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Student Online Learning

Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside school. These technologies provide powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. They can motivate, inspire discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

At North Huddersfield Trust School we provide all students with appropriately filtered and monitored access to the internet and a variety of ICT systems.

The school will take every reasonable precaution, including robust monitoring and filtering systems, to ensure that young people will be safe when they use the internet and ICT systems however, ultimately the school cannot be held responsible for the nature and content of materials accessed on the internet and using mobile technologies.

The school will try to ensure that students will have good access to digital technologies to enhance their learning and will, in return, expect the students to agree to be responsible users. A copy of the Student Acceptable Use Agreement that students acknowledge on Frog can be found below.

Online Learning Platforms

Find out all about the online learning platforms available to students

Online Safety

All students will receive, Online Safety education to help them understand the importance of safe use of technology and the internet – both in and out of school.

We also have a dedicated Online Safety area of our school website to support both students and parents.

Online Learning Platforms

Below you can find a summary of a few of the main software packages we have available for students. We actively encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning and knowing what resources are available to them can be very useful.

Office 365 Email Platform

All students are issued with an Office 365 account when they join North Huddersfield School. Office 365 is the schools main communication platform between staff and students and comes with some great features for students.

All students can:

  • Email their teachers and peers
  • Download Word, Excel and PowerPoint at home for FREE on up to 5 computers or laptops (students must have access to their Office 365 account in order to do this)

Click here to find out how to download the Microsoft Office Packages

Certain policies have been put in place to safeguard students when using the Office 365 platform whilst still giving students rich learning opportunities – these inlcude:

  • All student passwords must be of a certain complexity of at least 8 characters, including a capital letter and a number
  • Students cannot send emails to non school email addresses
  • Students can however, receive emails from external senders so that subscriptions can be made to educational platforms
  • Student email activity is monitored frequently to ensure the platform is being used safely and appropriately


Frog is the schools VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). All students are issued with an account when they join us at North Huddersfield Trust School.

Their username and password for Frog ALWAYS remain the same as their school network (school computer) login details.

Within Frog students have access to:

  • An abundance of learning materials their teachers have granted access to
  • Their school network home and shared resource areas


GCSEPod is an online learning platform available to all students however, this resource is tailored to Key Stage 4 students.

At the heart of GCSEPod are the videos. Otherwise known as “Pods”. Each one is a highly concentrated, 3-5-minute burst of audio-visual learning and is written by expert subject teachers then rigorously quality assured. Every pod is mapped to GCSE and IGCSE exam boards making this a fantastic resource for students.

GCSEPod have also released a mobile app for both Apple and Android devices so students can learn anywhere, anytime straight from their mobile devices. Students simply need to enter the login details they specified when signing up to GCSEPod.


FrogPlay is a self-marking quiz based, online revision site, which will allow students to learn independently and increase their levels and grades at school. It is designed to work anytime, anywhere on, ALL devices such as iPads, Android Tablets, Windows 8 devices and more!

Students can search and complete 1000’s of prebuilt, self-marking quizzes that earns them points to spend within the platform. The points can be used to purchase short games to play alongside their quizzes or ‘extras’ for their avatar character.

All students can access FrogPlay by logging into Frog and clicking the FrogPlay link on the student dashboard. The quizzes can be accessed by clicking the computer screen on the FrogPlay dashboard.

Sam Learning

Sam Learning is a quiz based, online revision site, which allows students to learn independently and increase their levels and grades at school.

Students can search and complete 1000’s of pre-built, self-marking quizzes and learning activities that earn them points to compete with their friends and spend within the platform. The points can be used to purchase ‘extras’ for their avatar character.

All students can access SamLearning using the login details issued to them by their teachers. Student usernames are constructed of a students date of birth followed by their initials.

For example John Smith who was born on 19th January 1998 would have a username and password of 190198JS

Oliver V5 (School Library System)

Oliver V5 LogoOliver V5 is a user-friendly web-based library management system (LMS) that can be used 24/7 on any device.

With a Netflix-like interface, Oliver boast many useful features:

  • Ask library – send questions and suggestions directly to the librarian
  • Access information about library events, clubs, services and other updates
  • View instantly new books and popular titles
  • Search the catalogue by keyword and other popular search options
  • Create your own ‘shopping list’ by adding books to a basket
  • Access subject reading list (British history, LGBT+ fiction, vampires, animal books, etc.)
  • Reserve books
  • Rate titles and write reviews
  • Share popular titles with others on social media or by email

In the future usage of this system will be expanded so that students have their own personalised login, can sign books out and can leave book reviews.