Home Learning

Supporting your home education

RM Unify

All the different websites and software we use with students can be accessed via RM Unify, our single sign-on platform. By logging on to RM Unify, students can access their email, Microsoft Office suite, saved documents, Teams and other learning platforms at school or from home. 

Why is home learning important?

At The Earls we believe that self-regulation and independence in learning are important skills for our students to develop, and this underpins our approach to home learning. The ability to think and work independently is vital for any young person entering the workplace, and by setting homework, we support our students in learning how to organise themselves to meet deadlines, to be resourceful in finding information and to complete work without adult supervision.

How will homework be set?

We use Microsoft Teams to set all home learning. Through the Assignments feature, students can access instructions and resources for each task, supporting them in organising their study routines. We encourage students to download the free Teams app on to their device, and to check it for new homework daily. Support with using Teams can be found at the bottom of this page.

To help our students develop excellent habits around homework we ask that parents:

  • Ensure that students have a quiet place to work and appropriate resources.
  • Support students with organisation – keeping school books and equipment in one place, with a copy of their timetable on the wall.
  • Provide students with encouragement to do homework even when the going gets tough and the homework is challenging. You could suggest that they check through books, ask a friend, look at their Microsoft Team or search for help online.
  • Avoid doing the homework for students, so that teachers can see what they can do independently.
  • Monitor stress levels. Reassure students that they might not get everything right first time, but that they are expected to try their best.

We expect our students to:

  • Look at Microsoft Teams every day.
  • Get into a routine for completing homework, that fits alongside family and other commitments.
  • Complete homework to the best of their ability and keep going even when the work is challenging. 
  • Submit homework via Teams or bring homework to school (as required by their teacher) on or before the deadline day.
  • Catch up on homework if they have been absent.  
  • Discuss with their teachers any problems they encounter before the deadline.

Remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic

Work will be set for individual students who are self-isolating as a post on Microsoft Teams. Students should look in their subject Team (KS4) or the subject channel in their class Team (KS3) to access the tasks.

Where whole classes or year groups are asked to isolate, we will supplement this provision with a live lesson timetable. Further information will be sent home in this event.

ICT Support

Password and login reset information will be sent to the primary parental email address we have on file.