The need to prepare our young people for a rapidly changing, increasingly complex and technology-driven world has never been more real than it is today. Much has changed in a very short space of time, challenging schools to adapt.
Thanks to a developed use of IT within the School, we have been able to respond quickly to the need for remote learning and are teaching a full and interactive timetable using Microsoft Teams through our Alton@Home provision for both our Senior and Prep School.
Individual wellbeing is a key component of Alton@Home. We have strengthened our pastoral team and built in the opportunity for one-to-one meetings to ensure that our students feel supported at all times. We recognise that learning remotely can be challenging and we know it is vital that we keep all lines of communication open and maintain our excellent record in pastoral care.
The success of Alton@Home has been down to the partnership between home and School. Our teaching staff have worked tirelessly to deliver home learning and pupils and parents have supported us every step of the way for which we are truly thankful. Despite the challenges we know that our teachers and students have benefited from this period by becoming more agile, creative and resilient in the ways we teach and learn.
Year 11 and 13
Due to the cancellation of this year’s public examinations we have developed a bespoke timetable for Year 11 and Year 13. This focuses on learning and pastoral wellbeing whilst maintaining structure and a high level of teaching
A Level options for Year 11
After May half term students have the opportunity to choose 4 A Level subjects rather than the usual three. This is a great opportunity for our pupils to experience an additional subject before deciding on their final A Level programme.
Preparing Year 13 for life beyond School
We are working with each student on a one to one basis to build an individual programme to help prepare them for the future. This includes pre-university courses, masterclass modules, lectures, academic reading and tailored learning based on their A levels.