Remote Learning

The School Day

The girls will follow the same timetable as if they were attending School, with some minor modifications to lesson times.

The day for all will begin, as it will every day, at 8.45am with Form Time. Your daughter needs to be present for this unless of course she is unwell, in which case please notify absence@kehsmail.co.uk in the usual way. We will be contacting parents if she is not present to be registered. This is a vital way for your daughter to stay in contact with her Form Tutor and her peers, and for her to receive whole school information. Form Tutors will share any whole school assemblies during this Form Time. We are asking that your daughter keeps her camera on for these live interactions, including lessons.

Following feedback from cohorts who were accessing a full programme of live online learning from home last term, we have made slight adjustments to the timings of lessons, so that there is a brief respite between lessons. The new timings are as follows:

Normal

Remote

Registration (and Assembly)

08.45 - 09.10

08.45 - 09.05

P1

09.10 - 09.50

09.10 - 09.45

P2

09.50 - 10.30

09.50 - 10.25

P3

10.30 - 11.10

10.30 - 11.10

Recess

11.10 - 11.35

11.10 - 11.35

P4

11.35 - 12.15

11.35 - 12.10

P5

12.15 - 12.50

12.15 - 12.50

Lunch

12.50 - 13.55

12.50 - 13.55

(Activities start at 1310)

P6

13.55 - 14.40

13.55 - 14.35

P7

14.40 - 15.20

14.40 - 15.15

P8

15.20 - 16.00

15.20 - 16.00

End of School

16.00

16.00

Lessons

Staff have all received training on the use of Google Classroom and Zoom software and all lessons will be conducted live with the teacher being available to offer assistance as they would do in a lesson in School.

Heads of Departments meet on a regular basis and we are sharing good practice within and between departments on a weekly basis.

We would encourage your daughter to have some breaks from the screen. Sometimes the live lessons will involve independent learning which will enable your daughter to step back from the screen, whilst having the teacher on hand to ask any queries which arise.

To avoid being overwhelmed by screen time, and again following feedback, homework will be either incorporated into the lesson itself or set as an offline activity, with the exception of any coursework. We are confident that, provided they engage fully, pupils will be ahead of the curriculum schedule at whichever point we are at when we return to school, as this proved to be the case last summer.

Teachers will set work either via the Zoom or Google Classroom platforms and girls are asked to adhere to the deadlines as they would do if they were in School. Feedback will be provided either over Zoom or via the google Classroom.

We will of course be monitoring closely your daughter’s academic progress and engagement and will be in touch if we have any concerns.

Pastoral Care

Form Tutors meet with the girls each morning, providing a regular point of contact. Year group assemblies are held regularly, as well as whole school assemblies which are held every Monday. Tutors are supported in their role by the Heads of Year, Head of Lower School, Head of Middle School, Director of Sixth Form and Vice Principal Pastoral. However, pastoral care is a responsibility shared by every member of the school community - subject teachers and support staff.

Parents, and girls, are encouraged to contact a member of the Pastoral Team if they need advice or guidance.

Extra-curricular

There will be a programme of extra-curricular activities which your daughter can access and further information about this can be found at https://www.kehs.org.uk/beyond-the-curriculum/clubs-societies. We continue to publicise news from School and the latest articles can be found at https://www.kehs.org.uk/about-us/news.

Communication

We are well aware of how unsettling the current situation is and will communicate to parents and girls as quickly as we can following further announcements from the Department for Education or Ofqual.

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