Remote Study

We are providing ‘remote study’ for students to complete via ClassCharts. Where families do not have access to the Internet, students will be provided with hard-copies of the materials. Please check for regular updates.

Where students are required to submit work for feedback, students will upload their work using Office 365. The teacher will instruct students to send them work via Office 365 email or upload their work onto Office 365 SharePoint.

Students have been provided with their passwords and received instructions on how to use ClassCharts and Office 365. If any family has forgotten or needs further advice around using both these resources, please contact the school via office@ryecollege.co.uk.

During these exceptional times, Rye College continues to be focused on securing bright futures for all of our students. We are absolutely committed to support our students in partnership with our families, as a community, in maintaining their progress and learning as effectively as possible during a potentially extended closure.    

We have an expectation that work will be:   

  • Set by staff frequently and regularly;  
  • Communicated in an effective way – via Classcharts;  
  • Appropriate and relevant to student needs;  
  • Completed in full by students;  
  • Monitored and assessed.  

How often and how much?   

While the school is partially closed to students, Rye College will continue to educate the students.  

The amount of work set will reflect the school timetable: in other words, the amount of work provided will equivalent to the number of hours each subject is studied each week (nine hours for English, eight for Mathematics and so on).

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) Hours per week
Mathematics 4
English 4
Science 3
History 2
Geography 2
Art 2
Technology 2
French 2

 

Key Stage 4 (Year 10) Hours per week
Mathematics 4
English 4
Combined Science 3
Triple Science 4
All other subjects 3

 

Students, supported by their families, should endeavour to maintain the routines of a normal day to allow their learning and development to remain on track.  

Year 10 should continue to prepare for their GCSE and equivalent qualifications by revising as per their revision timetables. Some practical subjects, such as Physical Education and Arts, will set theory-based work in the first instance for Years 10 (exam groups).   

Students and families without Internet and/or email access should contact the College. Work packs will be provided.  

How can families help?   

  • Ensure your son/daughter can access all the websites listed below and know passwords   
  • Check the Classcharts homework calendar and discuss what work has been set   
  • Talk with your son/daughter about their work and the importance of completing work set   
  • Help your son/daughter manage their time   
  • Praise your son/daughter for successful completion of the work   
  • Contact office@ryecollege.co.uk if there are any queries regarding any aspect of their child’s education, learning and welfare 
  • Parents of students with an Education, Health and Care Plan will be contacted by a member of the Learning Support Department who will make them aware of how they can seek ongoing support with their child’s remote learning.  

Expectations

Staff Families Students

Set work:

  • That is released to students on a regular and frequent basis, in accordance with their timetable – please do not blanket set work in advance, this could be overwhelming and cause confusion.  
  • Place this on Classcharts – including if referencing other software / websites.  
  • Ensure that it is clear how the work will be submitted (including for those students that do not have a laptop/PC access).  

Monitor progress:  

  • Check email/Firefly and respond to queries from students/ parents about work related issues that arise within 24 hours (school days).  
  • Provide feedback where relevant/appropriate.  
  • Use the school rewards system to recognise good/excellent work.  
  • Should a student not respond to the work set - email them with expectations.  
  • Should a student not respond following your email - contact relevant Director of Learning with your concerns.  

Alert the school if they do not have Internet access and/or access to a PC/laptop at home so that the school can provide hard copy work packs.  

  • Check the work set on Classcharts to ensure that your child has understood what is expected  
  • Discuss any issues with your child and raise any concerns with the teacher via email (office@ryecollege.co.uk) - whilst understanding there may not be an immediate response.  
  • Be able to contact a member of SEND team for additional assistance if their Child has an Education Health and Care Plan.
  • Inform your child’s teacher if the task has not been completed properly/fully and confirm the reason for this. 
  • Help your child to plan their day.  

  

Ensure that they have informed their tutor if they do not have Internet access and/or access to a PC/laptop at home so that the school can provide hard copy work packs 

  • Check the work set daily on Classcharts 
  • Complete all work set to the high standards expected in class and from homework  
  • Ensure that the task is understood and ask for help via email (or teams if the work has been set up in that way)
  • Complete the work in the manner set, upload if required as requested for feedback.  
  • Inform your parent/carer if the task has not been completed and ask them to write to your teacher to explain – exceptional circumstances only  
  • If you are unsure about your work email your teacher  

 

Our Year 11 students have been absolutely fantastic over the past few days. They have responded to these unprecedented circumstances maturely and thoughtfully. They are, rightly, concerned about what is going to happen with their qualifications after the Government announced that the examinations were cancelled. There are a number of options available but we are all awaiting clarification from the Secretary of State for Education on how their qualifications will be awarded.

We here at Rye College will work unstintingly to ensure that our students and your children get the recognition and acknowledgement for the hard-work and dedication they have shown over the last five years. We will also be fully supporting onward destination applications as well for our Year 11 students as time progresses.

More information will follow from the Secretary of State and we will update you once that is in and we have had the time as a team to process this and any implications that may arise from the message from government.

We remind you there is a dedicated revision webpage, providing revision advice and guidance as well as subject specific revision materials at www.ryecollege.co.uk/students/revision.

 

Resource and/or website  

ClassCharts: 
www.classcharts.com/account/login

Staff will set work for students to complete using ClassCharts. Students will gain access to resources and links here. Any problems regarding access and/or passwords, please email office@ryecollege.co.uk
Office 365:
email and SharePoint

Students will be able to submit work using their Office 365 accounts. Staff will indicate whether they wish work sent via email or uploaded onto SharePoint folders. Any problems regarding access and/or passwords, please email office@ryecollege.co.uk 

Click here for a short tutorial on Office365 SharePoint.

Rye College website:
Revision
Year 11 examination advice and guidance. Subject specific revision resources and links. www.ryecollege.co.uk/students/revision

Rye College website:
Key Stage 3 Knowledge Curriculum

An overview of the curriculum offer across the Key Stage 3 subjects. Please refer to support your child in focusing their work. www.ryecollege.co.uk/students/knowledge-curriculum
Seneca Learning A range of subjects are available for free. www.senecalearning.com
SAM Learning All year groups can work independently on a range of subjects. Students have their user names and passwords. Any problems regarding access and/or passwords, please email office@ryecollege.co.uk
Tassomai Learning

 In order to access the platform, students should follow the following steps:

Choose the correct content option from the dropdown menu;

  • Year 7 select Rye College Year 7
  • Year 8 select Rye College Year 8
  • Year 9 (Mrs Fountain & Mr Rickard’s classes) select Rye College Year 9 Separate Higher
  • Year 9 (Mrs Gasson & Mrs Moore’s classes) select Rye College Year 9 Trilogy Foundation
  • Year 10 Triple Science select Rye College Year 10 separate Higher
  • Year 10 Combined Science (Mr Rickard & Miss Abraham’s classes) select Rye College Trilogy Foundation
  • Year 10 Combined Science (Mr Franks, Mrs Fountain & Mrs Moore’s classes) select Rye College Trilogy Higher.

Once you are registered, you will see a screen called daily goal. You should select a topic and take the quiz. The platform works best if you complete a minimum of four daily goals each week.

BBC Bitesize Revision A range of different subjects. Specific GCSE revision materials available. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

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