Learning at Home
Please click on the undernoted links to view parental guides for both Google Classroom and MS Teams.
Resources for remote learning
Support and resources for remote learning for parents/carers.
The website link is: Shire Digital Support
Online Learning Video
Online Learning Plans
Educational Psychology Service Phoneline
Remote Learning: Learner and Parent Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities – Learners
o Dedicate appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teacher(s)
o Check appropriate online platforms, as directed by the school, for information on courses, assignments, activities and resources daily.
o Identify an appropriate space to study/learn.
o Submit all assignments in accordance with provided timeline and/or due dates.
o Be mindful of your social and emotional well-being.
Roles & Responsibilities – Parents
Support their child / children in their learning by:
o Providing an environment conducive to learning (access to technology, appropriate study space during daytime).
○ Engaging in conversations on posted materials / assignments / activities.
○ Monitoring time spent engaging in online and offline learning, including variables such as preferred learning times (morning, afternoon, evening). Too much screen time must be avoided.
○ Support emotional balance by providing ample room and time for reflection, physical activity, conversation, and down-time.
Please follow the link below for some useful advice about the learning platforms your children will be engaging with and using.
Skills Development Scotland Support Information
Skills Development Scotland’s absolute priority remains supporting individuals, employers, partners and colleagues through the effects of the pandemic.
- SDS is continuing to provide career, information, advice and guidance for all young people. Our school careers advisers are endeavouring to maintain contact with pupils and we are looking at how we can further develop on-line services to support them.
- We are already working with the SQA and other awarding bodies in relation to Foundation Apprenticeships. This work will support their guidance for individuals and learning providers to ensure that the effects of disruption are minimised and that wherever possible, apprentices and learners are not negatively impacted in the longer term.
We will seek to keep all our partners updated on these developments moving forward.
- Careers Advisers will still be able to continue their support to pupils and their parents and carers. This will be done via telephone, Skype or online. To speak to a Careers Adviser call their local centre on 01467 623623 (Inverurie Centre) and 01779 479345 (Peterhead Centre). Details of all our centres can be found on My World of Work. Calls are being automatically re-routed to advisers (all of whom are home-working). Messaging can be provided for your comms channels if needed. Please be reassured that SDS Careers Advisers will continue to proactively contact pupils to offer them ongoing support.