All RGS students are required to bring a Microsoft Surface to school each day to support their learning. The Surface is used across the curriculum and is a requirement for many school functions such as homework submissions and access to learning resources. All boys are expected to take responsibility for charging their Surfaces sufficiently for the whole day, having headphones/earphones with them for each lesson, and for taking care over the security and safe keeping of their equipment.
We very much hope that our remote provision will not be required in the future; however, we are always prepared if we need to revert to online learning for any length of time. The School uses Microsoft Teams and OneNote as the basis for its online learning experience. When and if required, and as far as possible, a normal day is replicated including a strong pastoral provision through Tutor time and twice-daily registration, an assembly programme, a full time-tabled curriculum, online clubs and societies, and daily sporting activities and challenges. The RGS has even competed in virtual sports events against other schools to maintain competitive sport. As all our boys have Microsoft Surfaces, remote lessons remain fully dynamic, engaging and interactive: the focus remains on inspiring the students and ensuring their progress is in no way hindered by the online experience.