Remote Learning

How can students work from home if they are self-isolating?


MEA remote learning curriculum is found on the online learning platform Microsoft Teams.

In Microsoft Teams, each class a student belongs to appears as a Team, in which staff upload lessons delivered at the end of each day. Students click on their class, then ‘General’, and then ‘Files’. This can be accessed by students at any time and will be useful for revision, or to check their understanding of topics taught.

In the event of a child being well but required to self-isolate, they should continue with their learning from home by logging into their Microsoft Teams account and completing the lessons uploaded in their class Teams each day, for the duration of their absence. Students should follow their timetable and complete the lessons from the previous day. These do not need to be returned to their teachers and completing this work will ensure there are no gaps in their learning whilst they are absent.

In the event of larger groups or year groups being required to self-isolate, we will also publish Assignments on Teams each week for each class, which students should complete (once they have followed the lessons for that week) and submit to be marked. This may be a quiz, a short answer question, or an extended piece of writing. This will vary across subjects. This assignment is to be completed and returned to the teacher. It will be in the ‘Assignment’ tab.

Please read the information below for more information on accessing Microsoft Teams.


In addition, to support students with their English and reading progress, below are links to ‘Padlet’ resources that students can access from any device with internet access, including smart phones. They include links to videos, online resources and worksheets that can be downloaded by students to work from.

Year 7:

Year 8:


How do students access Microsoft Teams?

MEA remote learning curriculum is found on the online learning platform Microsoft Teams.

This is accessed at no cost on computer or laptop via Office 365, and through the app store on mobile phones and tablets.

To access Microsoft Teams, students will need their login details for their MEA (Academy) Office 365 account to log in. These have been issued to students who were instructed to keep them in a safe place at home. They may be in their blazer and some students have taken a photograph of them on their phone.

If they cannot remember these login details, please contact the Leader or Manager of Character and Culture for your child’s year in the first instance.

Details on how to use Microsoft Teams have been issued to all students and guides can be found below:

Step by Step guide to log into Microsoft Teams

Student & Parent guide to using Microsoft Teams 

We have also produced some Frequently Asked Questions, available here.


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