Jonathan Benett

Jonathan Benett

Jonathan Benett is a Pastoral Strategy Leader and RE and Citizenship Teacher overseeing transition at a secondary school in Manchester. 
 
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Tuesday, 11 August 2020 09:23

The big social focus for 2020/21

How was your last term?

The final term of the year was obviously very different to normal. My school reacted thoughtfully and decisively to closure by setting up an online provision focused on supporting students to access education. The provision constantly evolved to incorporate different forms of education experiences, using technology to support students further.

I had just finished a phone call with a parent of a Year 6 student joining our school in September.  I had asked her how she and her child were feeling about the transition to high school. For twenty minutes, she had shared a lot of the typical concerns. However, there were also concerns more unique to the moment, including her child not having a ‘usual transition’. 

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