We are very proud of our students!
Despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 situation, many of them have been working hard to upskill themselves on Microsoft Teams, and they are now regularly completing and submitting work to their teachers.
We are also very proud of our staff, who work tirelessly to provide purposeful work to support our students with their learning-needs, albeit remotely.
Likewise, we are very grateful to all of our parents and carers for your continued support to manage the home-learning schedule of your child, and for working closely with the school, to ensure that they make the most of the opportunities they are provided with to continue with their education at home.
Some of our students have expressed that they are, on times, feeling overwhelmed and struggle to meet all of the deadlines set via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case, we would encourage students to contact their teachers, who will be happy to extend the deadlines if necessary. Teachers will also accept late entry of work, so please do not worry. The Home Learning page of the website contains advice on a healthy work-life routine, and we continue to recommend that students complete two hours of school-work each day alongside other well-being activities.
As a school, we firmly believe that there should be a balance between work and well-being. Under “normal” circumstances, next week would be May Half-term on the school calendar. It is our intention that during this week, our school community has a well-earned break from learning and teaching, and to relax. We are therefore asking our teachers NOT to set work for the week commencing Monday 25th May and to allow our students time to “recharge their batteries” for a final push in the second half of the Summer Term. Work will resume on Monday June 1st.
Once again, many thanks to one and all for your hard work this term.