As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK throughout 2020 and 2021, national lockdowns have forced schools to close on several occasions. During these lockdowns, Bishop's Stortford College delivers high-quality remote learning to pupils across our three schools, in addition to successfully engaging with pupil well-being and support.
In the Pre-Prep, parents are given access to a wide range of educational resources, activities, worksheets, plans and more to help support their child's remote learning at home. Live Zoom sessions are held throughout the week so that pupils can continue to interact with each other, their teachers and understand what their tasks are each day.
Developmental play is encouraged to ensure pupils continue to develop their independent learning skills. Parents are also encouraged to use the Pre-Prep online learning journals, enabling teachers to comment on the pupils' work and monitor their progress as usual. Online assemblies and mindfulness sessions are held online through Zoom, which pupils are asked to join and watch.
In the Prep School, pupils follow remote learning timetables including live Zoom lessons and completing tasks set for them on Firefly, their online learning portal. Music and Sport lessons are also delivered through live Zoom sessions.
Form teachers are on-hand on both Firefly and Zoom to support and talk to pupils should any well-being concerns arise.
In the Senior School, timetabled lessons are taught remotely through Zoom and Firefly. Well-being advice and activities are embedded into the curriculum. Teachers and pastoral staff make themselves freely available to pupils who require academic or pastoral support.
Pupils attend daily online assemblies. Sport and creative arts are provided for live and through Firefly. There is also a programme of co-curricular opportunities for pupils to engage with to explore passions, interests and more.
Provision for International Pupils
Lesson delivery is adapted to enable international pupils to overcome time differences. Our international pupils remain in touch with their peers, their Housemaster/Housemistress and their Tutors.