Learning from Home

This webpage will help and support you if you are learning from home. It provides information on learning, technical support and expectations.

All of the information you will need from your teachers to continue learning is available via Google Classroom. You will need to log in every day and complete the work set for you.

Remote Teaching and Learning Parent and Pupil Guide

The ‘Remote Teaching and Learning Parent and Pupil Guide’ provides support for parents and pupils as we deal with any situation of working from home including lockdown and periods of isolation.

This guide outlines our Remote Teaching and Learning Policy, pupil expectations, key information about pupil learning, which tools to use and technical guidance. We look forward to seeing you back in school but in the meantime we want you to work hard at home and stay connected with school and each other.

Remote Pastoral Parent and Pupil Guide

The 'Remote Pastoral Parent and Pupil Guide' provides support for parents and pupils as we deal with any situation of working from home including lockdown and periods of isolation.

This guide outlines our Pastoral Team, how to contact staff and what support we have in place for pupils when learning from home. We look forward to seeing you back in school but in the meantime we want you to work hard at home and stay connected with school and each other.

Help Videos

The following videos have been provided to support you in your use of Google Classroom in addition to the Technical Support provided within the guide above:

C2k MySchool

You can access the website here.

This is your homepage inside school which provides links to all of the tools that you need and can act as the same from home. The ‘Launch’ panel to the right of the home page has been updated to provide you with quick access to some services, others you can find under ‘View All’.

From this site you can access the following:

  • Files:
    • o N: Drive
    • o Shared Resources
  • Email via Office 365
  • G-Suite (all Google applications including Google Classroom)
  • Office 365 (all Microsoft applications including a download link to install these on your own devices)
  • C2k Media Library
  • C2k NewsDesk
    • You can keep up to date with news and information using C2k Media Library and C2k NewsDesk. 

Password Reset

To reset your own password from home click here

You need to know your username and existing password for this to work, if you do not know these then please contact Mr Browne via email by emailing info@antrimgrammar.antrim.ni.sch.uk.

Google Classroom

You can access Google Classroom here.

Teaching and Learning will be carried out using Google Classroom. You should follow your normal timetable and work should be set in advance of the lesson. If you need a class code, use your Registration Google Classroom to get these or ask for help.

You must use your school account to access Google Classroom – your email address is username123@c2ken.net and your password is your normal school password.

Staying Safe Online

As you learn from home, you will likely use the Internet much more than you normally would. It’s important that you behave responsibly online and that you stay safe. You should never share your password, personal details or private information with anyone online, especially those that you don’t know.

You should download the Safer Schools App that you will have heard about through school.

CEOP has lots of help and advice for staying safe online and can be accessed here: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

If you are in Year 8, 9 or 10, you can find help here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13

If you are in Year 11, 12, 13 or 15, you can find help here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/

  • You may receive emails from people who aren’t really who they say they are – always be wary when receiving emails with links to click or emails requesting personal information.
  • You should only use your school email for school, not for any other reason. Don’t click links or download anything if you don’t know who the sender is.
  • You should only use your C2k username and password for Google Classroom and ensure all communication with your teachers is like it would be in school face to face.
  • Consider your ‘screen time’ – you will be using your device all day as a learning tool so don’t use it all night too
    • o Switch off for 5 minutes every hour
    • o Get out for some fresh air
  • If you use Social Media, review your privacy settings to make sure only your friends can contact and interact with you
    • o Think before you post – would you be happy for anyone (family and teachers) to read / see it?
    • o Remember that anything you ‘post’ is online forever
    • o Your digital footprint is growing larger with everything you post online
  • Tell someone if you’re being bullied online – cyber bullying is not ‘ok’ and you can get help

You can get further help here: https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/navigating-secondary-school-online-safety-guide/#risks

You should download the Safer Schools NI app and register using the code for your year group from Google Classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question

Answer

Can I access my MySchool files and folders from home?

Go to www.c2kschools.net and use your C2k username and password to log in. Click on ‘View All’ and choose ‘Files and Apps’.

How do I log in to Google Classroom from home?

Go to classroom.google.com and use your C2k username (jbloggs287@c2ken.net) and password to log in.

I tried the above but it didn't require my log in details and took me to a blank Google Classroom.

There must be a Google account logged in in the background on your computer. When you open Google Classroom, click on the letter in the circle on the top right hand of the screen, sign out and sign in again with your C2k account

I used my C2k username and password but I could not log in to MySchool or Google Classroom.

C2k requires you to change your password every 100 days – it will lock you out of your account if you haven’t changed your password when this happens. You can use this link to change your password from home.

I tried to change my password but it didn't work / I have forgotten my password.

If you have tried to change your password unsuccessfully or have forgotten it, please contact info@antrimgrammar.antrim.ni.sch.uk

Your email will be forwarded to Mr Browne, who will contact you about next steps.

How will I know when a teacher has set me work?

Use Google Classroom on a daily basis, following your normal timetable. Keep checking on work throughout the day. In the event that work is not there, a teacher may be ill but ensure you check again regularly.

How can I ask my teacher a question?

You can add a Private Comment on an assignment on Google Classroom.

What happens if l have no internet connection?

You could try to hotspot through your phone.

If school closes, will the building remain open; can I come in to pick up books/files etc?

No – when school is closed, there will be no access to pupils.

How should I structure my day to work effectively from home?

Keeping a routine Monday to Friday will be central to making this work. Start as you mean to go on.

Get up, get breakfast/dressed and prepare to start work at 9.05am. Follow your daily timetable.

You may be fitting your schoolwork around other household routines but ensure you give it sufficient time.

Take leisure breaks and time away from screens. Where possible, get outside for a walk/fresh air.

Go to bed at a reasonable hour, so you are ready to start the next day.

Do I have to do schoolwork? What happens if I don't?

You will be coming back to school when directed and will continue to follow the curriculum. It is important that you have completed work to the best of your ability so that you are at the same stage in your learning as the rest of your class. You have to take personal responsibility for your learning.

I really need to talk to someone. Can I contact my Class Tutor or Year Tutor?

Yes, you can email info@antrimgrammar.antrim.ni.sch.uk and add your Class / Year Tutor’s name to the subject line of the email.