How we worked with our pupils and families in Covid
It seems that we have moved on so far from our 'Covid times' but, in reality, it is a very short time ago. At Nantgwyn, we celebrate how the whole #teamnantgwyn came together in this time and felt that a page on the website might serve a helpful point of recognition for the efforts of pupils, parents, staff and governors.
Thank you so much everyone for your support.
During Covid, we worked together to:
- Go to live lessons three days after the initial lockdown in March 2020
- Ran the full timetable for all pupils from age 3 through to age 16 through synchronous learning sessions
- Some mums and dads joined in the synchronous learning sessions too!
- Made phonecalls if anyone wasn't in the synchronous learning session to try and support everyone progressing in their learning
- Ran online small group sessions, in the same way that we would have in school, to provide a little bit of additional support for pupils
- Ran emotional support sessions for pupils
- Ran a 'superhub' for childrens of keyworkers to attend who would have ordinarily attended over 20 other local schools, working with the fabulous staff from all of those schools
- Sent children different things - colours, paper, sunflower seeds
- Our art teacher made every year 10 and year 11 GCSE pupils an individual pack of materials and resources that was specific to their pieces and interests
- Did regular check ins with all families and had chats with mums, dads, aunties, uncles, nans and grandads (and a whole host of other family members)
- Worked with our amazing local community to put together food and supplies for families who needed it
- Make sure that it was safe on site when we did return - measuring desk distances, working out different timetables, teachers moving to your classrooms instead of pupils moving around, changed break and lunchtimes, communicated a lot
- We ran the 'Nantgwyn strip' to make sure that drop off and collection was safe and that people didn't need to congregate to collect children.