Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

What you can expect from our school

  • A continuation of an excellent and robust curriculum
  • Online and offline learning activities
  • Continued high quality pastoral care
  • Regular communication from the school and teachers

What we expect from our pupils

  • Commitment to take part in all online learning and work hard
  • Willingness to step out of their comfort zone, especially when things are different or not straight forward

How you can help your child

Family comes first and must be your priority.

You are not expected to be your child’s teacher. Please do contact the school if you are struggling with the work that has been set.

It would be helpful to provide a dedicated work-space for your child along with the following equipment: IT device/pad of paper/notebook/exercise books/pen, pencil, colouring pens/pencils/maths equipment/calculator/ruler/text books/reading book (age appropriate).

Stick to a routine where possible. It may be helpful to print out a copy of your family timetable and how the school day will fit into it.

Recognise the need for regular breaks for your children.

Help your child to eat healthily.

Encourage children to keep in contact with their friends.

Enable children to be punctual for any live sessions

During academic learning, the focus should be entirely on schoolwork sessions, therefore apps/tabs that are not relevant to academic learning should be closed and mobile phones put away.

Keep communicating with us – if there is something that needs to be addressed or we could be doing something better, please do let us know.

For Games and PE lessons, it might be helpful for children to change into sports clothes to make a healthy distinction between academic work and physical exercise.

Parental involvement during video sessions

By bringing staff instruction into the home, the lessons can feel different. The same rules of communication apply as if this were a regularly taught lesson, meaning that the interaction in these lessons is between the teacher and the pupils alone.

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