Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

Expectations

Find out more about what you can expect from us and what we expect from your child

Expectations

Find out more about what you can expect from us and what we expect from your child

What you can expect from our school

Learning from our international Cognita colleagues that have now been teaching online for some months, we have agreed that English and maths will continue to follow our OMS APP curriculum. Most of our foundation subjects will continue to follow the overviews shared with parents in September. However, some changes have been made after taking into consideration the resources available at home. Lessons in English and maths will continue to be differentiated as will our high expectations of all learners.

What we expect from our pupils

  • I will set up a workspace free of things that might distract me. I will choose this space with my parents so that I can work efficiently.
  • I will check Microsoft Teams regularly for assignments and teacher feedback.
  • I will use the internet to help me learn and connect with my teachers and classmates. I will use it safely and responsibly.
  • I will only use technology at home if there is an adult present and they know I am using it.
  • If I need help with my lessons, I will contact my teacher through the learning platform.

How you can help your child

  • I will support my child to establish a routine to support learning.
  • I will identify a space where my child can participate without distraction.
  • I will remind my child of expectations for digital learning.
  • I will keep track of school communications.
  • Encourage my child to participate in physical activity or exercise whenever possible.
  • Speak to your child about their lessons and how they feel it is working.
  • If you have any questions, please email the class or subject teacher directly. Please do not comment on Microsoft Teams but use the established communication means such as the staff email.
  • During academic learning, the focus should be entirely on schoolwork sessions, therefore apps/tabs that are not relevant to academic learning should be closed and mobile phones put away.
  • For Games and PE lessons, it might be helpful for children to change into sports clothes to make a healthy distinction between academic work and physical exercise.
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