At Maltman’s Green the safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff is our top priority and as such we have produced a robust Risk Assessment and Mitigation Procedures that outline the measures we have adopted to prevent the spread of the virus. We operate in line with the most recent government guidance for schools.
We have invested in facilities that allow for easier social distancing and improved hygiene. This includes extra toilets, hand washing stations, upgraded IT hardware, additional furniture and safety screens.
There is no predicting the future need for adaptations should we experience a spike in infection rates and localised measures so we are making sure that we will have the capability to respond swiftly and provide full on site teaching, full distance learning and any blend of the two as required.
Maltman’s Green is committed to delivering excellence in education. Our extensive school site offers first class facilities and outstanding sporting and extra-curricular opportunities, but what marks us an exceptional school is our first-class teaching, and this is something that does not change in a virtual learning world.
Through the use of digital tools such as Microsoft Teams, My School Portal, live lessons and video/audio streaming, we are able to offer a robust educational experience, allowing the girls to make use of online learning programmes and take part in live sessions that help to bring the learning to life and the Maltman’s community together.
Through a close, supportive partnership with parents, our distance learning provision can be a success for our girls, allowing them to enjoy a thorough, varied and stimulating virtual education.
The girls’ timetables can be adapted for home learning, while still offering a full programme of lessons and activities. We appreciate that not all families can necessarily stick to our schedules, so provision is made for work and lessons to be available for the girls to access at any time. We also continue with our personalised learning provision, offering different tasks to suit the different ways in which the girls learn. Outside of live lessons, teachers are available throughout the day to offer guidance and support, and two live form times per day give the girls opportunity to seek counsel from their form teacher and interact with their form.
There are a variety of ways in which girls can complete lesson exercises, submit their work and receive feedback from their teacher, so that they will always know what they need to work on and the criteria for success.
Each phase enjoys a special pre-recorded assembly thrice weekly in order to explore our termly themes, reinforce our mindsets and offer a sense of cohesion.