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16th Jan, 2022

Praise for pupils as school adapts to lockdown with new app

COVID-19 can’t stop the curriculum at Ridgeway Academy where learning has been transformed in to a new virtual world, say school leaders.

The Evesham Road school has developed its own online curriculum for students working from a smart phone or laptop.

An app was created and website launched, bolstered by daily teacher support on specialist subjects across the curriculum.

Video support has also been provided by teaching assistants for those students needing extra help.

In addition staff working in areas such as pastoral care have been making daily calls to those most in need and offering guidance and support.

Headteacher Mike Bennett said: “It is down to the amazing students at Ridgeway Academy that this has all been possible and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements and resilience during this time.

“After our most recent analysis to track how students are engaging with online work the whole school figures stand at 73 per cent with 11 per cent of the school working on paper from home.

“We are so proud of this and will continue to enhance this experience as we move towards a potential phased reopening.”

And in the spirit of honest rivalry students have also been taking part in weekly house competitions to maintain their sense of identity and belonging to a strong community.

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