As you may be aware, the Junta de Andalucia have decided to close all schools from Monday 16th March. The government has met to officially announce the extension of the state of emergency for a further 2 weeks until April 26th.
On Monday we will put into action our contingency plan which allows us to continue with the education of our students on-line, with a ‘virtual school’.
For more information about how our virtual school is working click here.
Please do not underestimate the size of this decision by the Junta de Andalucía, this closure has been put in place to protect our community. We all need to take our social responsibility seriously. For the good of the elderly and the weak in our community, we need to learn from the experiences of China and Italy, self-isolate, and go out only when essential. Enjoy our homes and families, and seek the fun and relaxation of staying in
Thank you for your ongoing support, and we will continue to keep you up to date with any changes via email.
Head of Sotogrande International School
More than 1,000 students from Sotogrande International School, Spain, continue their classes despite the announcement of the temporary closure of educational centres by the Junta de Andalucia. The school, a member of the Inspired Education Group, will provide an interactive programme during regular school hours that allows students to “attend” virtual classes and interact directly with their teachers.
The virtual system facilitates both the continuation of the academic curriculum and direct communication between parents, teachers and students. The online programme includes virtual classes, video tutorials, daily exercises and group dynamics, and is provided during usual school hours, Monday through to Friday, to all educational stages.
Lessons are being delivered interactively via a variety of online programmes, some of which are already a part of Sotogrande International School’s innovative approach to learning, which means the transition to a virtual school is made simpler for both students and teachers.