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SET Beccles School engages students with remote learning as schools are closed again

The COVID-19 pandemic is yet again challenging us in all areas of our lives, including the closure of schools. With the majority of students remaining at home, SET Beccles School continues to maintain high standards of teaching and learning and a supportive environment having immediately moved to remote learning.

Children of key workers and children with certain needs including those with an EHCP are still attending school. We are continuing to work to keep our School as safe as possible. Mass Covid-19 testing is being carried out alongside our in-school education provision, as well as the other protective measures we are taking. These tests will help those staff and students who remain in school safe.

The School is delivering its curriculum via Google Classrooms, including ‘live’ lessons and assemblies. Students electronically ‘sign in’ each day prior to completing the work set and expectations of students remain high as they follow their usual timetable.

Our Year 7 students are focussing on identifying and using literary techniques in English. By embedding these skills, students will improve their own writing and their ability to analyse texts. This is a chance for them to develop their skills and improve their confidence. These skills are vital to the English curriculum; revisiting and consolidating them at home will give students the best chance of success when they return to school, when they will complete an assessed creative writing task, and are marked on their vocabulary and use of literary techniques.

In Art, our Year 10 students will explore the work of Margaret Mee; this could include contextual research, experimentation with materials, recording information visually or planning compositions. This work will give them the opportunity to develop their Component One Personal Portfolios and meet the requirements of the Assessment Objectives. This work is a continuation of their coursework, leading to the creation of a final outcome in the students preferred medium, with students receiving critiques of their work at key points.

SET Beccles students, staff and parents / carers have again patiently and proactively responded to these repeated challenges with fantastic commitment to continued engagement. The SET Beccles community have adapted and embraced the remote learning structures, actively making the best of opportunities presented.

“Throughout the term of this pandemic, the patience, understanding and support from parents and carers has been outstanding. Whilst I believe we are entering the toughest phase of the crisis so far, we can take confidence and reassurance from how we have coped up to this point.” Mark Barrow, Chief Executive Officer Seckford Education Trust.

All at SET Beccles are determined to do the very best for students and colleagues in these challenging times.

To find out more about SET Beccles School and to keep up to date with our activities in our Bulletin for Families please visit www.becclesschool.org.uk.