Moving to remote learning should not mean that our pupils and staff feel disconnected or unable to benefit from a full ISS experience. At times like this it is more important than ever to make global friendships and develop international ties, so building a strong and safe community remains a top priority at Sedbergh International Summer School.
What are we doing to help students’ health and wellbeing while learning online?
- Staff trained in online safety with lessons reinforcing safe online practice
- Staff available to contact through remote learning platform
- Scheduled social activities
- Informal social time for students via remote learning platform
- Community spirit through our weekly Awards Ceremonies
- Daily challenges and competitions through Twitter
- A daily dose of exercise to help boost physical and mental health
- Regular wellbeing surveys to help staff and pupils monitor their own emotions
- Advice on how to thrive with remote learning through regular blog posts and updates
- Encouraging students to explore new interests and passions within lessons and activities
- Advice on improving wellbeing through the recommendation of existing websites, blogs, apps, and so on
- Recommended agencies for independent advice provided, for example regarding bullying.