online counselling and peer support at Kooth.com
  • Confidential help and advice for young people on a wide range of issues: Childline; 0800 1111

Our school Safeguarding Leads have mobile phones should any students feel worried or concerned over the next two weeks. Their phone numbers are:

  • Miss Diffley [Designated Safeguarding Lead for Altrincham College]:  07873 387591
  • Ms Vitalis [Education and Welfare Officer]:  07565 712486
  • Mrs Scholes [Pastoral Support for Years 7 and 8]:  07395 957033
  • Mrs Sherry Brennan [Pastoral Support for Years 9 and 10]:  07395 930580
  • Miss O’Brien [Pastoral Support for Year 11]:  07754 122657

For URGENT safeguarding concerns, please contact Trafford First Response on 0161 912 5021 or online at www.trafford.gov.uk

If you feel a child is in immediate danger, call 999

Online Safety

The two links below have some useful information and activities for students to work on around online safety:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/11-13s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03f521e658-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_21_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03f521e658-55230465

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/14-plus/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03f521e658-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_21_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03f521e658-55230465

 

Additional resources to support students and families:

  1.  www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456
  2.  www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002
  3. www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089
  4. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855
  5. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51936286

COVID-19: Food Vouchers Guidance

Click on the link below for DfE guidance on the food voucher scheme for those eligible for free school meals:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/voucher-scheme-launches-for-schools-providing-free-school-meals

We are aware of the issues that some parents are having with the Edenred FSM system (www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk) and have reported the issue to Edenred.

Parents/carers are advised to keep trying and avoid peak times (8.30am-3pm) on the site when traffic is heaviest.

Online Parenting Lessons

What are these free access codes for?

They are for enjoyable and popular online learning courses for parents and carers, called:  ‘Understanding your baby’; and ‘Understanding your child’. The courses have been written by the Solihull Approach, which is a well recognised NHS provider of information and courses for parents. The online courses normally cost between £19-£39 each, but you can access the completely FREE of charge.

Who are these courses for?

For ALL parents-to-be, parents, grandparents or carers of any child from the antenatal period to age 18 years. You don’t need to be struggling. This course is relevant to parents of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc.

Website for accessing the courses: www.inourplace.co.uk

Access code: waterpark (not case sensitive)

 

StarLine Home Learning Helpline:

A group of partners including David Ross Education Trust, Freshworks, Future Academies, Inspiration Trust, Mumsnet, Oak National Academy, PLMR, StarAcademies, Triple P Positive Parenting Program and United Learning have come together to create and deliver StarLine. Each partner has pledged their people, expertise and resources to support StarLine. This initiative is supported and welcomed by CST and also by the DfE.
 
StarLine will help parents and carers in the following ways:

  • By providing access to a team of qualified teachers, education and parenting experts.
  • By focussing on providing practical ideas, support and reassurance.
  • By offering tips, techniques and resources to enable parents to give their children the support they need to continue learning while schools are closed.
  • By supporting family wellbeing and mental health.
  • By covering all phases of education and subjects plus behaviour, pupil wellbeing and SEND.

StarLine is available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.
 
The team behind StarLine will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube. In each episode of StarLive, a guest presenter will share practical ideas for home learning. Further details can be found on the StarLine website.