It outlined what we proposed to offer, based on collaborations with our other NAE schools and fellow NAE teaching professionals within the region and around the globe, who had their schools closed earlier than us. We were made aware of the possible pitfalls and mistakes they had made to ensure we got our VSE offering right for our students.
We set out a carefully planned curriculum to be delivered through our VSE ensuring that learning would not be interrupted and that students would not fall behind if they attended the timetabled sessions. From an educationalist's point of view, we firmly believed everything was in place for our students to succeed.
Naturally, there were parents who, in some cases, quite rightly said their children were struggling with VSE or they were struggling with the language barrier. Some parents also felt that there wasn't enough on-screen time for their children, some parents felt there was too much. I think it's important to remember, parents for probably the first time since preschool was fully immersed in their child's education and this was a huge adjustment they had to make under the constraints of lockdown and for many running their businesses from home.
As we stand at this time in the new academic year we are still in lockdown and unable to deliver face to face lessons.