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The continuity of our pupils’ learning is of the utmost importance to us. We utilise Google Classroom to achieve this, with a blended learning approach to curriculum continuity. Staff will provide a variety of resources to support the learning of pupils, including…

  • Pre-recorded lesson content
  • Live Q+A Sessions
  • Electronic resources to access
  • Links to external providers
  • Assignment pieces via instruction

Staff will provide feedback and interaction with pupils as per our usual school policies and pupils are able to quickly contact teachers via the ‘private comment’ function of Classroom. As of February 2021, all families have been contacted and provided with a device and internet dongle if they were without, so that all have access. For those still encountering some difficulty, paper copies of all work are available to be collected from school (8am-4pm daily).

Please watch the video, or access the support guide below, if you or your child are encountering any difficulties with Google Classroom.

Useful Links & Resources

Oak Academy (A range of resources, lessons and learning opportunities to support at home learning)

Pearson e-Textbooks (After clicking ‘yes’ for the licence agreement, go to ‘Secondary Learners’ and then ‘Free eBook access’).

GCSE Pod (A series of videos and audio recordings for every subject. Pupils have log ins, if they have not logged in yet, click ‘New User’ and follow the instructions).

ClassCharts (Specific tasks that have been set via classroom teachers. Pupils have individual log ins).

Reading Plus (This is a specific intervention programme used with a handful of pupils at DTRB. Not all pupils have a log in for this).

Think U Know (14+) and Think U Know (11-13) (Resources put together to support parents talk and work with their children to articulate their emotional well-being).

A really valuable, user friendly guide to help and support your child during the January lockdown (including lots of FAQs) can be found here: Barnados Page 


Year Group Specific Support
Year 707936 028 288
Year 807729 107 571
Year 907745 782 700
Year 1007395 931 037
Year 1107745 791 236
Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Vallender)07387 698 231

Applications for Year 7 (September 2022 Intake)

Our Open Evening took place on Thursday 16th September. If you were unable to attend, or wish to visit during the school day, please contact the school office on 01942 510712 to arrange a tour from a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please also take the time to watch many of the videos we’ve had produced to support in making this important decision on secondary school application.

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