Remote Learning

Remote Learning

St Edmund’s has an established reputation for excellence in remote learning across the 3-18 school.

Our programme was developed during the Summer 2020 lockdown.

In the event of the closure of a year group bubble or the whole school, we can immediately switch to online provision.

Although this cannot replicate the classroom experience, it offers excellent continuity of education in a safe and innovative online environment.

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The key elements of our provision are:

  • Live online lessons through Microsoft Teams
  • Work set and monitored via My School Portal
  • Regular live form group, tutorial sessions and assemblies
  • Use of outstanding learning platforms such as GCSEPOD
  • Teachers mark work submitted electronically and provide feedback within 72 hours
  • Academic Enhancement through our “Culture Club” seminar programme
  • Online Co-curricular programme: “The Menu of Opportunity”
  • Robust online Safeguarding processes
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We also had a programme of Culture Club Seminars taking place on a weekly basis, some of the topics include:

  • The Execution of Socrates
  • Battle of the Teutoberg Forest
  • St Edmund’s Cloud Zendo Meditation
  • The Most Beautiful Equation in the World
  • When: The Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing
  • Warrior Women
  • How to Be Free: An Introduction to Stoicism
  • Catastrophic Collapse
  • The American Civil War
  • ‘Where the infectious pestilence did reign’: How the plague influenced Shakespeare’s writing
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Co-Curricular:

  • St Edmund’s continued to run the House Competitions, finding creative ways to submit sport, music and drama performances virtually
  • We developed our weekly Menu of Opportunity, which has 7 editions to date and is a menu of online links to ‘live’ Shakespeare plays, safari parks, Science projects, I.T. qualifications, robotic art gallery tours and many more
  • There were online drama productions, choir performances, physical challenges and popular music compositions, judged by chart topping artist Dan Caplan
  • Our East Kent Schools Together partnership created a weekly well-being document, Feel Good Friday, which was circulated to all pupils, staff and parents

Parent feedback:

‘The school in our opinion did a brilliant job during the first lockdown.’

‘I am blown away by the quality of the work set, the motivation, encouragement and inspiration is all fabulous. I am gobsmacked by the provision.’

‘I first would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job you have done with home schooling our son throughout this difficult time. He has remained well motivated and stimulated throughout the whole period.’