Virtual Compass School
Thought for the Week
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” Mental Healthline
This is your base to explore our exciting online learning opportunities as we embark on this new phase of our journey together. While this is a time of of challenge, its is also one of opportunity to refine and develop your child as an independent learner; a skill that will serve them well throughout their lifetime.
Compass School staff remain committed to supporting you and your child/ren and will be reviewing our virtual provision on an ongoing basis to ensure it’s the best it can be. Parents and carers will play an essential role in delivering our online provision, so we welcome your feedback. If you have any tips, comments or feedback, please let us know by completing our Virtual School Feedback Form.
Virtual School Timetables
Click on the links below for your child’s school timetable.
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Spotlight on Wellbeing
We hope that these links encourage you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, empower you to seek help when you need it and support you to develop skills that will equip you not only for school and academic study, but for life!
Please use the links below to explore different ways to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing and please do remember that your teachers are here to support you.
Apps and Podcasts
Headspace have a mobile app which makes practicing mindfulness much easier! Helping you learn easy techniques that you can transfer from the session into your everyday life. You can sign up for free on their Take 10 programme – just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.
Breathe is a mindfulness app that helps you stay calm and battle anxiety by sending you gentle deep breathing reminders throughout the day.
Have a look at the Mental health foundation to download free wellbeing podcasts on mindfulness, exercise, diet, relaxation, stress and anxiety.
Happify will develop skills in order to boost emotional wellbeing.
UK-wide online CBT courses
Living Life To The Full covers low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.
The Serenity Program helps people deal with anxiety (Note: only their basic program is free; they charge for their more comprehensive program)
MoodGYM will help you learn cognitive behavioural therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression with MoodGYM, for free.
Mind and Body
Free yoga with downdog when you sign in using your school email address
Spotlight on Year 11
We have put together a timetable to best support pupils in continuing their studies with a focus on subjects you would like to pursue at college or from September onwards.
What is Unifrog?
Unifrog is an online platform where pupils can easily explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their next step after school.
Pupils will receive a welcome e-mail from Unifrog at 8:30 on Tuesday 24th March.
What is a MOOC?
A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course that you can select based on the subjects you have chosen to do at college or after your GCSEs. You access these via Unifrog and select up to 5 at a time. Each course lasts for a certain number of hours and number of weeks. You complete the courses online and can get a certificate for every course that you successfully complete. These will be great to keep your brains active in a purposeful and educational manner and look great when you start in September and on your CV.
Please note: While some courses require you to pay for certification, all Future Learn Unifrog courses are free.
What are my three subjects and who are my teachers?
We have a list of the subjects/courses that year 11 pupils have applied to study from September. We have put them into groups and assigned them a teacher. Your teacher will set assignments, reading and / or seminars to best prepare you for your start on these courses in September based on the A Level specifications. You will be invited to join this class on Microsoft Teams.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will lessons be taught?
When you see a subject on your timetable – you will be invited to complete assignments in your class on Microsoft Teams. All your work will be recorded on SMHW so that you can see the work for your whole week. You will have these links on your school email address.
How will we submit our classwork?
Your teacher will specify what they would like you to submit (send to them) or do and how to do this. Here is a video explaining how to submit work on Microsoft Teams. You will be able to chat to your teacher in Microsoft Teams or e-mail your teacher, your Learning Family Tutor or your Head of Year if you have any trouble.
How will we know what to study and when?
See the timetables for your year group and follow to add structure to your day and so that you don’t fall behind!
How can students log onto Microsoft Teams?
What websites can we use to support our learning?
- SMHW https://www.satchelone.com/login?userType=student
- Seneca All Years https://www.senecalearning.com/
- MathsWatch All Years https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
- Quizlet All years https://quizlet.com/latest
- GCSE Pod https://www.gcsepod.com/ and Parent Guide.
- Science: http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/
- Reading: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/;
- BBC Bitesize KS3 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv
- BBC Bitesize GCSE https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3