Welcome to St Matthew’s Academy

Digital Learning!

Here on our Digital Learning page you will find online learning resources including guides to support the use of Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft Applications.  Updates can also be found on Twitter via @StMattsLearning.

Our Digital Learning and Teaching Policy can be accessed by clicking here.

Digital Schools Award

We were awarded the Digital Schools Award on 19th April 2021 in recognition of excellence in integrating ICT into learning and teaching.  More information about the Digital Schools Award can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Home | Digital Schools Awards

Achieve Online Study Toolkit

All pupils in S4-S6 now have access to an online study toolkit through Achieve which they can use for revision.  Guidance on how to sign up and access the resources for a range of subjects can be found here.

Codes for different classes will be provided by Class Teachers.  To link up your class codes to the courses are undertaking, click here for a step-by-step guide to show you how.

Online Learning Resources

St Matthew’s Academy Library Blog

On our library blog you will find information about library related events and activities, links to useful resources, book reviews and recommendations to support you on your learning journey.  Click on the link above to access the blog.

Saint Matthew’s Experience Podcast

Music Department podcast featuring the musical talents of pupils from every year group.  There will be interviews, news bulletins, and other interesting items included in the programme.  Click the link above to tune in.

The History Beehive Podcast

History Department podcast to support learning at home for all year groups.  Click the link above to tune in.

St Matthew’s Academy Family Learning Blog

On our family learning blog you will find learning resources for pupils and parents/carers as well as information about family learning events.  Click on the link above to access the blog.

Developing the Young Workforce Blog

On our DYW blog you will find careers information to support subject choices in addition to support on completing applications and interviews.  Click on the link above to access the blog.

Microsoft Teams Support Guides

To open a support guide, click on the relevant download link below.  Documents will open in a new window.  For most files, adobe reader (or similar PDF file reading software) is required.

Support GuideLink
Remote Learning Guide for Parents and CarersDownload
Digital Learning ExpectationsDownload
Accessing Glow EmailDownload
Downloading the Microsoft Teams AppDownload
Signing in to the Microsoft Teams AppDownload
Joining a Team Using a CodeDownload
Submitting an AssignmentDownload
Resubmitting an AssignmentDownload

Turning on Channel NotificationsDownload
Live Session Support for PupilsDownload

Video Tutorials

Digital Skills Week 2020

Friday 4th – Friday 11th December

04.12.2020 – Digital Learning Expectations

The Sway presentation can be accessed by clicking the link. St Matthew’s Academy Digital Learning Expectations set out to ensure that online learning is effective and enjoyable. These have been written in line with our Promoting Positive Relationships Policy and reflect the expectations within the physical classroom.

Digital Learning Expectations

07.12.2020 – Recap of Glow and Signing in to Microsoft Teams

The Sway presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link. This will provide support on how to sign in to Glow, access glow email, download Office 365 and how to sign in to the Microsoft Teams app.

Recap of Glow and Signing in to Microsoft Teams
08.12.2020 – Using the Scan Function on Mobile Devices

The Sway presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link. When uploading responses to Microsoft Teams, a scan should be uploaded rather than a photo of answers. This can be done on Apple and Android devices. Instructions for both can be found in this resource.

Using the Scan Function on Mobile Devices

09.12.2020 – Submitting Assignments on Microsoft Teams

The Sway presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link. You can get an overview of all assignments due, in date order within Microsoft Teams. You should upload responses to these assignments online and you will find instructions on how to do this in the presentation.

Submitting Assignments on Microsoft Teams
10.12.2020 – Using Class NoteBook within Microsoft Teams

The Sway presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link. The Class NoteBook is being used across the school to share class notes, worked examples and homework. Pupils also have the opportunity to work together on tasks within the collaboration space.

Using Class NoteBook within Microsoft Teams
11.12.2020 – Safer Schools App Launch

The Sway presentation can be accessed by clicking on the first link.
The aim of the Safer Schools App is to help educate, empower, and protect children and those charged with helping to keep them safe as they navigate the world of technology and social media. Pupil codes have been emailed to them and parents/carers will receive theirs via text.

Safer Schools App Launch

Safer Internet Day 2021

Tuesday 9th February

Downloading Safer Schools App Pupil GuideDownload
Downloading Safer Schools App Parent GuideDownload
Online Safety SupportDownload