In line with our focus on providing an excellent, all-round education our Remote Learning Programme continues to provide pupils with a broad and stimulating experience. As one parent put it, ‘Packwood has provided gold standard care’.
Another parent tweeted ‘The remote learning programme is absolutely wonderful and truly reflects the commitment and expertise of all his teachers #feeling grateful feeling lucky’.
In the Prep School all lessons were taught live through Microsoft Teams. The day started at 8.45am with a session with their Form Tutor, often including a short assembly or fun activity such as Funky Hair Friday. Pupils then engaged live with their teachers and classmates as they followed their normal timetable. Pupils particularly enjoyed the focus on practical subjects such as Drama, Art, Music and DT as well as their usual examined subjects. At lunchtimes there were voluntary supervised sessions for pupils to socialise with their friends. The school day finished at 3.15pm although pupils could choose to take part in one of many activities including sports clinics and challenges, Packwood Spring Watch and a range of Arts and Crafts.
Pupils continued to enjoy off curriculum days such as the Juniors’ ‘Round the World Day’ and the Year 8 ‘Shackleton Challenge Week’ culminating in a virtual camp out at home.
For pupils who are isolating at home and who are well enough to continue with their studies, normal lessons can be delivered through teams. Pupils are invited to join daily so they remain on track with their learning.
Acorns children took part in a range of live and pre-recorded sessions. The day started at 9.00am with a Form Session or Assembly delivered live through Microsoft Teams. They then took part in a series of bespoke sessions which had been pre-recorded by their teachers. This allowed parents to structure their learning day to fit in with their busy lives. Our sessions included all areas of school life from Phonics to Forest School. Any resources required were sent by post in a weekly pack. The day finished with a live story time with a teacher or the Headmaster.
Every week there was a one to one live session with every child as well as a check in with parents.