Since the beginning of the new term and lockdown our school has remained open to vulnerable pupils and children of key workers while the majority of our pupils have been home learning.
All pupils remaining in school and those completing home tuition have been much focused on their learning by attending virtual Google Classrooms and teacher live lessons, all in line with their school timetables.
All home learning is uploaded and ready for pupils before the start of each lesson. We have been well aware that some pupils live in households where there are several children accessing home learning from a limited number of devices. The work that pupils need to complete for any one lesson has therefore been set for completion within an hour, with any additional homework task to be set in line with the homework timetable at the teacher’s discretion.
On the whole since the beginning of term ‘Home Learning’ has been set and undertaken very successfully and we have been very impressed with parent involvement in providing the opportunity for pupils to continue with their learning.
The numbers of pupils attending school has relatively been increasing throughout the term to over 80 in recent weeks. Pupils in school from different year groups are kept completely apart throughout the day and are accommodated in same year group classrooms and have supervised access to home with any SEND additional support required. Pupils occasionally are provided with PE provision.
Pictured are Year 7 pupils undertaking their online learning in their dedicated classroom. Ruby Folan explained, ‘I’m quite happy doing my five hours learning in school because I can get more done, especially because at home I have to share a computer with my siblings.’ Chloe Fielding, Casey Reid and Maddie Jo Harrison all agreed stating ‘The equipment is all here to help us complete everything, plus we have a teacher with us.’ Molly Barker was also appreciative of being able to attend school commenting, ‘I’ve had a lot to do but I’ve kept my head down and got on with completing everything set.’
Pupils later had the opportunity to attend a PE session in the sports hall to conclude their time tabled learning by participating in a friendly game of table tennis.