Distance Learning Action Page: Advice to pupils & parents

Due to the consequences of the school closure, we like to reassure pupils and parents that we still be providing tasks and activities so that pupils can stay engaged with their learning and access suitable education material at home. Click here to access our Online Learning Support page that contains tips, advice and a selection of online resources that are relevant to your studies.

An update on the support available to young people and their parents at this time for Careers Wales.

The Wales-wide live chat with expert careers advisers that we launched a couple of weeks ago is proving popular. This service is available Monday to Friday and is available for young people.   It’s an opportunity for them to discuss any concerns they have about next steps and their future options.

There is a live Q&A for parents with careers advisers on Thursday 23 April between 2-3pm. This is another opportunity for parents to chat through any concerns they have about their child’s next steps.  


Key Stage 3

We are suggesting that pupils follow the timetable below which ensures two hours of focused work throughout the week.

WEEK ONEMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Hour 1EnglishMathsScienceEnglishMaths
Hour 2HumanitiesTechnologyCreative ArtsLanguagesICT








Hour 1






Hour 2

Health and Well-Being




Project- Work

Each subject will be providing work via Show My Homework for each of the hours listed above. Subjects will also be providing project work which are designed to be used in the Project-Work slots above. We would expect pupils to complete one project in each two week period, which will extend their learning in areas they enjoy. They may choose to do more!

Key Stage 4

We would encourage all pupils to make revision notes from the Impact Wales document which you can find here. Making revision notes is extremely important in developing independent learning at any level of your child’s school journey.

Please click here for additional subject-specific revision documents to further enable your child to deepen their understanding.

Teachers will be setting work in line with the number of hours your child is usually timetabled for within the subject. Work will be uploaded to Show My Homework by the teacher on a day that pupils would usually be taught that subject.

Key Stage 5

We are advising Key Stage 5 pupils to refer to their class teachers instructions regarding setting of work. This will be set via email.


Please ensure pupils check their emails and log in to Show My Homework on a daily basis for up to date information – All Faculties are providing an overview of work set via Show My Homework, so our key message is: if in doubt, check  Show My Homework.

It is very important that your child adopts a structured and sensible approach to continuing their learning in these circumstances. They should aim to undertake work across a range of subjects each day, where illness does not prevent this. Where possible encourage your child to work at a table or desk and have school books to hand. Teachers will be checking emails and responding to work wherever possible and when well enough to do so; please do not expect an immediate response.

It is also important to look after our mental wellbeing during these uncertain times, for further information – please click here.

Should there be any problems accessing school email or logging on to SMH, please could you email helpdesk@maestegcs.bridgend.sch.uk who will guide and support you with your home studies.