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remote learning

As you may be aware, schools are required to have a remote learning plan in place so that any child who cannot attend school because of COVID-19 does not miss out on their learning. This letter explains our plans for remote learning for pupils who have to self-isolate, or where local or national restrictions mean that pupils need to stay at home.

Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school. A summary of our remote learning plan is below. Specific plans may differ depending on the subject, where this is the case, teachers will be in touch with more information.

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When will this model be used? If individual students, or small groups (outside of a bubble) are self isolating. If a bubble (this could be a form group in Year 7-9, or a whole year group in Year 10-13) need to  self isolate or if schools are asked to partially or fully close. 
Overview of Curriculum Provision Learners would follow their school timetable, which is on Google Calendar at the times they would do in school including tutor time.


Subject Teachers to set and monitor remote learning for learners daily on Google Classroom. This should be based on what their class is currently studying.

Some students may be invited to live streams of lessons, if possible. 

Learners would follow their school timetable, which is on Google Calendar at the times they would do in school including tutor time.


KS3 & KS4 Groups would access a combination of online lessons and online live lessons, and be able to interact with teachers via email, Google Classroom Chat, and Google Meet for Q&A.


KS5 Groups would access online live lessons for the majority of lessons, with some online lessons, and be able to contact teachers via email, Google Classroom Chat, and Google Meet.

Overview of Pastoral Provision Students will have a live online registration at 8:50 AM daily, where attendance will be monitored. 


Pastoral Contact to make a weekly phone call home to check on progress with Home Learning and welfare.

Students will have a live online registration at 8:50 AM daily, where attendance will be monitored. 


Pastoral Contact to make a weekly phone call home to check on progress with Home Learning and welfare.

All Home Learning will be set through the Harrow High School Google Platform, and will require students to log into this with their e-mail address, and password. Teachers are also likely to set work on other platforms such as SENECA, and Hegarty Maths, but the links to those will be posted on Google. 

All live online lessons and registrations will be delivered on Google Meet, and only be accessible via a e-mail address. All lessons will be recorded and attendance to lessons will be recorded.

What you’ll need at home

  • A device that can access the internet, such as a laptop, desktop computer, tablet or smartphone
  • A notebook or lined paper
  • Planner and board pen
  • A quiet space where they can work without interruption

If your child does not have any of the above, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help support you. Please note that we only have a limited number of devices we can loan students, so where families are able to share devices, they should do so. In some circumstances, the school will be able to organise  printed resources where pupils don’t have suitable online access.

What you can do to help

We appreciate that if this situation arises, it may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. We don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers. But, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what work they’ve done.

Our top tips:

  •   Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable.
  •   Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life
  •  Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active

Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or have any questions. 

How to use SMHW & G-Suite for Education

Thank you for your continued support

Kevin Patel

Deputy Headteacher

information for parents

Headteacher Letter 11.09.2020

Dear Parent/Carer

As we draw near to the end of our first full week back in school, I thought I’d take this opportunity to update you on how our return has gone.

After a short period of settling in, learners and staff have done an amazing job of adapting to our new systems. Learner behaviour around the school and in classrooms has been impeccable and the quality of teaching and learning is again excellent. The sense of common purpose and desire to get on with our core activity of teaching and learning is clear for all to see.

At the same time, everyone is aware of the need for safety and to protect each other and the use of sanitisers and cleaning wipes is allowing us to provide the full curriculum to all learners. We are currently risk assessing the use of science labs and hope to reintroduce some practical science lessons in the very near future.

We are of course, aware that should there be any confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst our school community, government guidance states that there may be a need for some learners and/or staff to isolate. We will of course keep you fully informed should this occur. In preparation for this, we are rolling out a series of initiatives including Google Classroom to facilitate high quality learning opportunities for learners who may have to work from home. Over the next two weeks, all learners will receive initial training in how to use this and I urge you to ask them to demonstrate it to you at home. We will write to you with more details in due course.

I would like to close by thanking you all for your support of the school in these difficult times. It is amazing to have our learners back learning and enjoying school with their friends.
Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely
Paul Gamble


28th August 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

We are writing to explain to you the procedures that we are putting in place as part of our reopening for all learners in September. We know this is still a very uncertain time and we also understand the importance of having young people back in full time education. This will bring benefits for their physical and mental health as well as ensuring that they are continuing their learning journey. We ask parents to be fully supportive of the school in these measures and to talk them through with their son/daughter. There is some school specific information here that new learners and Year 7s will not yet have full knowledge of but we will go through it with them in more detail on their first day at school.

Whilst we can never guarantee a risk free environment, we do take the health and safety of our community very seriously. In order to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of all we have followed government guidelines and set out the process for re-opening school next week in the attached document. You are advised to read the guidance very carefully and if you have any questions, please do contact the school to discuss by emailing Please put COVID measures in the title of the email.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school.

Yours sincerely
Paul Gamble


staying safe -help and guidance

Places to find support
If you have immediate concerns about the health, wellbeing and/or safety of any member of your household please refer to the contact details below:
Young Harrow Foundation – a website that is a hub for links to support being offered by charities and other organisations in Harrow.
NSPCC - - have a lot of tips, advice and support around the current Coronavirus pandemic including online safety and supporting your child’s anxiety
Childline - or 0800 1111 – offering advice and support for young people along with online games and distraction tools
Papyrus is a UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide, which a phone line for young people and parents/carers on 0800 068 4141. For more information, visit:
Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide and provide support 24/7 on 116 123.
For more information visit:
Kooth is a service for children and young people offering free counselling and support service.
For more information, visit:
WISH Harrow support young people who are self-harming and attend a school in the borough of Harrow by providing support through our Safe2speak counselling service. For more information visit:
The National Suicide Prevention Alliance is an alliance in England who take individual and collective action to reduce suicide.
For more information, visit:
Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. The number is 85258.
For more information visit:
Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for parents/carers and young people, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.
Alternatively, your child may prefer to call or visit the doctor, who may be able to provide other types of support.
If there is immediate risk call 999 Emergency Services



1 – How do I submit my work online on Show my Homework?

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6 – How many times can I attempt to compete a quiz on SMHW?

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7 – I am having problems opening and editing PDF documents – what should I do?

You do not need to edit or write on PDF documents. You can type your responses on Microsoft Word, or handwrite them and then upload a photograph

You can download adobe reader to read PDF documents but you will be unable to edit them

8How can I access work on SMHW?

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9 – Should my son/daughter complete all work set by all teachers?

Where possible yes. If they are struggling to complete all the work in a reasonable working day, please contact their Standards and Achievement Leader (SAL)

If they are unable to work for family or medical reasons at this difficult time then we completely understand. Again, please contact their Standards and Achievement Leader (SAL)

10 – Is SMHW the same as Satchel One?


11 – Who can I contact if there is an issue?

In the first case, contact should be through the Standards and Achievement Leader for the applicable year group. Contact Details:

Year SAL email
7 Mr Hallam
8 Mr Eston
9 Mr Gonçalves
10 Ms Barrett
11 Mr Preda
12/13 Ms Guthrie