Information for Students

We will keep this page regularly updated with information to support you during the closure due to the coronavirus.  Please bear with us as we continue to develop this page further over the coming week:

 

  • Question
  • How do I access the work online and send work back?
  • Answer
  • Please access: Learning from Home
  • Try using Google Chrome as your internet browser.
  • When using Teams on a phone or iPad, you are not able to upload work to a folder.  If you are using a phone or iPad to access work you can email the teacher the work instead.

 

  • Question
  • My parent is an essential key worker and needs to change the arrangements for my care?
  • Answer
  • If it is possible for you to safely be kept at home, you should be.  If you cannot be safely kept at home and your parents need to contact the school, they should email Ms Gostling directly at d.gostling@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

 

  • Question
  • I am struggling with the work that a teacher has set?
  • Answer
  • You can contact your teacher directly using their school email account.  Please note that no personal email addresses can be used or responded to.

 

  • Question
  • I have a safeguarding concern about me another student?
  • Answer
  • Please email our Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Quartey on e.quartey@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk or call her directly during school hours on 07908 277599

 

  • Question
  • Someone in my family or me has developed a new persistent cough or high temperature?
  • Answer
  • Please follow the Stay At Home guidance from the NHS which can be found at this link.  It is absolutely essential that you follow these rules, to protect the health and lives of everyone in our community.
  • Question
  • How do I make sure I am being safe and sensible online?
  • Answer
  • Next time you go to post something, try to consider the following advice adapted from Kidscape, before you hit send:

  • Will I still feel good about what I have posted later on? – Remember the golden rule: never post when angry.  Once it is out there, even if you’ve deleted it others will have screenshotted it and sent it on!

  • Why am I posting? – Is it something you really want people to associate with you? Does it reflect who you are and the values you want to project?  If not, don’t post it.

  • Would I say this to someone in person? – it is very easy to type something you wouldn’t say in person.  If your answer is ‘no’, don’t post it.  You are still communicating with real people with real feelings.

  • Can this be interpreted differently by someone who sees this? – Think about whether what you have posted could be deemed as offensive or unkind.  If you saw someone else post it about you, how would you feel?

  • Am I being kind? – Treat others how you want to be treated!  If someone older in your family, or one of your friends read it, would they be shocked?

  • Is it really private and do I have permission to post it? – Often we post things on ‘private stories’ or in ‘private chats’ and think it won’t be shared.  This is not the case – think about who you have on your private stories and chats and whether it is even your information to share.  Would you want someone sharing the same information about you?  If not, don’t send it at all.  Also, be respectful of other people’s privacy – posting that unflattering shot of your friend might seem funny at the time, but it won’t be to them!

  • Would I like me? – If you were a stranger looking at your posts would you want to be friends with you? Consider the tone and content of what you put out there and if it is more negative and offensive than positive and supportive of others, delete it.

  • Is it legal? – Once you post something online it is legally published and you no longer own it, meaning anyone can use it as evidence.  Make sure you are not posting anything that could be seen as harassment, hate speech, threating violence, ruining someone’s reputation or pictures/comments that allude to illegal activity.

     

 

 

 

SFH6

SFH6 is a dynamic and forward looking Sixth Form with very high standards.  We ask our students to take responsibility for their own learning and we believe in the rights of all to achieve at the highest possible level.

We value aspiration, drive, energy and ambition.  We expect our students to be motivated, focused and willing to contribute at school, in the community and beyond.  We challenge them to become well balanced young people who make good decisions and respond to change with confidence and optimism.