St. Dominic's Priory School has been leading the way in Staffordshire by delivering the full curriculum to children of all ages since Monday 24th March 2020, the first day of school closures due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
IT staff worked very hard during the final week of school to complete the roll out of Microsoft Teams and ensure that all staff and pupils were set up in the correct class and subject teams.
Staff and children undertook thorough training in school during the final week, so that they were ready to go live for Monday morning registration and get on with their full day as usual. It has been an exciting time exploring and developing the functionality of the online learning platform, utilising live lessons, group chats for project work, setting assignments and handing them back in, as well as more fun activities such as maths bingo, quizzes and storytelling.
Staff are extremely proud to have been able to deliver the full daily curriculum to all St. Dominic's children, and have been overwhelmed by the children's committment and adaptability to the new way of learning. Connecting daily with children has allowed teachers to ensure that their pupils' wellbeing has remained the top priority.
Here is what some of our parents have told us -
"We would like to thank you and all of the teachers for their hard work and commitment to the students in these unprecedented times!"
"The system has worked brilliantly in our household; in a time of great uncertainty St. Dominic’s has given us all a little bit of normality."
"I would like to say thank you and a massive well done for such a successful week of home learning. We have been so impressed with the support and hard work of all staff involved."
"I think that the staff have done a phenomenal job of continuing to offer a high standard of education; in fact, I think it has been exceptional."
"I think St. Dominic’s teaching & management staff are doing us all very proud as always. The virtual offer including structure, content & ease of use you have all configured is way above that of any school I know; independent, academy or maintained. Well done & thank you."
"The staff have been phenomenal. Dedication, flexibility and initiative seems to be working well. You are all reinforcing your positions as running an excellent school and spirit of St. Dominic’s."