King’s Education Online
Lent Term 2021
All pupils are taught all of their timetabled lessons online. The lesson duration is adjusted from 35 minutes to 30 minutes, to reduce the length of the onscreen day. There are frequent short breaks between double lessons. Three afternoons a week have lessons, and those on Saturday morning ordinarily are moved to Wednesday afternoon.
Teachers teach lessons live through Microsoft Teams, and resources are provided there via Class Notebook, Teams Posts, as well as in Sharepoint and email. Work is set for every pupil in each of their subjects every week, and submitted through Teams for marking and feedback. There are four reporting points in the term to keep parents updated on progress and engagement with online learning. Registers are taken for every lesson and absences followed up by house staff.
There are assessment weeks in the second half of term with online invigilated exams for those entered for public exams this summer.
There are tutor meetings once or twice a week in small groups and individually as well as weekly house assemblies and other gatherings. A wide programme of co-curricular activities are on offer each weekday afternoon after lessons or games, starting at 3.30pm. Some activities are also offered before school, and on a Saturday morning. Games are offered to year groups separately with various forms of exercise.
There are regular online talks organised by departments or through the main school lecture society, The King’s Talks.