Alleyn's Chamber Choir has temporarily rebranded as 'Corona Choir' and has recorded its first piece under lockdown.
Alleyn's Senior and Junior Schools transitioned to a full remote learning and support model on Monday 23 March. The School site is closed except for essential staff and for the care of children from our key worker families.
In the light of the Secretary of State for Education's announcement on Wednesday 18 March, Alleyn's transitioned to a full remote learning and support model on Monday 23 March. The site is closed, only allowing access to essential staff and, as mentioned above, for the care of children from our key worker families. We are also offering our key worker families care for siblings who do not usually attend Alleyn's. External use of our facilities by other groups has also been suspended until further notice.
It is our sincere intention that the educational impact of the current crisis on all our pupils is minimised and that we continue to provide holistic support in the best and most practical ways that we can. We are doing everything that we can to support them all during these uncertain times.
Prior to the School closure, staff and pupils were fully briefed as to how remote learning would work in practice. Teachers and pupils followed our advice to have as many of their learning resources, books and notes at home as practicable. Our virtual learning offer is being rapidly developed and enhanced, and we are in regular and direct contact with parents and pupils via Alleyn's Post and the Hub.
The Senior Management Team meets regularly (via Teams) and our Deputy Head (Academic) and Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning) are leading efforts with our Heads of Department and teaching staff to ensure that our offer continues to meet our high standards and parents' expectations. The Director of Studies in the Junior School is performing a similar role.
Safeguarding continues to be at the heart of everything that we do, and we encourage our community to contact Mr Severino (Junior School Headmaster), Mr Skinnard (Senior Deputy Head) or the relevant Section Head or Housemaster with any specific pastoral concerns.
We continue to closely follow the guidelines provided by the government and Public Health England, and our Senior Management Team is reviewing the broader and School-specific picture on an ongoing basis. We are incredibly grateful to all our colleagues, and especially those who run the cleaning side of school operations and who have been managing brilliantly and working exceptionally hard ever since we had the challenge of intensifying our cleaning regime.
We are sending regular and targeted information to parents/guardians about remote learning, via our usual School/home communication channels. Parents/guardians should therefore refer to their Alleyn's Post for specific information related to their child.
This page was last updated on 3 April 2020. As the situation remains dynamic, we shall update this page only when we have new information to share and/or we have further guidance from the relevant authorities.