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Online learning

If you need an Office365 Username or Password (used for accessing your school emails and Microsoft Teams) please email your Head of Year. is for all other student IT support issues.


 Accessing school email & live lessons - Year 7 Guidance

Home Learning Update - 8th January 2021

this is only for individual students who are self-isolating, not class bubbles or whole year
groups, who will receive home learning via SMHW and Teams

Student Guide to 'Live' Remote Learning

How to access SMHW and Office 365 via your Playstation


Update: 18/11/2020

Update:  20/06/2020

Update:  29/04/2020

 Update:  21/04/2020

Home Learning Update from Mr Peake:

- Letter to all parents

- Year 7 Programme of Study

- Year 8 Programme of Study

- Year 9 Programme of Study

- Year 10 Programme of Study

- Year 12 Programme of Study

 Update:  03/04/2020

Home Learning Term 5 - Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you for your continued support with your child's home learning.  

Now that we have had a period of time to adapt to a new routine, we wish to suggest minor changes to provide increased structure to what needs to be studied and when.A

As from our return on Monday 20 April, we ask that all students study the subjects that they would have had on that day in accordance with their school timetable.  Therefore up to five subjects should be studied each day.  This does not mean students are required to follow the timings or order of the lessons yet it will provide guidance as to what they should be working on each day.  If the assigned tasks are more than one hour in length, these can be continued over a sequence of lessons/days.

With regards to students receiving feedback on the work completed to date, our Heads of Faculty are helping us to find a reasonable, pragmatic and manageable protocol for this and we will be releasing more information after Easter.  

I wish you a happy and healthy Easter. 

Charlie Peake
Assistant Headteacher

 How to Access Online Learning




If you still have difficulty accessing Remote Desktop, please email

Please include screen shots of any pop up messages and explain your problem as clear as possibly.  This is for Remote Desktop IT support only


Email is our preferred method of contact, however, if your query is urgent, please contact our parent/student helpline 01454 822108.  Please bear in mind that we have limited staff in the office so it may take a little time for them to answer your query.


HOME LEARNING GUIDANCE: Letter to parents/carers 23/03/2020

If you have any questions about online learning links which are not answered below, please contact the Data Office on 01454 822148 or

Remote Desktop Access

By using this technology teachers and students will be able to securely access their desktop environment from any location and on most devices that are connected to the internet.
Requirements to access the Remote Desk system:

• PC, Laptop or Mac
• Internet Explorer/Microsoft Remote Desktop (free to download)
• An Internet connection
• That’s it!

How do I Use Remote Desktop system?

 Log in using your username and password by clicking the following link:
• When entered for the first time eg. on a home device you will see a message asking you to allow a Microsoft add-on/plugin – this is normal and what you should expect to see.
• Depending on your device you may be asked for you username and password again.
• Once connected just click on the WIA Desktop icon
If you are asked to login a second time, or are having issues, try adding Learning\ before your username

PC Remote Desktop Access - video instructions


Accessing the Remote Desktop using a MAC:

Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app

Load the app and click the + icon to add a new 'workspace'

Type in: and click add

Load the WIA workspace and use your school computer login details to gain access

MAC Remote Desktop Access - video instructions


Show My Homework 

The majority of homework at Winterbourne Academy is set and uploaded to 'Show My Homework'.  Please click the icon below for further information



Hegarty Maths





The Science Department use the Seneca to aid their home learning.   Instructions on how to join this free resource can be found by clicking the image below


Integra Home Learning

Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to launch a new online resource to support parents, carers and teachers. This resource brings together a range of free and easy to access online activities and learning for children of all ages, and is clearly grouped into subjects and topics, such as English and Maths. 

They hope to develop this resource over time, creating a valuable tool for parents, as well as teachers to use when normal school attendance is disrupted.