Our remote learning plan

All queries regarding home learning should be sent to staffbrunts@bruntsacademy.org


How to ensure your child stays safe online

With pupils now spending more time online at home it is vitally important that they are kept as safe as possible, The following weblinks offer excellent advice on how to safeguard your child while they are online:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online - advice from the Government on all aspects of online safety.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - the NSPCC provides excellent advice for parents and carers on a range of topics including how to set up parental controls, the potential risks posed by online gaming and many more.



How to access Sam Learning

Below is a link to an introductory presentation to SAM learning which is a platform being used by faculties to support pupils when learning from home.
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The link below provides a short guide for pupils on how to access their SAM Learning account.
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Information for Parents regarding accessing the Seneca Learning Platform

If you’re at a loose-end and wish to provide an additional learning opportunity for your son/daughter then please visit https://www.senecalearning.com. Seneca is a free online platform offering a range of topics and subjects from Key Stage 3 all the way through to Key Stage 5. Seneca uses cognitive science and smart learning algorithms which are proven to make learners remember topics better. If a question is answered incorrectly, Seneca will show the content again but in a different format. It’ll even do it at a time when it’s optimal for the student to learn. Students will receive instant feedback from completed topics and will be given the opportunity to review misconceptions.

Information on how to log into MathsWatch

MathsWatch is the complete online maths platform that makes learning available to our students 24/7. It includes resources from Key Stage 3 up to A level. MathsWatch offers curriculum relative homework, videos and real exam questions, along with a wealth of resources that will help deliver learning at home and develop your childs’ confidence and fluency in maths. Click here:



If an entire group, year group or school closure is needed:


How to access Microsoft Teams for Home Learning

Below is a link to step-by-step instructions on how to access work through Microsoft Teams. 

Within 24 hours, faculty areas will move your child's timetable to online live lesson delivery through teams.

If you have any problems with passwords or logging in please email   is-support@ergo.co.uk who will be able to help with any queries.

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Other learning resources:

iDEA qualification

The Brunts Digital faculty have signed all of our Keystage 3 students up to the iDEA qualification (inspiring Digital Enterprise Award). This is a suite of qualifications similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. To achieve this qualification, students need to complete a range of units, all of which can be completed online. Each week, the computer science teachers will email each student in years 7-9 to advise them which units we would like them to complete each week. Students should feel free to cover more units if they choose to – there is a huge range to choose from.

Instructions on how to sign up along with which units to start with have already been sent out. More information can be found on this website: https://idea.org.uk/about

Please feel free to contact any of the Brunts Digital teachers for more information about this exciting course.


Fabulous FREE resource for our students:


for maths, biology, physics, chemistry….


Free access to Digital Textbooks

Pearson's are allowing free access to all KS3,KS4 & KS5 textbooks and Revision guides for 90 days. You have to send a request but could be really useful.


Support for Emotional Well-Being

If you find that your child is struggling, here are some suggestions for ways that you can help:
Contact your GP
Childline – 0800 1111 (https://www.childline.org.uk/)
Samaritans – 116 123
Young Minds – 0808 802 5544 https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/
• Contact the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) to make a parent referral – 0115 8542 299
Children’s Bereavement Centre - http://www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk/
3 Kings Road, Newark, Notts NG24 1EW
01636 551739


This service is provided by the Nottinghamshire school nursing service for young people aged 11-19. You will get a reply within 24 hours from an NHS School Nurse between 9:00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).