Learning during the CV-19 Emergency

Due to recent updates on the school system, The Sele School is delighted to announce that teachers will be able to provide online lessons/ learning experiences using Microsoft Teams from Monday 11th May. Please scroll down for the virtual timetable, which will be updated when changes in the programme occur.

Safeguarding

Please note that safeguarding remains our number one priority and so for this reason, your son/daughter will not be required to show their face during the meeting. He/she can choose to either speak or type when asking or answering questions. It is important that while your son/daughter is in a ‘Teams’ meeting they are in a suitable environment, where they are able to avoid distractions and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Students must remember that what they write, say or do on any chat forum is being recorded by the teacher and any inappropriate behaviour, comments or language directed at other peers or staff will be dealt with in line with the school’s behaviour policy. 

Timetable

A online sessions will run from Monday 11th May using 'Teams'; the current timetables for each age group are shown below. Please note that not all subjects will be running for all year groups. Your son/daughter will receive an email inviting them to each ‘Team’ meeting and therefore they must ensure they check their school email regularly. 

Details on how to access 'Teams' can be found below the Timetable. 

Key Stage 3

Time Slot

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

10:00 – 11:00

Science

Year 9

 

Maths

VK Year 7

(Set 2)

 

Geography

Year 7

 

Maths

VK Year 8

(Set 1)

Music

Year 7

 

Maths

VK Year 8

(Set 1)

 

Geography

Year 8

 

Maths

VK Year 7

(Set 2)

Music

Year 8

 

11:00 – 12:00

English

All years

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

VK Year 9 

(Set 2)

*This session will run from 11.30 - 12.30

English

All years

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

VK Year 9 

(Set 2)

*This session will run from 11.30 - 12.30

English

All years

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

History

Year 9

 

French

Year 7E

Please email Miss Simon by 10.30am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

Maths

VK Year 9 

(Set 2)

*This session will run from 11.30 - 12.30

 

English

All years

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

VK Year 9 

(Set 2)

*This session will run from 11.30 - 12.30

 

Years 7 & 8 Assembly

*This session will run from 11:30 – 12:00

English

All years

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

  

12:00 – 1:00

 

 French

Year 9

7MP

*This session will run from 12:30  -1:00 

 

Key Stage 3

 VK Maths 

Friday Challenge

 

1:00 – 2:00

 

 

Art Club 

Years 7 & 8

* This session will run from 12.30 to 1.30 pm

 

 

 

Key Stage 4

Time Slot

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

10:00 – 11:00

Business

Year 10

PE BTEC

Year 9/10

 

History

AK Group

*This session will run from 10:30 – 11:00

PE BTEC

Year 9/10

 

 

Geography

Year 10

 

History

AK Group

*This session will run from 10:30 – 11:00

 

11:00 – 12:00

English

Year 10

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

English

Year 10

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

Photography and

3D Art and Design

Year 9/ 10

PE BTEC

Year 10

(Unit 1)

English

Year 10

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

RE

Year 10 Exam Group

English

Year 10

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

 

Drama

Year 9/10

English

Year 10

Drop-in session. 

Please email Mr Luxton by 10am if you wish to attend this drop in session.

1:00 – 2:00

 

 

KS4 Assembly

 

 

2.00 - 3.00

Maths

VK Year 10

(Set 2)

Maths

VK Year 10

(Set 2)

Maths

VK Year 10

(Set 2)

RE

Year 10

 

Maths

VK Year 10

(Set 2)

 

Maths

VK Year 10

(Set 2)

 

Key Stage 5

Time Slot

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

9:00 - 10:00

 

Physics

 

10:00 - 11:00

 

Photography and 3D Art and Design.
*This session will run from 10:30 till 11:00

1:00 - 2:00

 

Year 12

Next Steps

If you have any issues getting onto Teams please see the online guidance provided here: Distance Learning - Support for Parents and Carers  

To help online lessons / learning experiences run smoothly it is important that students can connect to ‘Teams’ in a suitable working environment, where they are able to avoid distractions and conduct themselves in a professional manner. 

Please be aware that the previous provision (outlined below) continues alongside our online lessons.

You can expect the following from the teachers:

· Setting of work. · Daily learning activities will be set via SHOWMYHOMEWORK. (www.showmyhomework.co.uk)

· The work set should be the equivalent to the number of hours that a student would receive in a week for that subject.

· Longer term projects may be set in some subjects; students should ensure that they follow the expectations set out in the project.

· Work set will be appropriate for the level of the student.

· Work will be set for Years 7,8,9,10 and 12.

· Students can also access resources such as GCSE Pod, BBC Bitesize and Sam Learning to further support them.

· If you have any issues with login details for SHOWMYHOMEWORK then please contact jadams@sele.herts.sch.uk

Delivery each day

· A small group of teachers and support staff will be available in school to support students from 9 am to 3.00pm each day.

· Some teachers will be working from home and will support students via email queries from 9 am to 3.00pm each day.

· Where possible, teachers will respond to questions, queries, give feedback and provide advice and guidance throughout the working day using their Sele School email.

Feedback

· Teachers will monitor the work the students have completed.

· Where possible, teachers will ask for on-line submission so that work can be assessed and guidance on improvement can be given.

· Some staff may ask students to self-assess work

Learning Support

Our aim is to continue to provide learning for the students, but this will only be possible with your support. Suggestions that might make this more effective are to:

· Establish a routine for your child that mirrors the normal school day.

· Ensure students work during the normal school day.

· Complete their learning for the subjects in line with their timetable (available in their planner).

· Put their phone away, unless they are using it as a learning resource.

· Check the quality of the work your child produces; it is about quality not just completing tasks. If you think they could do better, please get them to re-do the work.

· Make sure your child takes breaks; has the opportunity to relax and get some fresh air if possible.

Careers Education during lockdown

Parents and carers of Year 10 students will have received a letter from our Careers Lead, Mr Millar about the alternative options available now that the usual work experience programme has been suspended. Further information about how to participate and the University of Hertfordshire programme can be found below.

To take part in the 'My Week at Work' programme, the online Work Experience package intended to provide some of the benefits associated with undertaking real-life work experience, you can access it directly via the links below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-10/work-experience

https://learnliveuk.com/my-week-of-work-tuesday/ 

The Sele School is also working closely with our educational partners to explore different options to support careers education. We have teamed up with The University of Hertfordshire to give our students access to over fifteen online learning sessions and activities such as; 'how to study online', 'personal finance' and 'apprenticeship information'. To access these, click on the link below and select 'The Sele School' from the drop-down box.
 
https://aspire-higher.co.uk/events/
 
We hope that our students find the information and experience gained from these programmes both purposeful and useful as part of their careers education.

 

For further Careers information 

Why not catch up with the June edition of 'Enterprise Adviser Network News' by clicking on the link.
 

Speakers for Schools

As an extra option for some stimulating talks during lock down, please take a look at the schedule below. Students may be aware that Speakers for Schools are usually high profile individuals that come into schools, present an assembly and then a follow-up session, which is clearly impossible at the moment. 

We have been very fortunate at Sele tin the past in that we have had a number of very interesting speakers, including David Dein the Arsenal Chairman, Tom Tomazie, and Matt Segal amongst others. 

 Please take a minute to look over the talks to see which ones look interesting to you; we hope they are useful for your personal development and aspiration.

Here is the current VTALK Schedule for week commencing Monday 13 July 2020

DATE

SPEAKER

INFO

Mon 13th July 10am

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Reemah Sakaan, Group Launch Director, Britbox

Hear from Reemah Sakaan, Group Launch Director, BritBox on what it takes to have a career in TV, the skills and qualities that you might need and more about their career journey.

Mon 13th July 2pm

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Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England

Join us to hear from the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, as he talks to students across the UK about the work of the Bank and answers YOUR questions.

Tues 14th July 10am

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Richard Aylard, External Affairs and Sustainability Director and Rebekah Kenyon, Senior Sustainability Awareness Advisor, Thames Water

Reflections on sustainability in a lockdown world: Join us to hear from Richard Aylard and Rebekah Kenyon as they discuss sustainability and lockdown, from home working to how lockdown has impacted Thames Water’s activities and our new appreciation for the environment.

Tues 14th July 2pm

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Sara Crofts, Chief Executive, The Institute of Conservation

Who looks after the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum? Who uncovers the hidden stories in old paintings? Who keeps Big Ben running like clockwork? Join Sara Crofts to find out how professional conservators care for the treasures in our museums and galleries.

Wed 15th July 10am

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Anna Turney, Paralympian

Paralympian, Anna Turney, is joining SFS virtually to reflect on her own journey and share life lessons with young people including the important of goal setting, working hard and developing resilience.

Wed 15th July 2pm

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Alejandra Castaño  GHG Air Quality Lead Advisor, Upstream - GOO, BP

This talk will be given by an environmental engineer with BP about her career at the company and the kind of work she’s involved in with the company’s carbon ambitions.

Thurs 16th July 10am

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Sharon Walpole, Director, Careermap

We're delighted Sharon Walpole, Director, Careermap has kindly agreed to join us to discuss how young people can prepare for their future careers from understanding what your passion is, how to research to find out more about the careers you might be interested in and sharing the resources that can help you think about your future.

Thurs 16th July 2pm

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Julia Angeles, Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford

Interested in learning more about the skills it takes to succeed in the future job market? Julia Angeles has joined us to give insights in to the investment industry and to highlight the importance of collaborative and creative thinking in any career!

We’ve included 'add to calendar' links to help you save the dates. Add all of them and share these dates with your students and school colleagues. Enjoy! 

WEEK STARTING MONDAY 6 JULY 2020 

HOW TO JOIN THE VTALKS

  • Join 10 minutes before the VTALK to be ready
  • You can join without needing an account – Watch how here
  • For full speaker descriptions visit the VTALK Schedule here