We are very grateful for all the positive feedback we have received regarding Heathfield’s online learning and virtual events

The end of the Lent term sees the end of remote teaching and learning at Heathfield School, as we expect to be back at Heathfield itself once more from the start of September 2020. We are very much looking forward to being back in our classrooms with our students. Whilst remote teaching across the globe is no substitute for ‘the real thing’, we are very pleased to have had ready in place a superb platform from which to provide our remote learning programme that has enabled our students to continue to learn.

Since the start of remote teaching in March, we have taught over 5,900 online lessons equating to nearly 3,000 hours of teaching. We also ran 100 assessments during the two weeks of our internal assessments. We are reassured to know that, when our students return to Heathfield again in September, they will be in a very strong position to build on the work they have done throughout this academic year both before and after the UK government asked schools to close.

‘I am extremely impressed and grateful at how well everything has been communicated to the girls and the support that they continue to get.’ A current parent

In the absence of being able to hold our usual on site information morning and lunch for our new September 2020 joiners, we held two information forums, one for our new Overseas families and the other for our new UK based families, both of which were extremely well-attended. Parents greatly appreciated the face-to-face contact and the reassurance that all our detailed and careful planning for returning as safely as possible in September provided.

Our Open Mornings this term were also online and we were delighted to welcome so many families through our virtual doors.

Over the summer, we will be holding a number of ‘getting to know you’ online events where our new girls can meet each other and start to create the first bonds of lifelong friendships.