St John the Baptist School Have faith... believe you can!
Updated: 14/01/2020


What we (kind of) know:

  • Students will not be returning to school until at least February
  • Some form of restrictions may continue beyond this and education may not return to normal until the summer term or beyond.
  • The government are focusing on getting the vulnerable members of society vaccinated so that we can start moving back towards ‘normal' life.
  • The summer exams have been cancelled for all Year 11 and 13 students; they are to be replaced by teacher assessments. Currently we do not know what this means or what will be required from us as a school. The government are going to consult the profession on their ‘plan B' options in due course – experience tells us that this is likely to take a while and that we might not know until Easter what is required of us or of these students.

Moving forwards:

  • We will continue to focus on quality input.
  • We will continue to progress through the curriculum making decisions on what content is best to deliver remotely on a subject by subject basis.
  • We will be holding regular live Zoom meetings with all students.
  • We will be providing regular meaningful feedback to all students.
  • We will provide an average of 5 hours of remote learning each day for all students (slightly more will be expected of our Year 12 and 13 students)

What is expected of my child?

We expect all students to:

  • Login to form time and assemblies each morning at 8.50am
  • Engage with the work set for them each week and to upload their work as directed, meeting the deadlines set by the subject teachers.
  • Try their hardest to complete their work to the best of their ability, making sure that where they are provided with answers, that they mark their own work.
  • Let their normal class teacher know if there is any reason at all that they cannot meet the deadline set via email or Showbie.

What do hope parents will do?

  • Stay positive and encourage your child through praise and reward.
  • Ensure they are set up for each day and that they know what they need to do and when.
  • Check in with them later in the day and ask them to share something they are particularly proud of from the time they have spent working in the morning; let them talk you through it whilst you listen and ask questions.
  • Give your child at least 10 minutes of undivided attention each day; a time where there is no technology around, no mobile phones, a time to talk or just to walk it doesn't matter; time spent with you where they know you aren't rushing to do something else is unmeasurable in its value.


Why should we keep up a school-like routine at home?

How will work be set for my child?

Will my child be given feedback on their work?

How can I motivate my child?

I'm incredibly proud of my child, what can I do?

My child has special educational needs, how will they be supported?

I'm concerned about the increase in screen time

The member of the School Leadership Team who is responsible for the remote learning provision is Anna Dwyer (Deputy Head). If you have any questions you can contact her via email on