Dynamic teaching and learning online
Our core values and focused academic teaching at Monmouth will remain at the heart of everything we deliver as part of our Online Schools programme.
Each member of staff has adapted quickly and positively to the challenges of remote learning and embraced the opportunities this will provide. At Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, we have a wonderful sense of community and we are all energised as we switch to deliver outstanding teaching and learning online.
To maintain a familiar framework and a sense of being at school, our current timetable will continue throughout the Summer term.
The day starts at 8.30am (BST) and teachers will aim to send work by 9am (BST) each day.
Teaching staff will be delivering their subjects through a portfolio of software packages – including Office 365 and Teams – while our younger children will use the Seesaw platform.
Pupils and parents will have guidance and support on how to use the packages, with parental controls a key feature.
Pupils will still receive some work via e-mail, but we will be training and encouraging our senior school community to use Teams, with our Pre-Prep and Prep pupils using Seesaw. Together with a bank of online resources, pupils will be set work against their usual timetable. Some lessons and Q&A sessions will be recorded, particularly for those who cannot follow their timetable in real-time, or our overseas students working in different time-zones.
Some departments, depending on the nature of the subject, may send work to pupils that covers a series of lessons. Support will be given throughout with teachers providing regular communication and verbal feedback and aiming to respond to pupils’ queries (verbal or written) as soon as they can.
The Ofqual blog
Follow the link below to watch two useful videos for teachers and Y11/13 students regarding summer 2020 arrangements.
Arrangements for summer 2020 (external link)