27 March 2020
Please accept our thanks for everything you have done to support your child’s learning over the past week. We appreciate this has not been an easy transition for anyone involved but having reviewed the work shared with our staff, Amington students continue to make us all very proud.
As you will be aware, following announcements from Government, we had to move rapidly. It was crucial for us to ensure we could provide a continuity of learning for our students as we transitioned from school based learning to remote learning. I hope that the adjustment has been as smooth as it could be considering the speed at which we had to act. Of course, our Year 11 students have been particularly disrupted as they prepared for summer examinations. We will be updating Year 11 students and families as soon as we are provided with information ourselves. In the meantime, we are partnering with Alphas Careers to offer Year 11 students independent support and guidance at this difficult time and of course all of our students in every year group are always welcome to contact their tutors or Progress Leaders through EduLink.
I would like to clarify that as children work at different paces, some children will complete all of the tasks set in one day and some will not. All we ask is that your child completes whatever they can between 9am and 3pm, including regular breaks.
If you require any support, or are struggling to understand the work set for a particular lesson or subject, please message the teacher on EduLink who will be more than happy to offer further advice. We fully appreciate that some of the material may be difficult to understand without teacher support, so we are here to help if you need us.
As you will know, at Amington we aim to be the best we can be and this includes the online services which have now become the primary method of teaching our students. This new way of learning is something that will evolve over the coming weeks and I hope to gather feedback from both students, parents and staff as to the range of experiences that the new interface is providing. To this end, we will shortly be sending out a survey through which we can measure the effectiveness of our virtual school. We will listen to feedback in order for us to develop our offer and make it appropriate for our community.
We appreciate the messages of support and thanks received by our teachers over recent weeks. The uncertain situation and new working environments have been an adjustment that we have all had to embrace. We will continue to do our very best to support your child’s learning through the challenging times ahead.
Please stay home and take care.
Mr A Deen