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In the summer holiday of 2020, in preparation for possible further school closures, the staff attended a course on Microsoft Teams. As a consequence, when the school was compelled to close in January 2021, other than for the children of key workers, the school was fully prepared. All parents acknowledged the success of what the school offered.

The pupils were required to log in every morning at 9am, dressed in school uniform. The lessons, six lessons a day, were presented by the children’s subject teachers. The work, including an element of homework where appropriate, was submitted to the school, marked and returned to the pupils, usually within a 24 hour period. A considerable amount of imagination enabled music, drama, computing and games to form part of the curriculum.

In the event of a further closure, or if a pupil/teacher needs to self isolate, it is reassuring to know that the school has the facility, and experience, to immediately put into effect remote learning.

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