The 2019-20 academic year was the year that Coronavirus hit the world in the form of a global pandemic which has affected the way we live, which will continue for the foreseeable future.

During the national lockdown that occurred from March 2020, the majority of our children undertook learning at home and our schools worked quickly to provide learning activities either via Microsoft Teams for those who could access this technology platform or via paper-based alternatives for those who could not. Regular contact was maintained with all families via Teams or telephone.

Our schools have undertaken careful risk assessments to ensure that our schools are a Covid-secure, safe place to learn and to work and we were pleased to start welcoming children back during the summer term of 2020 and to all pupils in September 2020.

Whilst we know that the best place for children to learn is in school with their teachers, when there are positive cases of Covid19 determined, individual children or classes/year groups may have to self-isolate and staff and pupils work or learn remotely from home. The Department of Education have set out some clear expectations for remote education.  To view, please click here

Our trust-wide policy giving fuller details of how we are meeting these expectations is available below.