Since we have returned to online learning our parent voice sessions and student leadership meetings have yielded some common themes as concerns. More than 60% of students are concerned about too much screen time and as the days continue to get shorter, spending time outside is increasingly limited. We have looked for a solution that has a positive impact on wellbeing without impacting learning. In addition, we have tried to work within the current timetable to “future proof” the plan. Should we move in and out of campus closures throughout the year then we will be able to transition smoothly in an out of the online framework.
From Monday 7th December some lessons will be “selection box” lessons where students can choose an activity that is most suitable for their needs at a given time. During this time students will be able to get away from their electronic devices. We have provided a large variety of activities for these times so I am that that there will be something for everyone. However, if students are unsure what will be best for them, we encourage them to discuss it with you or their form tutors. The “selection box” itself will be a dynamic document that students will have access to. When they think of great activities, they can share them with Heads of Year who will add them to the list.
Deputy Head Pastoral