Remote Learning at The Paragon
We closed The Paragon School on Friday 20 March 2020 to all except children of key workers, and a remote learning programme was implemented for all year groups, from Reception through to Year 6.
In the Pre-Prep department, children were set daily English, Maths and ‘Challenge of the Day’ tasks linked to their topics. In the Prep, children followed a full academic curriculum remotely. All year groups kept in contact with their classes and teachers with regular live class TEAMS meetings. We 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 commenced at the start of the summer break and was open to all pupils in Years 2 - 5. Lessons took the form of a series of short, intensive learning sessions over the course of the month, which will sought to address any gaps in learning that may have emerged during lockdown. Children were given the opportunity to attend school on eight days during July. The sessions were open to all, but were recommended for pupils who may have struggled to engage with online learning.