Remote Learning Advice

Remote Learning

Following on from the announcement of school closures on 5th January, students in all Year groups will have work set remotely.  Work will be set daily via SatchelOne (formally known as Show My Homework):

  • Work will be set to match each student’s normal timetabled lessons.

  • Students should log into SatchelOne at the start of each day (by 8:30 at the latest).  They should know how to do this but the videos below talk them through this if they haven’t done this recently.  This will allow them to see what work has been set for the day and which lessons will be live lessons.  This is also where they will access the materials needed for completing the lesson work.

  • In the majority of cases, students will be asked to log into a live lesson.  It is the expectation that students attend these live lessons.  A register will be taken to establish who has attended the lesson.  The times of these lessons will be as follows:
      Lesson 1 – 8:50
      Lesson 2 – 10:10
      Lesson 3 – 11:10
      Lesson 4 – Years 7 and 11 – 13:10
    Years 8, 9 and 10 – 12:30
      Lesson 5 – 2:10
  • To access these lessons, students will be sent an email with a link to the meeting on. To access their school emails they can sign into this link ( or follow the video instructions below.

  • All live lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams.  These lessons will be recorded for safeguarding purposes.  Students must have their cameras off at all times, attend lessons on their own and mute their mics unless asked to unmute them. 

  • Please take the time to read the Parent Guidance and please encourage your child to read through the Student Guidance.

  • The live, interactive part of the lesson will typically last around 30 minutes, with students being set follow up work which they will access through SatchelOne.

  • Where it is not possible to deliver a live lesson, staff will still set work for their lesson on that day, accompanied by a Loom video or recorded PPT where teachers will talk through and explain the tasks the student is expected to complete.

  • It is expected that all work is completed and submitted.  This can be done through SatchelOne or via email using their school email address.  Again, a video below shows them how to do this.


What should your child do if they are stuck with the work they have been issued?

They should post a comment to their teacher on SatchelOne or email their teacher directly using their school email address.


Accessing work - troubleshooting

Students will need their school email address and the password they usually use to log onto the computers at school to access some of their work and their school emails.  If they do not know either of these you or they should email


Video Tutorials

Accessing Your Live Lesson on MS Teams

To make sure that students have full access to their live lesson, it is essential that they log-in in the correct way once they click the link to they are sent. Please encourage them to watch the video below to ensure that this is done correctly.


Accessing RMUnify

Everything a student needs to successfully complete work at home can be round on the RMUnify launchpad.  The video below talks through how to log into this:


Logging into Show My Homework

There are two ways to log into Show My Homework – through RMUnify and directly through their website.  The videos below show you how to do this:


Working with Microsoft products online

All students at The Oakwood Academy have access to Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Teams) free of charge.  They do not have to have these programmes on their home computers to be able to use them – they can access them online.  The videos below show you how to access these products.


Saving online documents

Increasingly, students might find that staff direct students towards tasks to complete that are actually sat in our Cloud called Sharepoint.  Once a student opens a document they will need to save it so they can begin to edit it.  This video shows them how to do this.


Accessing Sharepoint files

The three videos below show students how to:


Submitting work to teachers

The two videos below show students how to email work to their teachers and submit work saved both on their computer and on their online OneDrive folder to Show My Homework.


Accessing MS Teams and email through Xbox and PS4

Please find below two independent videos summarising how Teams and emails can be accessed through Xbox and PS4.  This is not something we can support with but it might prove useful to some families with these devices.


Parental Support for Remote Learning

We know that remote learning can be as challenging for parents as it is for students.  With this in mind we would like to share with you this link to a free course supporting parents with remote learning.  We hope that this might prove useful to some of you.  The sign up page can be found here -

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