Parkside Community School

In order to learn from home, your child must access Satchel:One (Show My Homework) by clicking the linked image below. If your child does not know their Satchel:One login, please use our IT Help Form to request a password reset.

satchel one

It is really important to continue to engage with your learning during any period of school closure. The information below explains how we want you to continue learning from home. We strongly encourage parents and carers to talk through the information below with students so that you can work together to get your learning from home right.


Distance Learning Support Guide

We've put together a support guide covering all the basics of how to access and use Satchel:One, your school email, and Microsoft Office apps (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc)

Distance Learning Support Guide.pdf

Our Remote Learning Policy

We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring that all pupils have access to the learning resources and support they need to succeed, especially when they are unable to attend school in person. Our Remote Learning Policy lays out the responsibilities of each of the members of our school community in relation to the provision of remote learning capability to our pupils and details the practical and operational matters associated with this provision.

Remote learning policy.pdf

How do I prepare for learning at home?

  • Talk through your plans for the day with your parent or carer.
  • Find a quiet place at home to work.
  • You will need to work from a device that can access the internet, in order to access Show My Homework (SMHW) and Microsoft teams. If you do have any IT issues, please contact the school immediately and we will support you to overcome these issues
  • Use your SMHW personal log-in to access your work for the day.
  • If you have downloaded the SMHW app onto your phone, click on the SMHW symbol to display your ‘To do list’
  • If you are using SMHW on a laptop/PC, please click on your calendar to display the work which has been set for you.
  • All your learning tasks will appear in your calendar on a day-to-day basis and there will be work from all your subjects. In order to complete all your work, you should follow your school timetable and you should structure your day like a normal school day. Please see the timetable on page 2 as an example.

How Should I structure my day?


What should I be doing?

Don’t forget to…

8:45 – 9:00

Setting up for your day.

Check you have everything to complete your work for the day, e.g. IT device, pen, paper and a quiet place to work.

**Check your SMHW for any live lesson invites.

9:00 – 10:00

Lesson 1

Submit your work via SMHW. Don’t forget to tick your work

off from your to do list.

10:00 – 11:00

Lesson 2

11:00 – 11:30


Have a drink and a healthy snack

11:30 – 12:30

Lesson 3

Submit your work via SMHW. Don’t forget to tick your work

off from your to do list.

12:30 – 13:30

Lesson 4

13:30 – 14:00

Dinner time

Make sure you have a break and something to eat

14:00 – 15:00

Lesson 5

Submit your work via SMHW. Don’t forget to tick your work

off from your to do list.

15:00 – 15:15

Check off your tasks on SMHW and

check you have submitted your work via SMHW

Talk to your parents/carers about your day.

If you need any help, please contact your teachers via SMHW


**If your teacher is inviting you to a live lesson, your teacher will notify you via SMHW, and will post a link to join the lesson, so it is important that you check your SMHW daily, first thing in the morning. Please see the ‘Live Lessons Guide’ on the school website for further details of live lessons.

Show My Homework Student Help

How do I log in to show my homework (satchel one)?

  1. Go to the show my homework website
  2. Select ‘student’ from the tabs above the login window.

    SMHW Login Page

  3. Click the "Sign in with Office 365" button
  4. On the Microsoft sign in page like seen below, write your full school email address.
    • This starts with the letter ‘y’ followed by the year you started Parkside School and the first two letters of your first name together with the first two letters of your surname. E.G. Joe Bloggs started y7 in 2020 so has the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Make sure you type in your FULL email address, spell ‘Derbyshire’ correctly and include the ‘,’ as these things are easily missed, and will prevent you from logging in.

    SMHW Login Page 2

  5. Then on the Parkside logon page, enter your school password.
    • Please note: This is not your previous Satchel:One password, but the password you log onto school computers with.

    SMHW Login Page 3

  6. If you forget your password, please fill in our ICT help form which will send a request directly to our ICT team.

How To Submit Work

Please see this guide on how to submit your work through Satchel:One


Follow the link to see how to use Show My Homework.

This covers things like using the app, how to message a teacher for support, uploading and submitting work, completing quizzes.

A Student's Guide to Show My Homework - Team Satchel


Need some help?

If you need more advice on how to use Show My Homework (satchel one) then simply click the following link to take you to an advice page. Here you will find advice on how to message teachers, how to submit work, how to view overdue homework and even advice on how to use Show My Homework on your devices.


Show My Homework Parent Help

What is Show My Homework?

I’m a parent, and I need some help with Show My Homework.

Below is a video guide to help you get started with Show My Homework (satchel one)

A Parent's Guide to Show My Homework - Team Satchel

If you need more detailed help on anything from logging in and checking homework, to using the app or adding multiple children to your account; simply click this link to take you to a guidance page.

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