I hope that you all continue to remain safe and well? Digital learning has been challenging for some and we all appreciate your efforts to adapt to this new way of working. Our teachers have guided many of you through the technical elements of accessing various platforms and especially OneNote, where all learning tasks are accessed. We are pleased to report that 92% of pupils are accessing digital learning and continue to support those who for one reason or another are unable to do this on a regular basis. As many of you know, literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing tasks are posted on a daily basis, with both video and audio clips to explain specific learning. This allows for children to access new learning and progress their skills. In order for us to support progress we are monitoring the engagement of all pupils and from the wide variety of tasks and activities that are planned for and posted on a daily basis, we would hope that nearly all of our pupils are able to submit 3 literacy and numeracy tasks along with a health and wellbeing tasks every day. This means that daily spelling, reading and writing skills are consistently improved as will mental maths and core maths skills. We all appreciate that parents and carers are concerned about children’s progress, as are we, hence the reason that such measures are in place to best support this. As always, please get in touch should you require any help or support.
I would urge you to keep up to date with emails, texts, twitter and this blog in order to access the most up to date information in relation to changes to the return of children to full time in school education. As you are no doubt aware, the First Minister announced the return of our nursery and Primary 1 to 3 pupils from the 22nd of February, should transmission rates allow. We will keep you posted on the practicalities of this return as and when appropriate. Again, thank you for your continued support and hard work in relation to digital learning and I am sure that you will join me in expressing a huge thank you to all of our wonderful staff who have provided such a robust digital offering to support learning for all of our pupils.
Keep safe and well,