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We are now one week in to our virtual school! On Monday we launched our new website and we have had some great feedback. We made it using the sites app in the google suite and it was quite fun to do- maybe you could have a go, too, at making a site. I’d be interested to see what you could come up with on a theme of your choice and I’d especially like to see a site with information about staying safe during this current crisis.
On our new website we have tried to provide the information you need in order for you to understand the approach we are taking and the expectations we have for your distance learning. Of course we may need to adapt things as we go along, but the message for the moment is.. so far so good. Lots of people have got stuck in to the work, and I’ve been really pleased that some teachers have already been sharing some of your work with me, and I look forward to seeing some more.
For the first part of the week I was at the school working in the Childcare Hub. It has been really good to meet new people from lots of different schools, and get to know some of the children too. The work people are doing there is amazing, and most importantly what we do is to allow essential workers to leave their children safely with us so they can get to work.
To end the week I’ve been working at home and had lots of meetings with colleagues on line which is a new experience but one I have enjoyed. We are all learning different ways of working, whether we are teachers or students.
Of course the thing most of us miss is the personal contact, particularly at a time when we need to be looking out for each other’s wellbeing and getting feedback on how things are going. At the start of the week I put a short survey out to staff and I can report we are all ok! We want to know how you are, too! Mr Oliver has put together a survey and I urge you to complete it please. It’s especially set up so as to provide advice and guidance if there are any problems. You can access the survey here: https://forms.gle/L5XF4fnYYhfMa3Jb6. Please note you must be logged in to your riscacom.net account in order to complete this.
Meanwhile, as always, take care and stay safe everyone.
THEME FOR THE WEEK: SAFETY FIRST
ASSEMBLY: HEADTEACHER’S VIDEO MESSAGE
TWEET OF THE WEEK