27th March 2020
Update at 15.30 on Friday 27 March 2020
I do hope you and your loved ones are well. A parent told me that this morning she asked her daughter if she wanted a croissant heated for her breakfast but her daughter said no, she was running late and had slept in and had to get to her ‘virtual’ class… Then, at ‘break time’, her daughter, who is in Year 12, said to her Mum that she had forgotten Period 1 was a study period so she probably could have had the croissant after all.
We are all trying to keep to some sort of routine and maintain a semblance of normality in these abnormal times. Equally we are all learning as we go. I am so proud of the way in which our students and staff are responding. Thank you to you too for all your help in being proactive by checking Show My Homework – it is making a huge difference. Your daughter’s teachers will be maintaining contact with her in different ways as we increasingly gain more confidence in using a range of technology to teaching remotely.
What are we doing?
OfQual Guidance for Exams
JCG Study Buddies – our students helping our students
Alumnae Network for our Old Girls
After Easter (should we remain closed…)
Gresham College Courses – https://www.gresham.ac.uk/schools
Finally, everyone is trying to do our best. Managing family life and work life all from home is not easy. If you are self-isolating or looking after your children, remember you are doing a great job for the island. The longer this goes on, the harder it will be to continue to do the same things. We will need to be flexible and vary how we work and how we engage with our students. We (JCG, you our parents and our students) may also have dips in our mood and energy. So please remind yourself, you are doing the best you can and you are doing a great job.
Thank you. Take care.