Microsoft Office

Students at Ormiston Chadwick Academy are given their own email address which will allow them to communicate with staff for the purpose of homework, coursework and academic feedback.

This email account will be linked to the student’s Academy username and password and is provided for educational use only. Students will be asked to ensure that they do not use this as a personal email account and that they adhere to the following rules:

  • Only send emails to staff that are related to your studies at the Academy
  • Do not email other students unless given permission to by a member of staff
  • Be respectful to others and do not send any inappropriate messages
  • Do not send any inappropriate images via email or store them on the Office 365 system
  • Do not subscribe to any social media sites or website mailings list using an Academy email address

All emails sent through our system can be monitored and misuse will be dealt with as a behaviour incident, which could result in this facility being removed from a student as well as a further sanction. We ask that you discuss this with your child to ensure that they are aware of this and that they conduct themselves appropriately.

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We have chosen Microsoft’s Office 365 platform to provide the Academy’s email system which has the added benefit of providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office 365, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here and the program continues

Instruct your child to follow these simple steps to get Office:

1. For PC and Mac:
a. Visit Office.com/GetOffice365
b. Click through to sign in with school-provided credentials & download
c. On the installation page select your language and click install

2. For iOS and Android:
a. Download from your app store
• iPad: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• iPhone
• Android
b. Sign in with your school credentials for full editing capability

Your child will need their Academy username followed by @ocacademy.co.uk and their network password to sign in. If you have trouble installing Office, this guide may resolve your issue: http://aka.ms/office365help.

The availability and compatibility of this software is determined by Microsoft and the Academy can take no role or responsibility in supporting these installations. Please also note that this software is only available to you whilst your child is at the Academy, students will have their license removed when they leave or if the breach the rules for use outlined above.

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to your child having an email account please contact either your child’s ICT teacher or the IT Manager at the Academy.