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Lesson streaming and reduced marking – a coronavirus response

The streaming of lessons for key stage 2 and a much-reduced approach to marking have been two elements of the Warrington Primary Academy Trust’s approaches to supporting home education. CEO Louise Smith explains

Warrington Primary Academy Trust – a multi-academy trust of six primary schools in Warrington and Widnes – has quickly developed an online learning approach to ensure that its children can continue their learning during the coronavirus crisis.

We have gone with an IT solution in all of our six schools. We reviewed our infrastructure, what IT equipment individual families had and decided that as we have a Microsoft platform we would use Microsoft Office Teams for a “virtual school” approach.

The schools all carried out an audit of what IT equipment and broadband links parents and carers had at home and we then allocated children who needed them laptops and iPads with wi-fi dongles if required.

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