Our response to Covid-19
In preparation for the school closures in March 2020, the Bellevue team worked tirelessly with our network of schools to ensure the online learning provision for our pupils were robust and our teachers were fully supported to deliver the best possible learning experience remotely. Our unrelenting focus has been, and continue to be, on ensuring continuity of education for all of our pupils.
We are incredibly proud of how our schools successfully transitioned into virtual schools in the Summer Term 2020, whilst also providing on-site education for children of key workers. Through the expertise and dedication of our education and digital development team, Heads and their teachers, Bellevue schools have been able to deliver innovative and engaging online lessons to all of our pupils across the UK and in Switzerland and France.
Throughout the Autumn Term 2020, our schools have continued to thrive, taking best practice from the school closure period with us by continuing to embed digital technology and online learning even when most pupils have been in the classrooms with their teachers. As we start 2021 with a new lockdown period in Europe, our schools remain readily flexible and keen to celebrate the lessons of 2020’s lockdown, confidently delivering lessons simultaneously both on- and offline.
As a Group, we are committed to working closely with all our schools and parents to ensure the very best educational experience for our pupils as we navigate through these uncertain times together.
Introduction to Virtual Learning
In order to offer an education that stimulates and inspires our pupils, we have been investing in the latest technology and resources for years. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront when it comes to innovative ways of delivering lessons and exploring new teaching and learning techniques that enhance the pupil learning experience at every Bellevue school.
Our education and digital development team have been working closely with Bellevue schools to ensure they fully utilise the Group’s digital resources and interactive teaching and learning techniques made available to them. Because of this, the transition from classroom learning to virtual learning has been a near-seamless process for our schools.
As a group we are uniquely positioned to bring teachers together and facilitate sharing of best practice across all our schools. Together, with the support from our Education Directors and Digital Development Lead, Bellevue schools have entered a new chapter of virtual learning.
Our Bellevue online learning strategy has enabled our schools to deliver effective and engaging lessons designed to continue to deliver the curriculum as seamlessly as possible, supplemented with a range of activities and initiatives aimed at enhancing pupil health and wellbeing.
Visit our Home Learning page to take advantage of online activities, wellbeing support, guidelines for home learning, technology tips and much more.
In this video from June 2020, our Education Director, David Williams, talks to Head of Farlington School, Louise Higson, and Head of Sherfield School, Nick Brain, about the online learning strategy in their schools and across the Group.