ACADEMIC PROVISION

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.

Since the full re-opening of our School site on 8 March 2021, we have continued to provide our Guided Home Learning programme to all Hamptonians who are absent from School for Covid-related reasons.

Our Guided Home Learning programme

Your son may be required to work from home (even if the School-site is not closed) under current Government self-isolation guidance. If this is the case, please rest assured that your son’s learning and teaching will continue. We have installed high-resolution cameras in all of our teaching spaces, which, together with microphones, speakers and the video-conferencing platform, MS Teams, allow your son to take part in his lessons while self-isolating, provided he is feeling well enough. Your son will follow his normal timetable of lessons, with content being delivered via a combination of ‘live’ sessions on MS Teams and independent tasks being set for him on our pupil portal, Firefly.

If you are a current parent and have any queries at all about our Guided Home Learning programme, please contact your son’s Form Tutor or Head of Year in the first instance.

If you are a prospective parent, please contact the Admissions Office, who will be happy to answer any queries you may have.