During the COVID-19 pandemic, St John’s adapted our delivery of the curriculum in order to ensure that our pupils continue to learn remotely.
The Kindergarten and Junior pupils accessed their lessons via Zoom. Each day, they received work which was emailed home. This was supplemented with Zoom sessions delivered by the class teacher and daily PE sessions to keep them active. Feedback is an essential part of learning and this continued throughout lockdown.
Meanwhile, our Senior School pupils followed their usual timetable using Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams provided the opportunity for learning to continue remotely with the ability for pupils to submit assignments electronically as well as receiving live teaching. During our first lockdown, pupils were even able to compete in a national Maths competitions despite the circumstances. Meanwhile, practical STEM education continued for Upper 4 (Year 9). A variety of learning experiences were offered to pupils even during lockdown.
This approach ensured that our pupils were able to continue to learn at home whilst also interacting on a daily basis with their teachers. We were pleased that academic learning continued and our emphasis on pastoral support continued during such challenging times.
Once out of lockdown we have continued to review our approach to remote schooling in order to be prepared for the future, ensuring that we provide the very best for our pupils.