VicNet - Learning from home

Between us we can limit the disruption to your child’s education.

Please read the following guidance carefully and access it daily while the school building is closed.

Through the virtual school we are providing your child with the appropriate standard and amount of work to be completed at home. Your child should use Ark Victoria's virtual school resources whilst the academy building is closed.

        

How you can support your child

Whilst operating the Virtual School, you can help to create the right conditions for learning at home.

Your child should give full attention their work and should work free from distractions; so it is important that they work alone and in silence. If possible, your child should have access to a quiet place to study with a desk and no distractions. They may need to use their mobile phone to access work that has been set online but it is advised that you monitor this so that they are not being distracted.

A daily routine is really important. Try to make sure that your child gets up at their usual time and follows their daily timetable (it will be written inside their planner). As well as giving a sense of normality, it will also ensure that weaker subjects are not neglected. Your child will potentially be distracted by the draw of video games, television and social media. However, we suggest that these are used as a reward at the end of a day of studying, rather than throughout the day.

We advise your child has regular breaks to keep them motivated and able to maintain a high standard of concentration and work.

If there is only one laptop or PC available, you may need to give priority to children in examination year groups.

Students in year 7, 8 and 9 can access resources using seneca and using MS teams.

Students in year 10 and 11 can access resources using seneca, GCSE POD and MS teams. 

Logging onto MS teams

Microsoft teams is a way for schools to communicate, set work and give feedback to the student. This will allow students to continue to study outside of the school environment. Students will need their email address and password to log on. The email address will be the year they leave followed by their school username. An example of a username is 2020m.ahmed@arkvictoria.org. The password is the same as the one the students use to log on at school. 

Students can access teams by going to the Ark Victoria website and clicking office 365 and then using the login information discussed above. Students will then have access to their classes and can access resources and assignments set. 

Secondary home learning

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11