General Information for Schools

As our world continues to change, OAC will in the first instance continue to teach and support the learning of students enrolled in OAC subjects.

Lessons will continue as scheduled and resources for learning will continue to be available online.

We are aware that for many schools you have students learning on-site and off-site. To help OAC teachers to continue to support you as OAC coordinator and the learning of your students we offer the following:

  • Regular communication with you
    • We will continually update you about changes to our working arrangements that impact on students learning
    • Teachers will be communicating with you regularly with specific subject related information
  • Flexibility re assessment timelines
    • When teachers extend deadlines on tasks they will communicate this with you
    • Deadlines are flexible and can be renegotiated by contacting the teacher before the due date
  • Flexibility for supervised tasks
    • Supervised tasks will be emailed to you from teachers. We will rely on you to distribute supervised tasks
    • Supervision can be by a family member
    • Tasks can be sent directly to the student
    • A supervision declaration can be downloaded from the sidebar of this page – to cover all tasks supervised by a parent/carer. Please ask for this to be completed and returned to this ASAP
  • Lesson recordings will be available in either Moodle or Google Classroom
    • All lessons will be recorded and saved online for students to access anytime

If you have questions regarding a specific subject please contact the subject teacher directly.

If you have any questions about managing the continuity of learning for your OAC enrolled students please email Paul Hennessy

OAC has developed a strong relationship with both DfE and non-DfE schools to provide curriculum options for their students:

Curriculum Choice

This type of enrolment fills the gap when your school is unable to provide students with the subjects they need. More information

Language options for schools

Options include our Language Partnership Program - language learning for whole classes of primary students. More information

Students who enrol due to a psychological condition

In this circumstance, schools are asked to read the Enrolment Information provided here.

Other options for schools

Schools wishing to explore other options are encouraged to contact Student Services.

For further information about enrolment including criteria, dates and fees, please see the Enrolment section of the website.

Reports are available online along with other important information about learner progress and achievement through Daymap.

See sidebar for helpsheets to assist in accessing and using Daymap.

Communicating reasons for student absent to the school allows us to keep accurate attendance records and also to support students in their learning.

You can communicate reasons for student absence in the following ways:

Please read our Attendance Policy (see sidebar for downloads) and Enrolment Expectations.

Please read the Partnership in Student Learning Pdf in the sidebar of this page.

The Learning Technology team provide technical support to OAC students and parents/supervisors to assist them using our learning technology.

The Help Desk is contactable by telephone and email: and also through a webform on the Help Desk page.

Helpsheets are available for the platforms supported by the College.

Open Access College Help Desk

Last updated: 21 November 2023