MP Graham Stuart has held a virtual meeting with Longcroft School and Sixth Form College’s Head of School, Irie Grant, and Executive Headteacher, Jonathan Britton, to find out how the school is coping with remote learning.
Laptops supplied by the Government have been supplemented by those already owned by the school, and pupils have used a variety of IT to access lessons, including smart TVs and game stations.
A combination of recorded lessons, messaging to teachers, live lectures, live subject support sessions and phone conversations with teachers have helped to keep pupils moving forwards.
Graham learned how main subject lessons had been supplemented by live lectures hosted by a range of outside sources.
Those sources included York University, The Deep aquarium in Hull, museums and Royal Shakespeare Company performances.
Graham said; “In the face of coronavirus, it is great to see Longcroft seizing opportunities to go beyond the main curriculum to include archaeology and marine life – while keeping mainstream learning up to the mark”.
“Staff and pupils have risen to the major challenge of the pandemic, with the support of parents and the IT equipment supplied by the Department for Education.”
“We have created an exciting platform at Longcroft, that will provide in partnership with numerous organisations, including universities, museums, the arts and businesses, a quality resource for the future.”