The health and well-being of our pupils, guardians, staff, volunteers and the overall community is our highest concern. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to our parents, pupils, staff and volunteers who in following our Pandemic Response Protocol came together to ensure that the well being of all remained at the forefront.
As per our response protocols, we suspended academic operations at all seven campuses across Kenya with all teaching staff working remotely from their homes.
Remote Teaching and Learning (RTL) at our Kenyan campuses began on Monday, 16th March, and we expect that this will continue to the end of term 1 of the 2020-21 academic year. The overall feedback from parents regarding Braeburn RTL in our 'Remote Teaching and Learning Survey' is very positive.
Braeburn's Senior Management and Leadership Team developed further improvements to virtual online learning based on parent and pupil-teacher feedback, in preparation for the new 2020-21 academic year.
The Braeburn Board of Directors and Senior Management Team, also realise the reality that a period of significant financial hardship commenced with the global outbreak of COVID-19 for many in our Braeburn community, including Braeburn parents. In response, bold steps to support our parents with fee reductions and more favourable payment conditions are in place for the new Term 1 - September to December 2020.
Braeburn will provide continuous updates regarding RTL, protocols, term dates and other school functions.
All official communication will be via usual channels - email, school website, SMS and school app. Braeburn parents are also encouraged to communicate via email regarding any concerns or challenges they or their children are facing.
Learning Systems and Resources
Pupils are registered on e-learning platforms that provide access to learning objectives, material and assignments. Pupils are encouraged to use these to communicate with teachers - ask questions and mention any challenges they are facing.
At Braeburn, we realise that RTL is more than communicating with teachers, accessing learning resources and submitting assignments. To promote the well-being of our pupils, especially during this period of social distancing, safe and monitored virtual interactive classes incorporating video and audio will be featured for some lessons during the week. We hope these virtual interactive classes will allow pupils to interact and catch up with their classmates and friends.
Increase in remote learning and working from home also increases the need for both parents and pupils to be safe online. Braeburn will be communicating on how both you and your children can stay online.
Guidelines for Parents and Guardians
We have compiled a list of guidelines on how parents can assist their children with remote teaching and learning.