During recent Government-required School-site closure periods academic provision was via a combination of independent learning tasks (set through our pupil and parent portal, Firefly) and periods of ‘live’ contact time with teachers, enabled through the Microsoft Teams video platform.

Using their current lesson timetable, teachers scheduled ‘live’ sessions with each of their teaching groups. These ‘live’ sessions were incredibly useful for teachers to explain new concepts and ideas to pupils, explain the work boys were required to do and also provide a platform for discussion.

Hamptonians’ workloads were adjusted to acknowledge the very different circumstances in which we all found ourselves living. For boys in the Lower School (First and Second Year), homework was no longer set and it was reduced in the Middle School (Third Year to Fifth Year) so as to minimise the time boys were sitting at their desks and screens.

Our booklet Advice on Guided Home Learning provides a broad overview of life at e-Hampton during the Government-required periods of School-site closure, which includes our ongoing provision of excellent learning and teaching and outstanding pastoral support.