The Dallington Digital Hub is world class
The work, imagination and ambition that went into its design and ongoing development, coupled with the dedication of the Hub staff, have ensured that this is no idle claim.
The Digital Hub (via Google Classroom, Zoom, Hangouts and Flipgrid) was developed for the first Lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in March 2020. Since the return to School in Autumn 2020, our Digital Hub remains an active resource for sharing homework assignments and projects in Key Stage 2.
Should a child or indeed whole Pod be required to self-isolate, our Staff and children move seamlessly to our online learning platform. Our teachers are well prepared to both teach their group at school and include members of their group who are at home, in their teaching sessions via the google Classroom, should the need arise. The work the children are doing at school will be shared with any children at home via the Digital Hub.
Children avail of a real diversity of provision, enjoying several live sessions a day with their class teacher, as well as live sessions of Performing Arts and French. In addition, there is recorded content that children can access according to the family schedule and a wealth of activities that can be enjoyed offline.
The overarching aim has been to balance online and offline time, as age appropriate, whilst prioritising the wellbeing of children and supervising adults, as much as encouraging learning progress.
- I'm so impressed with the way that Dallington's swung into action - from a letter at 5.30 one afternoon to being totally up and running for home school by 9 the next morning is a massive achievement. The kids are totally engaged, and I can't thank the teachers enough for their calmness in dealing with it all, and the way that they're keeping the kids enthusiastic. They're really happy, and so am I (and relieved!). Thanks everyone, and keep up with the good work, I really am seriously impressed....
- I just wanted to say, thank you so much to all the teachers for the really great Hub provision. They do a brilliant job, really working to engage the kids. Milko had a great idea of getting my younger son (who's an extrovert who doesn't want to be doing 'computer school' because he's dying to be with his friends in real life) to do a presentation, which he absolutely loved, and which made him really engage a lot better. Brilliant, empathetic teaching! And Ed has really listened to my older boy in his one-to-ones. I think those sessions are a great idea, acknowledging the need to look after their mental health. So anyway, just a big thank you, both to their own teachers but also to David and Ramzi (Performing Arts teacher and French teacher) and to all those working behind the scenes to make things happen. We really do appreciate it. Feel free to pass that on!
The Digital Hub in action...