COVID 19: Dorchester school prepares to go virtual

COVID 19:  Dorchester school prepares to go virtual

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:41am 12th March 2020.

The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester has told parents and carers what they plan to do if the government closes schools due to COVID 19.

They say they provide access to remote learning, with the creation of a virtual school.

That will include sending home school tablets and computers to families who need support.

Headteacher, Mr Gary Spracklen said:

"Should the need arise for this provision, we will issue immediate guidance (on both the platforms to be used and the rules of engagement) as well as comprehensive advice and ongoing support to our pupils and all parents/carers. 

"Where possible, we will also provide access to hardware resources that would otherwise be locked down inside the school building. 

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"This will include sending home school owned Tablet and Chromebook Computers to those families who need our support. 

"I am very confident we can deliver universal access with the resources we have available and ensure no child is left behind. 

"Our aim is to ensure that no learning time is lost and all children continue to make excellent progress."


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Prince of Wales School Parent, Mrs Tracy Brooker, speaking about the school's plans said:

"It's reassuring as a parent to know that the school has plans in place in case of the unlikely enforced closure of the school. 

"The school already has a significant presence online with a host of tools to support my child to be successful. 

"I have every confidence in the school leadership team to make the best of a difficult situation."