Home Learning at St Richard’s from October 2020 onwards


It is vital that children at St Richard’s continue to make excellent progress in their learning whilst they are self-isolating or whilst we are closed to most pupils (for example, in a future lockdown). We are recommending a minimum of two hours of good-quality home learning per pupil per day whilst children are not in school.

From October 2020 onwards:

Internet-based home learning for self-isolation or lockdown: the school will be using the Education City platform to allow teachers to set, monitor and mark tasks on a daily basis for pupils in their class. Children have been shown how to access these resources. Click the button below to access the Education City homepage, then click ‘login’:



Internet-based home learning for a child exhibiting symptoms: Individual children who are sent home with symptoms of COVID-19 and who subsequently test positive may still be well enough to learn from home during their period of self-isolation. In this case, they should complete the self-isolation paper booklet given to them by their teacher and use the online resources here:

Oak National Academy and the BBC’s education package

Self-isolation paper-based home learning: In the case of a class bubble having to self-isolate, the class teacher will distribute a paper booklet with a sufficient amount of work to last for 10 school days. We are asking parents to support, mark and comment on their child(ren)’s work, and ensure that the work is returned to school as soon as their child(ren)’s self-isolation period ends. 

Lockdown paper-based home learning: If we go into a whole-school lockdown, children will bring home published CGP books with a greater quantity of work than the self-isolation booklet. There are answers at the back of most CGP books, as well as a comments sheet at the front. We are asking parents to use both to monitor their child(ren)’s efforts. House points will be awarded for returned work.

Please read our full Home Learning Policy October 2020 here.

Parents – if you have any questions or concerns about home learning, we do want to hear from you. Please email comments@st-richards.manchester.sch.uk stating your child’s full name, their class and their classteacher’s name as well as the nature of the comment or concern. Your comments will be responded to as soon as possible. Alternatively, phone school on 0161 224 5552.

Online Safety

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some Department for Education approved useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)