Through our Virtual School we are able to continue to deliver the full and broad education that Giggleswick is renowned for. With the Giggleswick Learner at the heart of everything we do, our virtual programme will bring together all aspects of our provision, including the academic curriculum, co-curricular activities and pastoral support.
One of the key questions when launching a Virtual School is the amount of screen time we are expecting the students to experience, and whether this is healthy. Being mindful of this, we have given careful consideration to the range of activities on offer and the methods of delivery within each subject. We are working with the teachers to ensure that there is a sufficient variety of tasks; some of which require screen access and some of which need initial prompts, followed by independent learning and feedback from the teacher.
We have also tried to ensure that there is a balance between the cerebral, active, social and wellbeing elements, so that in each day the students are stretched and supported appropriately. As you can see from the timetable, the aim is to also give each student sufficient time at the end of the school day to pursue other interests, or to relax in their own way.
Microsoft Showcase School
Giggleswick School is proud to be a Microsoft Showcase School, one of just 18 schools in the UK and 241 worldwide to achieve this prestigious listing, thanks to our use of technology in transforming the way we teach and change the culture of learning.