It's important that students at home continue their learning and development. It's crucial for their futures and broader development.
Below you will find information and links to all online learning resources provided by Padgate Academy.
Home Learning is broken down into three steps:
Help with accessing services can be found below, including where to turn if you need further assistance.
For parents of children with additional needs, we have created a section on this page below with resources to help your support your child during school closure.
You can check your student email by clicking here
All student work is set on Microsoft Teams. You can access this by clicking here.
Access online versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more by clicking here.
If you teacher has set you work on MathsWatch, you can access this by clicking here.
You can access Seneca online revision by clicking here.
Access Kerboodle online revision for Science by clicking here.
All students are provided with an email address. Staff will send students emails with updates, bulletins and instructions for Home Learning, so it's important that students check this regularly.
Your login and password is the same one that you use on the computers in school - you just need to add @padgateacademy.co.uk at the end to login to the Student Hub - this is your email address.
All student work can be found on Microsoft Teams, which allows students to view all of their timetabled classes and work that has been set by their teachers. Students can complete the task on screen, hand it back to their teacher, who can mark and return it to them, complete with feedback.
How do I get onto Microsoft Teams?
To access Microsoft Teams, please click here: https://teams.microsoft.com
When students access this website, they sign in with the same username and password that they use for their email and the computers in school. You can also access Microsoft Teams via an App on your mobile/tablet device (more information below).
Is there a student user guide that I can download?
Yes. You can download our student user guide for Microsoft Teams by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3dvMEpE
Can I get the App on my phone or tablet?
Yes. You can download the Microsoft Teams App for your phone, tablet or laptop. Follow the instructions below to get started:
Where can I get more information or view more guides?
For more information, you can also access a number of Microsoft User Guides below:
Can I see any videos of Microsoft Teams in action?
Yes, please see a few useful videos below showing how to turn in an assignment and how Teams works.
Your Maths teacher may set work on MathsWatch. You can complete your work online, which is then returned automatically to your teacher.
Your username is the year you started, the first character from your first name, your surname, followed by @padgate - for example, 19jbloggs@padgate. The default password for all students is padgate (all lower case).
We have also included a helpful video below that shows how to login to MathsWatch.
Seneca for Students
As well as Microsoft Teams, MathsWatch and the Student Revision Library, you can also access Seneca Learning, which provides online revision for your GCSE & A Level exams. Join 3,500,000 students using Seneca as the funnest way to learn at KS2, KS3, GCSE & A Level, proven to make you learn 2x faster
* If you have forgetten your password for Seneca, you can click on 'Reset Password' and you will receive an email to your school address with instructions on how to do this.
Seneca for Parents
A free tool for monitoring your child's progress, you can monitor progress by linking your parent account to your child's student account.
If you need to reset your password, you can click on 'forgot password' or 'reset password' link on the page that you are trying to login to and follow the instructions.
If you need any help with resetting your passwords, you can email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
We have provided further information sheets, guides and letters home, these are available to download below. We have also added a number of bulletins, updates, guides and subject specific information on our YouTube channel, you can visit this by clicking here - https://youtube.com/c/PadgateAcademy (Make sure you like a subscribe when you visit so you can view the most recently content automatically in future).
This unprecedented period of change and disruption is very difficult for many children with additional needs and their families. The lack of structure and routine and the difficulties of access home learning can bring additional stresses and problems.
We have put together some useful websites and resources that we hope will help you. These offer some practical ideas and also may sign post you to other areas of support.
Please remember that you can contact either of us for advice and support. Remember it’s not forever and there are lots of things you can try that may make things easier!
Mrs Bretherton SENCo email@example.com
Ms Harrigan Lead Teacher Designated Provision firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDvances solutions Community Network encourages, equips and empowers children, young people and their families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs.
National Autistic Society
Information, top tips and support and advice for students with Autism and their families.
Advice on structure, routines and transitions for students with Additional Needs or Autism
Home learning resource list for students with Additional Needs
Here is a list of current free curriculum based learning resources for any students struggling to access or engage with home learning, or for those parents looking for something different!
All these links offer free online additional resources for young people with Special Educational Needs to keep them physically active.
Health and Mental Wellbeing
This book which is a good starting point for young people who are not finding the lockdown and understanding of Coronavirus easy.
A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler follow the link below:
Easy to use Calming stratagies for Young People with Autism
National Council for Special Education
The NCSE is providing online resources for children and young people with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure. The resources are designed to assist parents, teachers and students in special schools, special class placements and mainstream classes.
With current Government advice recommending against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel, British Blind Sport is joining with Sport England and encouraging our VI service users to #StayInWorkOut.
At British Blind Sport, we don't believe staying at home should mean doing less physical activity than normal! Physical activity is proved to relieve stress, improve mental health and boost the immune system, and we will do our best to continue to help you achieve this. As such, we're happy to have permission to provide you with some audio exercise programmes, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, Cardio, Bootcamp and Strength among many others.
Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations
Support for home learning for students with visual impairments
Support for home learning for students with visual impairments
We are incredibly pleased to announce that all students at Padgate Academy can now get the full Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus suite for FREE on up to 5 personal devices.
As well as access to online versions of Office 365 products and 1TB of FREE OneDrive storage.
The Office 365 Professional Plus scheme provides students with a free subscription of Microsoft Office for use on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Included within the subscription are all of the apps listed here.
To login to Office 365 ProPlus services, you will need:
Your username is made up of your school login, for example, ‘19abcxyz’, followed by ‘@padgateacademy.co.uk’.
While Office 365 tools are handy for quick edits and word processing, you may want access to the full features of the desktop version of Office while working from home.
To download and install Office 365 ProPlus on your Mac or PC, please follow these steps:
One of the additional benefits of Office 365 ProPlus is that it enables the use of Office Mobile foriOS and Android. The apps are available to download for free via the various stores (AppStoreand Google Play).
Once Office 365 has been downloaded to your mobile device, you simply login with yourusername and password to activate and get started.
There are some important points to note, however: