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Ricards Lodge High School

How this school used MINTclass during lockdown and planning.

Here’s how it’s helped Stuart Green, Assistant Headteacher at Ricards Lodge High School.

MINTclass has been an invaluable tool for senior leaders and staff during lockdown.

As we have been running an on-site rota system, we have made use of the MINTclass seating planner which has given us access to a range of useful tools.

The ability to share seating plan ‘groups’ with the whole staff body, and more recently edit them has allowed us to maintain consistency in the teaching rooms. Being able to see the layout of the room, student pictures and their attainment info gives the changing staff body an ‘at a glance’ background on each student, including SEN notes and strategies. These groups, along with the achievement and write back to SIMs module, allows teachers to reward students with points and comments during lessons for their effort and work, this can then be seen by parents through our school VLE.

Additionally, through 2FA via our school VLE, staff have been able to continue to use our school achievement award system whilst working from home.

We are now busy planning for September and the necessary changes to seating plans that MINTclass will help to facilitate.