F ollowing a hastily redrawn final week of term, in which the pandemic forced teaching and learning to move online, the College wanted to use the Easter Holidays to their fullest.
We consulted with parents, pupils and staff to reflect on the ways in which we could ensure teaching in the Summer Term meets the high standards you expect and we strive to achieve.
Parents, pupils and staff were asked to share their views and experience by way of an online survey.
The results were extremely helpful and we would like to share some of the headlines, and adjustments we are making in response:
- We will shorten the lesson times to 40 minutes as it was found that remote learning is more intense and tiring than classroom-based learning.
- We will bring afternoon lessons forward to allow some afternoon screen-free family time.
- Lessons will be as interactive as possible, engaging pupils in live discussion for part of the lessons.
- Weekly one-to-one tutorials will be scheduled with pupils, to monitor how they are adjusting to the new ways of working.
- We are planning a number of co-curricular and community events to connect the community as much as possible.
- We have set up guidance pages on Firefly to support both pupils and parents as a ‘one-stop shop’ for documents, videos, and details of who to contact and how – these can be accessed below: