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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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

During an ad hoc absence from school due to self-isolation, students in Years 7 to 9 should access remote work for their different subjects using Class Charts. Students in Years 10-13 should access work on Microsoft Teams, from their Office 365 account.

If students are unable to access these they should contact the school office or their Head of Achievement.


Online learning tools 
 

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 funded by the DfE) has a wide range of resources for the full curriculum: www.thenational.academy.

Years 10 and 11 access to: 
 

There are curriculum maps available on our here which indicate which subjects/topics are being taught each term.


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.