ONE of the biggest challenges for schools during the Covid-19 pandemic is how to simultaneously reach, stimulate and educate children who are in school and those who, owing to self-isolation or quarantine, are at home.

St Augustine’s Priory, the Ealing Catholic independent school for girls, moved quickly during lockdown to training staff in delivering the curriculum remotely through a combination of pre-recorded and live lessons, as well as online learning tools and platforms.

Since returning this term, it has continued with this blended approach, involving staff, children and parents being flexible and adaptable with a commitment to open-mindedness and training.

St Augustine’s is now rolling out its programme nationally in a series of bespoke webinars. So far, 40 schools are taking part.

It aims to make the programme available to other schools. Those interested should contact Ms F Hagerty, Deputy Head Co-Curricular, Community and Development, at St Augustine’s Priory.