Important Notice: Home Study

Owing to the current situation, we are having to put in place plans for home study for our young people, to ensure that they are still able to access the full curriculum. Consequently, where pupils are not in school and/ or staff are absent, work will be set regularly on Class Charts by class teachers with specific instructions for individual lessons.

Pupils should aim to follow their daily timetable of lessons so, five lessons per day. We would like to maintain a breadth and variety of study so there is no need to focus on any one sequence of lessons, on Showbie for example, as this may become overwhelming. Pupils should aim to complete work in line with the number of lessons per subject they have each week e.g. Spanish in Year 9 = 2 lessons per week. There should also be an additional homework task.

It is advisable that wherever pupils are not completing online tasks, they create individual subject folders, to store their work. This may be on Showbie but may also stand alongside if they would prefer. This will ensure that their work is organised for future reference and assessment.

Pastoral teams are currently liaising with families where internet access at home is unavailable. In this instance, pupils will be provided with a paper copy of individual subject booklets to complete. Again, this work should be completed according to the instructions within, in line with pupils’ usual timetables.

If you have not yet been contacted and you know that your child will not be able to rely on internet access at home, can you please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make sure that every pupil’s needs are met.


Learning at Home - Guidance and Information for Students


Headteacher's Blog

Wednesday 25th March

mw welcome

Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians,

I would just like to thank the amazing community of Ormskirk School for all the emails and telephone calls of support that school has received since we were instructed to close last Friday.

These really are unprecedented times and I will try my very best to keep you updated with regard to changes over the coming days / weeks. I appreciate fully that we will not get everything right – we have never had to consider distance learning on such a large scale before and as a school we are trying to navigate our way through it – as I know you are also. Please keep letting us know how it is going.

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