SWS @ Home

St Wystan’s is proud to deliver an outstanding education. Even in these unprecedented times with COVID-19, we will continue to do so. We are committed to providing the best possible education in the form of ‘remote learning’. Remote learning is new for us all and whilst school closure may bring uncertainty and challenge, it is also a time that provides us with many opportunities to use technology in innovative and imaginative ways. Our staff have been extremely busy developing this remote programme, in order to get the best out of your child.

From the week commencing June 1st, we began welcoming back children into Year 6, as well as continuing to offer places for those children in priority groups. However, the learning continues for all St Wystan’s pupils. We, therefore, aim to continue a remote education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

A timetable and structure is wonderful but so are those rare moments that lead to awe and wonder! It’s worth bearing in mind that effective learning should never be confrontational but arise out of interest, curiosity and passion. Learning should be fun and we are here to work with you.

Some families may choose a more blended approach, selecting activities they prioritise for their child given their strengths, weaknesses or interests. Other families may turn to even less formality with learning being hands on, practical and driven through navigating real-life challenges or experiences.

Pastoral Updates

Guidance for Parents

Learning Plan Updates

Each week, all learning information from Early Years to Year 6 gets sent out to parents, this includes any further resources that are recquired.

Here is an example weekly lesson plan for Year 4.

I am very grateful to you for being so supportive to the children throughout lockdown.  It must have been difficult to suddenly find yourself in a very unusual situation and having to turn it all around in a matter of days. Max has not had a problem doing his work at home, I’ve been really impressed in how he has managed his time and organised his working day.