During staff inset week, our Primary Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Sam Davy, helped plan and facilitate staff professional development sessions that enabled teachers to share best practice and proven strategies for building and maintaining strong relationships with the children – our number one priority for the start of the school year.
At BISP, we understand the importance of fostering strong relationships between students and teachers and how relationships play a key role towards inspiring learning. Our teachers build relationships in ways that develop rapport and trust, enabling us to support students to engage in tasks that move them beyond their current understanding and skills. Building strong relationships also helps us ignite passion and nurture the wellbeing of our children.
Our first week of online learning was spent introducing ourselves and forming positive relationships with our students that will last the duration of the school year and beyond. In Early Years, our children have been joining daily class Google Meets which have been fun and engaging while beginning to develop the important home-school partnership. These youngest learners have begun to build relationships with teachers and classmates through language and communication, sharing ideas and making connections with each other. Children have been starting the day with a morning ‘Wake and Shake’ which motivates them to get active while developing listening and thinking skills, all through a shared experience.
We are extremely proud of the positive start our children have made to online learning and the strong bonds that are already forming within our virtual classrooms.