We break up today, this should have been a P1, Church.Pub dayWe haven't been in school since March 20th. On the Monday 23rd I did a few hours emptying fridges, clearing surfaces, etc. Then a colleague came in and moved all the plants to one location, cleared biological stuff. Now the whole school is being closed down as much as possible. That happened more quickly than we expected as we had offered to come in and photograph experimental set-ups etc.
All teaching moved online immediately. The teaching of the key worker children has moved to the nearby prep school (we are all part of the same school foundation), but they are just being supervised and doing the same online work as everyone else. I don't think after the first day or two any of the teachers were in school. They have been expected to set work remotely and be available to their classes at normal lesson times. Maybe we did this because we only had one week before term ended. This would now be Easter holidays for us. I don't know when other schools break up.
I know that teachers have being planning ways to teach the next sections remotely. A friend posted pictures of his home classroom, with a whiteboard mounted on the wall ready to film small sections of explanations. The year 7 teachers have agreed not to teach the next topic of Reproduction as this would be tricky to do remotely, and runs the risk of misunderstanding. Much easier to do at the start of next year when we hope to be back in school