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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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This page provides some information to support students' learning remotely.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, students should email our Safeguarding Team via their Office 365 (school) email on safeguarding@highdown.reading.sch.uk or from any other email account on dso@highdown.reading.sch.uk. Parents/carers can email our Safeguarding Team on dso@highdown.reading.sch.uk. Please also be aware of the Childline number: 0800 1111. You can also contact Reading Children's Single Point of Access on 0118 937 3641 (includes out of hours contact details). If a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.


Our main source of remote learning is through Show My Homework. If students are unable to access this they should contact the school office. There is also information here for parents on using Show My Homework. Here is a short video clip produced to help students use SHMW and the Submit work functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMiMOHuOURo


We also have a wide range of online learning tools to support remote learning, including the following:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/secondary/zkqp47h
www.drfrostmaths.com
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - free access to audiobooks whilst schools are closed
https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures - Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/outreach/journalclub - Review of physics journal articles for school students
https://melscience.com/GB-en/academy/ - Online science experiments and lessons

Oak National Academy (a virtual academy) has opened which is now airing recorded video lessons for a range of subjects each week during school closure. www.thenational.academy.

BBC Bitesize have also started to air daily lessons on their red button service for a range of subjects.

Students in Years 10 and 11 also have access to:

https://www.kerboodle.com/
https://www.gcsepod.com
https://mrbruff.com
https://www.senecalearning.com

There are curriculum maps available on our school website (https://www.highdown.reading.sch.uk/page/?title=Curriculum+%26amp%3B+Subjects&pid=104) which indicate which subjects/topics are being taught each term.


Students in Year 11 who have finished their GCSE courses and are looking to start Sixth Form courses at Highdown in September can now access a range of suggested activities to help them on their road to post-16 study: /page/?title=On+the+road+to+Sixth+Form&pid=459

Students in Year 13 who are preparing to go to university could complete the suggested activities here: /page/?title=Progression+to+university&pid=458 There are a series of documents to support you in preparing for UCAS applications  here.

There are a range of recorded broadcasts to support careers learning available here: https://learnliveuk.com/videos-index/

It's STEM CLUBS WEEK 22-26th June.

This year's theme is Sustainability. A number of useful careers talks: https://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/stem-clubs-week-2020?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Find%20out%20more&utm_campaign=Teacher%20newsletter%2010.06.20