The earthy colours and acoustic features give it an encompassing vibe that students and teachers alike have embraced. Small and large spaces allow so much flexibility for a range of activities to happen simultaneously without distraction or disruption. The wobbly high stools, that are a compromise for a stand-up desk can, at times, become challenging to manage for any boy who struggles to sit still. However, once the novelty has passed, these learning spaces allow the teachers and students easy access to all including the interactive technology that is scattered throughout. As teachers and students become increasingly comfortable and skilled with the range of options offered by the Diverse Learning Hub, we will begin to realise its benefits regarding building capacity, creativity, engagement and upskilling…literally watch this space!
Home Based Learning again reared its head in 2021 and presented so many more challenges to us across a broad range of areas. From the adversity of lockdown, the Teaching Assistants have certainly increased their capacity to independently navigate and engage more of the curriculum they are covering. Breakout Rooms is what they had to become most skilled in managing and they did this with ease and confidence. They will soon return to face to face teaching, knowing that they took on the battle, won and have come out at the other end- more resilient, more competent and well-rounded as Teacher Assistants.
It is timely for me to acknowledge their dedication and commitment to their jobs. Over the past year, they have had to endure many changes and upheavals, transient for a large period due to the refurbishment. Each of them showed patience, resilience, and respect for the process.
On 10 September we had cause for celebration! Ms Elliott gave birth to a beautiful son, Connor! We wish her and her family congratulations and pray that Connor brings them joy well into the future.
New Learning Hub – Images Taken at Recent Photoshoot Day