Virtual school

If Hermitage Academy needs to operate virtually this page provides useful learning resources which students can use at home.

Hermitage Academy virtual school logo

All students

Work will be uploaded and delivered by teachers using the Microsoft Teams platform. We will do this for the subjects they would normally have on each given day. Work will be uploaded prior to the start of each lesson so students can access this.

Students all have their individual login information for Microsoft Teams. However, if there is an issue then please email: or call the school directly on 0191 388 7161.

Students will be set work for each lesson. They should read the information and instructions shared with them carefully. They should listen carefully to their teachers. Attendance and conduct expectations remain the same as though the student was in school.

Students must ensure that they can complete work as neatly as they would in school. Class teachers will be checking through this work.

Years 10 and 11

Students in Years 10 and 11 may well be directed to complete activities on GCSE Pod and Hegarty Maths alongside their live lessons. Again, this information will be shared via Microsoft Teams. Again, students all have their individual log in information and can log in via .

Years 12 and 13

Both Year 12 and 13 students will be able to communicate with their teachers through Microsoft Teams. All of their lessons will be streamed via this platform and appropriate work and resources will be available for students prior to their lessons.


Students - what you should do:

  • It is really important for your future to keep working hard and follow the school routine as far as you can.
  • Follow your normal timetable, as much as possible.
  • Complete all work to the best of your ability and as neatly as possible. 

Parents/carers - what you can do if your child is studying at home:

  • Provide a quiet space for your child to work in. 
  • Encourage your child to complete all work to the best of their ability and as neatly as possible. 
  • Ask your child about the work they are doing and help them where you can; a great way of doing this is by testing them on what they have learned. 
  • Keep your child’s email login details safe and remind them of them where necessary. 
  • If you have any general queries, please contact the school enquiry line on

What to do if your child is ill:

  • If your child in unable to attend school because they are unwell or because they are self-isolating because of a family member being unwell, please report this as usual to school. 
  • Please follow NHS guidance in relation to Coronavirus: 

We understand that this is a difficult and worrying time, and we aim to keep parents and students updated and informed regularly in relation to what is happening with school. Please check our website for further updates.


Coronavirus explained for children by Nosy Crow

National Online Safety 

National Online Safety (NOS) have published lots of helpful information and tips for staying safe online. NOS also have handy guides on popular apps such as TikTok, Snapchat and Netflix as well as advice and guidance for remote learning.

Useful links

Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home:

Skills builder online activities:

The world of work:

Degree level apprenticeships/ Women in STEM:

Virtual tours of workplaces: