CEO pays tribute to pupils and staff during third lockdown
Liz Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Djanogly Learning Trust, has paid tribute to pupils and staff during the third national lockdown.
Liz Anderson said: “The safety and wellbeing of the children and young people in our care remains our number one priority.
“Across our eight academies, 20% of pupils defined as key worker or vulnerable are continuing to attend school.
“At Djanogly Learning Trust, we have not seen an increase in the number of pupils on site during this national lockdown. The figure has remained consistent and in line with the previous lockdowns.
“We are doing everything we can to support our community and keep them safe at this very difficult time, and this is happening in a number of ways.
“We are ensuring that pupils can access remote learning. Djanogly City Academy students are following their usual timetable with live teaching being delivered via Microsoft Teams.
“Students unable to access technology have been lent devices – we have received 453 laptops across the Trust as part of the Department for Education scheme. We’ve also bought some SIM cards that provide free data.
“A small number of Djanogly City Academy students are continuing to attend on site, if they are unable to access IT facilities at home, and they are following the online teaching timetable.
“Strict safety measures continue to be in place and those students who do need to be on site at Djanogly City Academy are being supported by pastoral staff.
“At our primary and infants and junior schools, we are providing remote learning resources via pre-recorded videos, for example, covering various subjects and topics including maths and English.
“We are also posting resources online that can be read by pupils and downloaded and printed. Where parents are unable to print resources, we are able to do that and are asking families to arrange to collect them.
“Across all of our eight academies we are continuing to support nearly 1,000 children and young people eligible for free school meals.
“We are making food parcels, containing a week’s supply of lunches, that families can arrange to collect outside of our academies with social distancing measures in place.
“I want to thank all of our staff for their incredible, fast moving response to the current situation. It has been a real team effort.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to our pupils, and their parents and carers, for their resilience, patience and support.”
Written by Mary Hampshire, Public Relations Consultant.
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