Rydal Penrhos Pre-School using modern software to boost development and keep parents informed.
Although the majority of Rydal Penrhos pupils are undertaking another period of remote learning due to the second educational lockdown, Pre-School children continue to receive the benefit of coming in on a daily basis to boost their early development.
This continuity is welcome both for the children themselves and their families. It has not been an easy time for anybody, but Pre-School staff at Rydal Penrhos have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that their usual activities remain the same, with Swimming and Coastal School along the picturesque Colwyn Bay shoreline the only things missing from their day-to-day activities.
The Pre-School is also working under new management, with Letitia Spencer appointed to the role during the autumn term.
Mrs Spencer has been busy acclimatising to her new surroundings and getting to know the characteristics of each Pre-School child, with some exciting developments now in place to keep parents informed and handy hints to assist with the further building of vital early skills at home.
She said: “I am very excited to be a part of Rydal Penrhos and to have the opportunity to work with all of the fantastic children at Pre-School.
“In our Pre-School, the children learn through play and we give them many exciting experiences and opportunities which will help with their development.
“Rydal Penrhos has a strong and successful ethos of working alongside parents and I hope that this can continue long into the future.”
Using Microsoft Teams, which has been an essential online tool over the last 12 months across Pre-School, Prep and Senior sites at Rydal Penrhos throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, staff will be posting stories to enjoy at home, additional learning resources and events that are easily accessible from a computer, tablet or phone.
Pre-School are also using “Evidence Me” software, which was launched earlier this month for observational purposes. This is the base for staff to send parents photos, videos and activities that their children have been involved in throughout their busy day at Rydal Penrhos, which is a great way to see how they are getting on.
Families can also share photos of activities they have been doing at home.
Children also benefit from a weekly lesson with Louise Devilleforte, who teaches Reception and this transitional session ensures that they will have a familiar face when they move up to formally start their education in September after building their early foundation within the Pre-School environment.
Rydal Penrhos has always been proud of its ability to listen to its parent body. Each half term, Prep School head Lucy Davies holds a class reps meeting to provide updates and listen to specific feedback.
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