Headteacher's Latest Update
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Video message from the Headteacher https://youtu.be/DImLggI0hR4 (2nd April).
Well, you have made it through week 2. Well done Weald School families and by that, I mean students and parents. Last week we sent out a Google Form to staff, students and parents to get some feedback on how the first week of remote learning had gone and we had an excellent response. When students are in school it is easier as a teacher to see if you have students with you. You can often see from the looks on students' faces or a lack of hands going up when a question is not understood. Getting feedback remotely is much harder for us and takes longer. I have made a short presentation from the feedback from students and parents available on this link https://www.showme.com/sh?h=TrYfdOS . Please watch it. It lasts just under eleven minutes. This has guided us in what we will ask staff to do in the coming weeks. We had an INSET/training day planned for Friday 3rd April and this will go ahead as planned. We will send some links to all students about the areas of remote learning that they have fed back they need guidance on. Parents, if students are not fully confident in these areas, please ensure they watch the instructional videos that they have been sent links to. Staff will be undergoing a variety of training activities, including making sure we are fully skilled up in a range of areas of remote learning.
We have our final end of term assembly on Thursday of this term with the presentation of the House Cup and Shackleton Award winners. The link to the assembly is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH9jdTlq630&feature=youtu.be and a video of the presentation of the Shackleton Award winners is on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-oPI5SjlGE. I hope you have a good Easter. Mr Brixey has written suggestions of activities to keep students busy and learning over the break.
The government is due to let schools and colleges know the guidelines and timelines for us to submit grades for students in years 11 and 13 this week. We will forward on any information in due course. Early guidance suggests that schools will be given several months to do this and that the grades will need to be submitted by July.