How Palmers Green High School 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.
During the school closure period, the girls from Year 4 upwards followed a full timetable with the younger girls using a modified version that better suited their learning needs. Staff delivered live lessons in a range of very interactive and creative ways. Work was set, submitted, marked and feedback given. All of this meant that the staff and the girls knew exactly where they are with their learning, just as they would if School were open. It was same story in the Senior School where all pupils from Year 7 to 11 have had their full timetable delivered to them remotely using Teams. We are proud to say that the live lessons and face to face daily contact has helped us all, pupils and teachers alike, to keep our daily routine without much disruption.
As lockdown eased, we carried out a full risk assessment and welcomed back the younger girls to School in June in a well prepared, careful and sensible way and the School is now enjoying being fully opened again in September. The advantage we have is that we are a small School with fewer than 300 pupils and small class sizes with a dedicated team of staff who work together to ensure that the girls are happy and fully engaged. The attitude to learning of the girls is second to none and we are very proud of them and feel confident that they are in an excellent place academically and pastorally.
If you are interested in finding out more about the School or our Nursery, please contact Admissions on 020 8886 1135 or email email@example.com. Our Admissions Office is open throughout the Summer to handle your enquiry and we may have some occasional spaces available for September in some year groups. You can also visit the Admissions section of our website which explains our Admissions process and offers a Virtual Tour.
A full Risk Assessment and Staff, Pupil and Parent Protocols have been written for the reopening of School.