Dear Parents / Carers
I truly hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.
At the beginning of March, less than 1% of pupils across the UK were home educated. As of now, that figure will rise to nearly 100%. Some of you may find the prospect of supporting your child through their home study very exciting, seeing it as a great opportunity to get fully involved in your child’s education. However, I am almost certain that many of you will find the prospect rather daunting. Please don’t worry! Responsibility for your child’s academic progress still rests firmly with your child’s teachers. This special edition of our newsletter is all about ensuring you and your child can approach online learning with confidence.
Firstly, it is important that everyone has an “I can” attitude to this type of learning and that everyone is willing to have a go. If you are experiencing problems, then it is important that you contact the school through the help desk link on the school web site – use it you have difficulty accessing TEAMS or if you haven’t got access to a computer. You can also call the school and leave a message on our answer machine.
If you have difficulty understanding the work, then you can contact the teacher through the Chat function in Teams or email your teacher directly. We will be sending you a guide to help you with working from home; it is also contained in this edition of Ein Bro.
On a separate note, I will be producing a second newsletter later this half term for everyone who was due to sit GCSE, A-level and vocational qualifications this summer. This will further explain the process for awarding grades. At present, schools are waiting to be contacted by vocational course awarding bodies to clarify expectations in this particular area. As always, if there is anything else we can do by way of support; please do not hesitate to ask. Enjoy the online learning challenge!