Derby Grammar School successfully navigated the first full lockdown in the summer, providing interactive lessons where teachers were able to monitor pupils work in real-time. The provision received positive feedback from many parents, as well as pupils.

However, not happy to simply rest here, we have continued to invest in new technologies in order to ensure any future disruption is minimised as we navigate the ever changing situation. The latest investment has been in new video technology, which is allowing pupils to continue to have their regular lessons with specialist staff, even if they are self isolating.

The new camera system is currently allowing our Head of Geography, Miss Stockton, to continue teaching her vital GCSE and A Level classes by her lessons being beamed into the classroom, and with her teaching interactively as usual, and being able to see the class herself.

The lessons have been running successfully, and we hope this will help us navigate the ongoing challenges that we continue to face.