Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

History Learning at Home - Weeks 8 (Covid 19)

Bury St Edmunds

Sunday 7 June 2020


Dear pupils and parents

History Learning at Home

It's always hard getting back into the swing of studying after time off and it certainly took me a couple of days to find my feet following the Half Term break; I'm sure that most of us could agree that it is particularly difficult in the absence of the familiar surroundings and routines of our normal school days. I never thought I say this but I might be missing the school bell! 

It seems a long time ago now but at the start of all this I posted that to deal with prolonged disruption I believe you need to get organised, follow a routine that works for you (it might be very different to your in school timetable) and keep focused. I won't pretend that it's easy......it can get harder as the days pass to sustain this even if you're an old hand at it. I've had to have several 're-sets' so far but everything goes much better afterwards. So.....when you find things starting to drift a bit, find yourself struggling to focus....stop what you're doing, take stock, 're-set' and go again. 

Having said all that it does seem that many of you are just going from strength to strength. Once again I have to say that it has been uplifting to see the effort that is going into history lessons across the board. I've said it before but it bears repeating, you're all doing an amazing job. 

Have a great week. 


With best wishes, 

Richard Miller