Online learning – we are ready

As an Ed Tech 50 school, Royal Hospital School is ready to commence a full live online timetable for all pupils now that the schools are closed again. We deliver our online learning via MS Teams. During the first school closure we provided over 22,000 live lessons across 38 countries worldwide and we're ready to do it all again!


HOW CAN WE PROVIDE LIVE LESSONS ONLINE SO QUICKLY?

Every pupil at RHS had an iPad or laptop as part of their learning experience pre-Covid 19. Pupils were already well versed in using digital resources for learning, and many of our learning resources are digital.

Our incredible staff were trained in using Microsoft Teams before we went into the first school closures, meaning that we smoothly transitioned to remote teaching as staff and pupils adapted rapidly to online teaching, demonstrating their resilience and work ethic throughout.

Being able to deliver the full timetable live online immediately means that we are able to deliver our curriculum as planned despite the school closures.

Going forward, we have planned carefully to ensure all of our year groups and in particular GCSE and A level students will complete all of the curriculum. We await government guidance on how these qualifications will be assessed and continue to support this year groups at such a crucial stage in their school careers.

Although school closures are not ideal, we are fully confident that our remote teaching model will ensure that all of our pupils will continue to make excellent progress.

HOW ARE WE PROTECTING OUR PUPILS' WELLBEING

We are still delivering our pastoral care to our pupils. It has never been more important. Pupils will meet their tutors daily online in small groups. This provides a regular touchstone that enables us to support them in the best way possible and check they're happy and coping well with online learning.

WHAT DO OUR PARENTS THINK?

"The moment the schools closed RHS were providing a full online timetable for all of their pupils. We were so impressed that our children didn't miss a single lesson and still had such regular meetings with their tutors. Our kids also loved all the fun sports challenges to help them stay fit and have some fun! Thank you RHS for supporting our children through such a tough time."

"As a well-known car manufacturer once said, 'If only everything in life were as reliable as .....' Thank you, RHS, for being so responsive."