At Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, we rose to the challenge during the lockdowns and moved our outstanding educational offer online.
On 15th March, we officially welcomed back Years 3-6 and Years 11 and 13 – as well as students from our Sixth Form Foundation Year. These students joined our Nursery-Year 2 pupils who had been back since half term and had thrived at our Agincourt site.
Years 10 and 12 resumed lessons at school on Monday 22nd March.
We will recommence face to face teaching for all year groups in the Summer term.
Our remote learning provision was also hugely successful between April and July 2020 and we have recognised the importance of keeping our wonderful school community together even during the most difficult of times.
Whilst students remained at home, we continued to deliver live lessons to them via the excellent teaching community here in our schools. These live lessons were augmented by the reintroduction of our Habsmonmouth Online, a wonderful resource open to students, parents and all of us in the education and learning environment of our schools.
We realised there were initial concerns over time-zones, sharing equipment, accessing technology or even the global demand for broadband and websites. However, we understood these anxieties and were with you every step of the way during our online adventure together.
We have provided a link to safeguard your children online and showed you how to build in parental controls while your children worked independently or access projects via our portal.
We have always been proud that Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are so much more than what happens in the classroom. We might have been closed for the majority of our pupils as we entered 2021, but as a community and an educational establishment, we were open and continued to support our students in the world of learning.
I am sure that 2021 will be as challenging as 2020 but I am equally as confident that the strength of the Monmouth community will shine through and will be able to meet the challenges head-on.
I wish you all a very safe 2021 and please enjoy the learning opportunities.