As in all schools, St Katherine’s students were significantly impacted by school closures. On Thursday 19th March, St Katherine’s School closed to all students due to government guidelines.
During school closures, staff uploaded a range of lesson resources for Sixth Form students to complete independently. This was combined with delivered teaching, blending pre-recording video ‘lectures’ with interactive virtual ‘seminars.’ Students who failed to engage with these resources were given pastoral and academic intervention via phone calls.
For students without the technology to support online learning, the school was able to provide equipment in most cases.
From 22nd June - 27th July, Sixth Form Students were invited to return to school for optional, standalone ‘subject days’ in a socially-distanced environment, with attendance for these at approximately 60%. These consisted of 5 hours of dedicated recall and revision per subject, delivered by a single teacher.
From September 4th, Year 13 students returned to school on a full-time basis. However, a further confirmed case resulted in returning to home learning from October 19th-23rd.
Students returned for the first week of Term 2. However, following a further positive case, under advice from Public Health England, all students returned to a home learning model for two weeks from November 10th.