The senior leadership team is currently developing plans for a full reopening in September. The plans will adhere fully to the government guidance in terms of any 'pod' restrictions and there will continue to be a sharp focus on school cleanliness, personal hygiene and limiting the number of external visitors on site. However we are also committed to ensuring that the return to school is as normal as possible for the children and that they are able to continue to benefit from the elements of their education such as sport, co-curricular activities and subject specialist teaching. A full plan and risk assessments will be produced ahead of the first day back on 7th September.
Remote Learning at The Paragon
Since we closed The Paragon School on Friday 20 March 2020 to all except children of key workers, a remote learning programme has been rolled out for all year groups, from Reception through to Year 6.
In the Pre-Prep department, children have been set daily English, Maths and ‘Challenge of the Day’ tasks linked to their topics. In the Prep, children are following a full academic curriculum remotely. All year groups have kept in contact with their classes and teachers with regular live class TEAMS meetings. We have continued with the provision of specialist lessons: art, music, sport and philosophy lessons as well as outdoor learning tasks.
Looking ahead to a possible further period of school closure, the senior leadership team will consider which elements of this programme should be replicated and which areas should be improved or developed based on parent, pupil and teacher feedback.
July Learning Programme
Our Summer Learning Programme is open to all pupils in Y2-5 and takes the form of a series of short, intensive learning sessions over the course of the month, which will seek to address any gaps in learning that may have emerged during lockdown. Children will attend school on eight days during July. The sessions are open to all, but are recommended for pupils who may have struggled to engage with online learning.