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the return CURRICULUM

There are no current plans to reduce the number of subjects taught or to change the timetable, other than the move to a two-week timetable already announced. 

The Return Curriculum considers how the school might make up any deficit of learning that was delayed in the Summer Term due to COVID-19 and the need for remote learning.

Phase One of this involves the testing of all students across the school, with the exception of those beginning their GCSE and A Level courses. 

Once these assessments have been analysed the School will implement Phase Two which involves additional support for students, including  utilising any Government initiatives. In addition, students in Year 11 and Year 13 will benefit from the usual weekly clinics structure which will begin after October Half-Term.

We are offering online learning to any student or students unable to attend school for any Covid-19 related reason. All teachers have now been issued with a tablet PC and we have trained all teachers in the use of Microsoft Teams and Zoom. This provision will be more interactive than the Summer Term programme. We expect the vast majority of lessons will feature both live teaching and an opportunity for students to work through tasks under teacher supervision. 

Should any local lockdown scenarios occur, we will make use of online and/or school based teaching as allowed by the relevant lockdown regulations. Whatever the circumstances, we will ensure teaching and learning is delivered to the highest possible standard.