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Rugby schools at forefront of Covid educational recovery says MP

Rugby Editorial 7th Jul, 2020   0

SCHOOLS in Rugby are at the forefront of the educational recovery from Covid-19 says MP Mark Pawsey.

Both Rugby Free Primary and Secondary Schools have welcomed back more pupils since June 8 and the Rugby MP dropped in to see to see first hand the new arrangements in action.

During the visit, pupils at Rugby Free Primary School showed off their home learning system which has attracted over 2,000 interactions per day across all pupils.

There was also an opportunity to meet with many of the three-quarters of children who are attending school from Reception to Year 4, see the ‘learning bubble’ arrangements and hear how delighted children were to be back in school with their friends.

At Rugby Free Secondary School, discussion focused on the challenges pupils have faced during lockdown and the steps taken by the school to ensure that there is a singular focus on recovering the learning lost during lockdown by pupils, particularly those entering the first GCSE year for the school.

Mr Pawsey said: “I was delighted to visit Rugby Free Primary School again to see how Rugby’s newest secondary school has adapted to the challenges we have faced from coronavirus.

“It was also my first opportunity to visit Rugby Free Secondary School since the new building was completed. I was encouraged to hear how the staff and children at both schools have made adjustments and thrived during the lockdown.

“The commitment of everyone I met to return safely to learning on site and the importance placed on this by children was particularly good to see.”

Brenda Mullen, CEO of Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow which runs the schools, was pleased to welcome Mr Pawsey.

She added: “Staff have worked relentlessly to open our schools safely to as many students as possible, as soon as possible. It’s humbling to work with a staff and leadership body which has worked so tirelessly to protect both our children’s safety and their education.”


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