After beginning our Remote Learning programme we launched a series of surveys to try and understand what was working and what we needed to improve.
Through this feedback we have been able to summarise the positives and negatives as follows:
- Positive progress so far: good student engagement and attendance
- Workload: prep versus classroom assignments
- Challenge of multiple time zones
Since receiving this feedback we have worked to adjust student workload by asking teachers to make clearer distinctions between prep and class assignments to reduce what needs to be accomplished between lessons. Likewise, we have also encouraged teachers to set assignments that don’t need to be completed on the computer to help address the ongoing issue of extended screen time. We continue to encourage appropriate breaks.
To address the ongoing challenge of multiple time zones, this week we are replacing our “office hours” with a new “department clinic” scheme. In doing so, this will enable our student body spread across the different time zones to access the support they require. Departments will host focused clinics later in the day in order to better support students across all time zones. When paired with ongoing lessons in the morning, this should help to provide a broader level of personalised support to everyone.
The timetable for these department clinics will be shared with students and made available on Aiglon’s Remote Learning website, where you can find other details about the programme.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s year group leader or tutor in case you have any questions.