How Palmers Green High School has ensured continued learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Along with all schools nationwide, PGHS closed its doors on Monday 23rd March to protect the girls, staff and their families; however, in all other respects, we remained fully open. We specialise in educating girls, and have continued to do so throughout the pandemic. The School moved all of its teaching and learning online and now operates through Microsoft Teams. The girls from Year 4 upwards are following a full timetable with the younger girls using a modified version that better suits their learning needs. Staff are delivering live lessons in a range of very interactive and creative ways. Work is being set, submitted, marked and feedback given. All of which means that the staff and the girls know exactly where they are with their learning, just as they would if School were open. We are all very proud of the girls and feel confident that their learning is in an excellent place and they have not fallen behind during this period of school closure.
Pastoral Care is also something we pride ourselves on and daily form time sessions, one-to-one and small group meetings with a teacher, regular assemblies and ‘Friday Fundays’ mean that the high level of care and attention given when pupils are physically in School has been maintained even when working at a distance.
Preparation for school reopening on 1st June
We are now beginning to welcome back the younger girls to School in a well prepared, careful and sensible way to ensure that the School can remain as safe as possible for all of us. This is an exciting moment and one that enables us to look ahead to September. A full Risk Assessment and Staff, Pupil and Parent Protocols have been written. Please follow this link to the Risk Assessment.
If you are interested in finding out more about PGHS, please visit the Admissions section of our website, where you will find videos of the School that were put together as we closed to enable prospective parents to view the School. Please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the Admissions Team will telephone you. We will be resuming assessments for September admissions very shortly.
FAQs on the reopening of School
You can read our FAQs from parents on the re-opening of the School here.
Parent and Pupil Testimonials during Lockdown
Thank you to our parents and pupils who have sent some lovely messages of thanks into our teachers during this pandemic.
"Thank you for the amazing work you and the team at PGHS have done to get this home working effective. Incredible."
"Thank you all for your continued support at this very difficult time for all of us. I would just like to say that we appreciate all you do for the children."
"My daughter’s day seems happy, filled with routine and chatting to her friends. At first I thought this was going to be a challenge, but it’s going very well!"
"We are so impressed by the way the school has managed to offer such a comprehensive timetable in such difficult circumstances."
"Hi everyone at PGHS. Just to say Thank you for all your hard work. My daughter and a good number of other girls have followed their daily routine remotely and have kept busy all day. No time wasted. I am so pleased!!! Thank you."
"We are really grateful for the hard work you are putting in to continue to provide our girls their education."
"It makes our lives so much easier to have structure and planned school work ready for the girls each day."
"Thank you and everyone in PGHS for your hard efforts to continue educating the children under such challenging conditions."
"Yesterday went well and it did seem strange, but I enjoyed it." (Year 7)
"I have to say, online learning is actually quite enjoyable, and it is nice to experience independent learning. I hope this time isn't too difficult for you, and that you are keeping healthy and safe."(Year 11)