Leading Learning during Coronavirus
We have now settled in to the new school year, and it has been an absolute delight to see students back in classrooms, participating in active learning. We are now, thankfully, in a situation where the majority of our students are able to attend school in person; only an extremely small number need to isolate or have symptoms. This means that we do not currently need to provide ‘blended learning’ as we have done in previous terms. We all know that the best learning takes place face to face, in a classroom, and we are thrilled that our lessons can be taught in this way once again.
If your son or daughter is unwell and unable to attend school, they are not well enough to access learning. In this instance, they need to speak to their teachers or peers on their return and ensure that they catch up on any missed work. However, there may be a small number of occasions where students are at home but are perfectly well (for example when waiting for a PCR test result). In these instances, students should use the Teams sites for their classes to access the lesson materials, and Edulink to access Home Learning. Teachers will ensure that lesson and home learning materials are uploaded to these sites.
I hope that this information is useful and answers any questions you may have around the provision of learning for students at home. If you have any further questions please do contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.