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Secondary Update – Parent and Learning Advisor Zoom Meeting – Wednesday 2 September

Posted: August 21, 2020

We hope that your children have enjoyed a positive start to the academic year.

As you may be aware, we are unable to proceed with the Parent Information Fair on Thursday 27 August but we still want to provide the opportunity for you to meet with Learning Advisors. This will enable a discussion on how your child/children have settled in at the start of term and also to discuss any issues or questions emerging.

With this in mind, we are offering the opportunity for a 10 minute Zoom based meeting with your child’s learning advisor on Wednesday 2 September between 1.30 to 5.20pm.

  • The booking system will open on Monday 24 August and you will receive an ESF app notification for how to book through Gateway. Please be assured that there are enough spaces for every parent to make a booking if they wish.
  • For any bookings you make, you will receive a Zoom invite/link on either Tuesday 1 September or the morning of Wednesday 2 September. This will include instructions for how to access Zoom.
  • These meetings will focus on an overview of how your child is doing at the start of term. For subject specific information, we will be sharing pre-recorded videos which will include contact details for relevant staff. We will also be sharing videos that give an overview of the MYP, IBDP, IBCP and CAS/Community Engagement.

On a separate note, next week we will also start to collect student feedback on our new approach to online learning of 100 minute lessons. This will initially be in the form of focus groups so we can have a deeper discussion regarding their experiences of these lessons. If you have any feedback regarding our approach to online learning or would like to discuss through a phone call or Zoom meeting, please let me know and I will look to arrange a time.

Have a great weekend and I hope your children have the opportunity to put away their laptops for a couple of days.

Mark Poulsum
Head of Secondary