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Lessons in Lockdown, Dominic Robson Headteacher

Lockdown is an unusual way to start 2021. But we have been determined to continue our curriculum mission to develop 'scholars with a deep understanding and lifelong enthusiasm for learning'
12 Feb 2021
Written by Martha Davis
School News

Certainly, we are pleased that students have, despite technical challenges at times, shown fantastic engagement: 99% attendance at online school and merit totals for the whole school soaring to 20,000. Every year group has ended the term with reward Raffles.

As the half term has progressed, adaptions have been made: timetables have been tweaked; breakout rooms introduced and more collaborative tools such as Class Notebook and One Note have been trialled.

Of course, we can’t fully replicate our ‘normal ‘ curriculum.. Students are missing some of the more practical and social elements of a Vesey education. However, I have been very encouraged by the continuity of School life. Extensive careers provision, assemblies, drama, debating, cooking and music (from Choir to Orchestra) the House system and Charity fundraising are all flourishing online.

A big thank you to our parents and to our staff and governors, who have all supported high expectations with good cheer and warmth.
Snowdrops were described by Wordsworth as “venturous harbingers of spring.” Whether it be the inspiration of spring flowers or vaccination rollout, I hope, that after a restful half term, we can return with a restored sense of optimism and energy.

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