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Working from Home

By clicking on the tabs on the left hand side students parents and carers can access materials different to the standard work being set on Show My Homework. On this page is information from staff other than class teachers, for example, tutors and Directors of Learning assemblies. Also, there is easy access to guides sent by letter or email.

TFTW

Thought For The Week 19th October 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thought For The Week 7th September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting started on MS Teams

Please click here to view a guide on how to get started on MS 365 and Teams.

GMS is very confident that MS Teams offers the best functionality for teaching and learning, remotely and in school. The feedback from the control groups has been extremely positive:

  • improved communication between students and their teachers
  • improved way of working online and saving the work completed
  • collaborative student to student discussion of tasks, via the ‘chat’ function
  • easy editing of assessments and assignments
  • safe storage of all work completed
  • accessible on a computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

From one single platform all tasks, assessments, assignments and quiz type activities can be accessed and completed online. An important function is the ‘Files’ category, where a bank of subject specific resources can be uploaded ready for students to access and refer to.

GMS encourages all students, who have not yet familiarised themselves with Teams, to do the following:

Download Office 365 onto their devices (this is free through the school)

  1. Download the MS Teams app onto their phone, laptop or tablet
  2. Download MS Word, PowerPoint and One Note onto their phones, laptop or tablet (Click here for guide)
  3. Become familiar with their school email address and password
  4. Watch the short tutorial videos found below;

As with all new initiatives, time is required to embed the new technology. Please allow for some settling-in issues, for both staff and students, as everyone becomes more familiar with the MS platform.

Please be reassured that on-going support will be available, to ensure that this move is as seamless as possible, from teachers and the GMS Teaching and Learning group. Therefore, should difficulties arise in accessing MS Teams, please make contact with subject teachers in the first instance, but if the problem persists please email info@gms.bucks.sch.uk with the subject header MS Teams and a member of the Teaching and Learning group will make contact with you.

Click the below thumbnail to view a guide on how students can access their MS/Office 365 account and view/submit homework set for their various classes.

Top 10 Tips for Remote Learning

Remote learning can be a great way to continue learning outside the classroom, particularly in difficult circumstances. For students, it’s the perfect way to ensure they still receive the education they need, despite not being at school. However, it also requires a level of discipline and careful planning. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help students understand different aspects of remote learning and to support them in ensuring their experience is as safe and secure as it can be.

 

Information & Research Booklets – Summer Term 2 updated 29/05/20

Year 7
Subject Information
Year 8
Subject Information
Year 9
Subject Information

 

Year 10
Subject Information
Year 12
Subject Information

 

Year 11 into 12 Independent Research Booklet
(Updated 28/4/20)
Year 13
Transition & Research
Task Booklet

Additional Support

First News

The library in GMS subscribes to copies of First News every week. This week the publication has offered an online, freely accessible, copy of the publication to help parents, carers, children & schools during this time of school closure.

First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds; it aims to engage young adults with the news in an easy to understand, non-threatening way.


June 26th 2020
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June 19th 2020
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June 5th 2020
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May 29th 2020
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May 15th 2020
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May 1st 2020
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April 24th 2020
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March 27th 2020
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