Online Academy

Student Guides

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Accessing the Online Academy

All staff and students have a Microsoft 365 account that gives them full access to the Online Academy.  To log in staff and students should click on the “Quick Links” tab at the bottom of the website.  Click here to access Microsoft Teams Classroom

Username

The user account looks like this username@dartonacademy.org.uk a password will be issued in school and the user will be asked to change this when they first login. 

Password Reset

If a user forgets their password they can reset it by clicking here 

All students should know their usernames and passwords. If you have any issues with this please email the appropriate person below detailing your child’s name and if known username:

Academy email and user accountinfo@dartonacademy.org.uk
GCSE Podchipchasee@dartonacademy.org.uk
Hegarty Mathsashleyc@dartonacademy.org.uk
Language Nutgregoryh@dartonacademy.org.uk
Seneca LearningRequest password through Seneca - Learn 2x Faster (senecalearning.com)

Microsoft 365 – Are you a team player?

The Online Academy gives all students access to The Delta Academy – Online.  This includes Outlook Email and Calendar, One Drive Cloud Storage, Teams Classrooms, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and many more of the Microsoft 365 packages to use where ever they may be in the world.

Online Pastoral Team - Microsoft Teams

Support to keep you safe and well when you are away from school 

When schools are closed, it can be a worrying time for young people, parents and carers for a variety of reasons. You might be experiencing problems at home, be worried about your education, struggling with your mental health or lots of other issues that young people deal with daily.  

  • Each student will also be part of a team with their Learning Manager in the Pastoral Team. This will be where students will get updates, support, well-being and safeguarding information and keep in direct contact with the whole pastoral team

Safeguarding 

If there is ever a time when you don’t feel safe or if you know someone else who is not safe then you need to know that you can contact people who can help and it is that you tell someone if this happens to you or a friend. Victims should talk to a friend or adult they can trust. You can speak to a social worker by calling the Barnsley Assessment Team on 01226 772423 (Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm) or using the out of hours service on 01226 787789 who are available outside of these hours. Further details can be found at the following link: https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/safeguarding-families-in-barnsley/safeguarding-children-in-barnsley/ 

If you have an immediate concern and feel that a child is at risk of significant harm or danger please contact the police on 999 or 0114 2202020. 

Other useful helplines: 

Childline is a service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine by calling 0800 11 11, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine. https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

NSPCC – Child Protection Line This is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. Their National Child Protection Helpline provides advice to adults and children about child protection concerns. You can phone them on 0808 800 5000. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

Kooth.com: Kooth.com is an online counselling service that provides vulnerable young people, between the ages of 11 and 25, with advice and support for emotional or mental health problems. Kooth.com offers users a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way to access help. www.kooth.com 

Mental Health support: 

To look after your mental health it would be worth visiting the websites below which may be of use to you. Some have excellent apps that will help you with mindfulness, relaxation and coping with stress. 

Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/ 

Stop, Breathe, Think www.stopbreathethink.com 

Calm www.calm.com 

Headspace www.headspace.com 

Take care and remember that staff are available on 01226 232306 if you need to speak to somebody between 9.00am-3.00pm. Students often come to talk to a member of staff if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. We are one of the best places for our students to get reliable advice and support about a range of issues and we are still here to help during the current period so please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Please remember, we can’t be available ‘24/7’ but there are plenty of other good sources of advice and support listed  above if you need it when we are not available. 

Additional Online Learning

Key Stage 3

BBC Bitesize have also added daily lessons for pupils to follow that can be accessed here and here.

The Oak National Academy have also created lessons for pupils here

Key Stage 4

Additional work will also be set and/or accessed on the following websites (click to access):