Home Learning Guidance

Latest update effective from 8 February:

  • Y7 – 9: 
    • Added an extra period to increase teacher contact
    • All lessons will now have a ‘live’ launch
    • Lessons are now delivered to only half a year group at a time to increase student/teacher ratio
  • Y10 – 11: 
    • Adjusted lesson times to allow for more breaks between lessons
  • Y12 – 14
    • No change

What happens on Mondays Community Day?

Each year group has an assembly with their Head of Learning Community at the times shown below. This is followed by a Learning Conversation and PSHE work launched by Learning Coaches.

Additional independent learning tasks will also be set by the following subjects for each year group to be completed during Mondays.


How is online learning being provided?

Key Stage 3

  • All lessons will start with a ‘live’ launch via Google Meet with links being shared via Google Classroom or direct via email.  Students should also keep an eye on their school email for updates.
  • All work will be set via Google Classroom.
  • If you are having IT issues or lack a suitable device to access, please email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk for support as appropriate.
  • To contact subject teachers shown below, please use Edulink One or contact your Learning Coach.
  • For more general support, you can email homelearning@ntc.kent.sch.uk and your email will be forwarded to the most appropriate person.

Year 7/8

  • Below are the timetables for each class (click on the image to download a version you can print off).
  • Not sure of your class? You can find this on your timetable in Edulink One (Click Here for a step by step guide to find it)
  • For the lessons highlighted in light orange students should attend the MFL class relevant to them.

Year 9

  • Below are the timetables for each band (click on the image to download a version you can print off).
  • Not sure of which band your class is in? You can find this on your timetable in Edulink One (Click Here for a step by step guide to find it)
  • For the lessons highlighted in light orange students should attend the MFL class relevant to them (i.e. GCSE or Skills). If they don’t have an MFL lesson they attend Humanities.

 

Key Stage 4

  • Below are the timetables for each year group (click on the image to download a version you can print off).
  • Please note, some of the lesson times have be adjusted slightly to improve breaks.
  • Lessons highlighted in light orange are as shown on your Edulink One timetable. Those in grey are different to normal.
  • All lessons will include live launch using Google Meet and all tasks and meeting links will be set on Google Classroom.  Students should ensure they login ready for the start of their lesson and also keep an eye on their school email for any update.
  • If you are having IT issues or lack a suitable device to access, please email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk for support as appropriate.
  • To contact subject teachers shown below please use Edulink One or contact your Learning Coach.
  • For more general support, you can email homelearning@ntc.kent.sch.uk and your email will be forwarded to the most appropriate person.

Year 10

Year 11

Key Stage 5

  • Most lessons (those in grey) are at their normal time in the week, those in green have moved to allow for small group Learning Conversations on Mondays:
  • All lessons will include live launch using Google Meet and all tasks and meeting links will be set on Google Classroom.  Students should ensure they login ready for the start of their lesson and also keep an eye on their school email for any update.
  • If you are having IT issues or lack a suitable device to access, please email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk for support as appropriate.
  • To contact subject teachers shown below please use Edulink One or contact your Learning Coach.
  • For wider support, please email sixthform@ntc.kent.sch.uk.

Sixth Form arrangements for Mondays

All  students should attend a Monday morning online assembly at 9:ooam, which can be accessed via the Sixth Form homepage. This will include information for the week ahead, general messages and a weekly guest speaker.

All students should then attend their weekly small group Learning Conversation with a member of the Sixth Form team to discuss progress with online lessons, barriers to progress and how we can work together to improve students learning. We will also be discussing students future career plans and what support they need to move this forward.


What can I do if I don’t have a suitable device at home to access my learning?

  • All students in Y12 to Y14 will already have a school laptop at home to access their learning.
  • Y11 students who require their school laptop are our first priority and should email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk for an appointment on Monday, 4 January if they need to collect it.
  • Y9 & Y10 students who require their school laptop should also email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk and will be given an appointment to collect from Tuesday, 5 January onwards.
  • Y7 & Y8 students who do not have a suitable device at home can also email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk.  You will be notified of a time slot later in the week to collect a device when one becomes available.  Please be patient as our first priority must be to those in examination years.

What can I do if we don’t have broadband access at home?

There are various ways we can support you with improving your internet access. If you need any assistance please email technical@ntc.kent.sch.uk so we can organise the most appropriate method.


How to access my work in Google Classroom?

Please take a look at this video, which will take you through one step at a time on how to access your work in Google Classroom:


What other learning resources are available?

In addition to the work being provided, the following websites also offer a wealth of resources to support learning from home for all year groups and subjects:

BT, EE and Plus Net have confirmed that the BBC content will be free without any action needed.(https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-55616959)

There are also subject specific resources students use in lessons that are available via the link on the right.

Should you have any questions, please do contact your Learning Coach in the first instance via Edulink One.  You can also email homelearning@ntc.kent.sch.uk, where your message will be redirected to the most appropriate person.

Please do also take a moment to look at these webpages, which give guidance on keeping your child safe online.


What if my child is entitled to Free School Meals?

If you are entitled to Free School Meals and you are not attending as part of the school keyworker group, please email fsm@ntc.kent.sch.uk for further advice.


Please click here for further guidance on our online provision based on DfE guidelines.