This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. 

For details of what to expect where individual students are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to students at home

A student’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of students being sent home?

The instant remote education that we provide is for students to access their Distance Learning lessons through Teams in the Class Materials tab. Students should select the relevant half term, the relevant band & week and then work through the lessons that have been uploaded for that day or week. These lessons are in line with the learning taking place in school.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?


Distance Learning Provision, including live lessons, will be accessed through Microsoft Teams using the link below.


Your log in details:

Enter your username, this will end in

For example:

Username: [email protected]
Password: chssouth

Please contact the school if you do not know your username or if you need your password to be reset.

Home Learning Platforms



If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education:

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely:

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows:

Remote education for self-isolating students

Where individual students need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching students both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?


Weekly Timetables


Microsoft Teams is the hub for most of your child’s Distance Learning. If your child is sent home from school, they will be able to continue with the same learning that is happening in class as this has all been placed on Microsoft Teams.

Distance learning will be placed in the CLASS SUBJECT TEAMs (e.g. CSO Year 7 Science Class 7so-Sc3) in the files tab in the folder labelled ‘Class Materials’ (more information below).



Logging on

To access Microsoft Teams:

Please CLICK HERE FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS log on and click sign in.


Your log in details 

Enter your username, this will end in 

For example:

Username: [email protected]

Password: chssouth

You should already have been given your login details. 

Please contact the school if you do not know your username or if you need your password to be reset.


Teams Homepage

When you log on, click on Teams on the right-hand bar to view all your class subjects.


Distance Learning

If sent home from school, students are able to follow their lessons from home. 

Once you have clicked on one of your subjects, such as English:

  • Find the bar at the top and click on Files. 
  • Within these folders will be all the lessons from your class teacher. 


Class Materials

  • Choose the correct term folder e.g. Autumn term 1
  • Year 7 – the folders will be split into your registration groups.  
  • Year 8 & 9 – the folders will be split into either CH band or SO band. Make sure you choose your correct band for that subject. Ask your teacher if you don’t know this.  
  • Then choose the folder with correct week of the term (e.g. week 3) and your learning for that week will be here. 
  • Distance learning for teams should be handwritten in your exercise books. If you don'rt have your book, please write on paper and keep the paper organised ready to bring into school.

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