The British School of Bucharest has implemented the ‘Online Learning Programme’ through which it aims to ensure continued provision to educate children remotely. The necessary steps were taken to implement the programme across the school from the first day of closure.
“The top priority for the British School of Bucharest within the community is keeping students and staff safe and healthy in all circumstances. We are aware that learning delivered in school cannot merely be replicated through online learning. Interactions between the teachers and children will clearly be different. Still, we are confident that by considering a flexible and adaptable way each key stage will be approached, the differences will be reduced. All our teaching staff have already redesigned their lessons and courses to enable student autonomy in learning with appropriate, balanced support for the coming months and we are re-evaluating the provision through feedback from all parties on a daily basis, as we work towards the best solutions for our students”, declared Philip Walters, the Headmaster of the British School of Bucharest.
The day by day curriculum for all year groups will be accessed via Google Classroom. This will also allow children to submit their tasks and receive prompt feedback from a member of staff. Furthermore, there will be opportunities for our students to participate in videoconferencing with class teachers using Google Meet, in order to keep in touch and ask any questions about the work they may have. BSB students and parents can log in to their Google accounts (BSB Online) and have access to all learning materials and information, in an organised manner.
The BSB Online Learning Programme takes into consideration all stages, including EYFS pupils and we have provided parents with resources and ideas for activities to keep them entertained, to continue learning and spend quality time indoors while encouraging individual development in a play-oriented learning environment.