Supporting primary and secondary pupils’ wellbeing at a multi-academy trust (MAT)

6 May 2020 06:39 PM

A small MAT of alternative provision schools shares its approach.

The approach to distance learning and safeguarding in our schools has first and foremost been to make sure that our pupils and their families know that we are still here and that we genuinely care about them. They feel isolated, anxious and in some cases very angry, and these are the initial needs we need to meet.

Of course we also need to meet their educational and learning needs by reassuring, coaching, and stretching them in equal measure. The third strand is to continue our partner work with other agencies to ensure that our pupils are safe at home, online and in the community.

To ensure that we are staying present in pupils’ lives, we have:

The Department for Education gathered these examples of remote education practice by consulting with schools and colleges across England. Names of individuals and schools have been removed to protect their privacy.