Coronavirus Secondary Closure Plan
As promised in our previous email this message contains details of our plans for remote teaching during the school closure.
Dear Secondary Parents,
We will be using Google Hangouts for interactive video conferencing lessons for all of our teaching groups. Teachers have already created many of the class groups and have been practicing with some of their classes. Students have been sent this document with information on the plans for remote learning.
We will follow the current two week class schedule (attached to this message) to ensure the content of the curriculum continues to be taught. However, we consider that a whole day of remote learning is too much for students so we will collapse the regular timetable so that teaching only takes place in the morning:
Period 1 9:00 - 9.30
Period 2 9.30 - 10.00
Period 3 10.00 - 10.30
Period 4 11.00 - 11.30
Period 5 11.30 - 12.00
Period 6 12.00 - 12.30
Teachers will be available to respond to student’s questions between 13.30 and 15.30 each weekday. Please note we have students preparing for IGCSE and IB examinations and these students should have priority.
Classes will vary from subject to subject, during the 30 minutes students may not spend the whole time on Hangouts but may be set tasks or projects that they can complete independently. Ideally, students should have a space in which to work without distraction during the morning classes. Students will be expected to share their completed work with their teachers via ManageBac, Google Drive or email for marking, assessment and feedback. Tasks set during this time will contribute to the term grade. If students miss classes their teacher will contact you directly.
Mr Bradley has spoken with all students and staff this morning to give the reasons for the school closure, talk about methods of preventing the spread of coronavirus and to outline our expectations regarding work and timetable during the closure.
We hope that this closure does not last long but we can only be guided by the government.
We hope that all of our community remain safe at this time.
The Secondary Senior Leadership Team