Mount Anville Secondary School

COVID 19 Update

Physical Measures

Mount Anville has significantly invested in many resources and procedures to ensure the safe return of our community to the school. We have spent the past weeks upgradingschool facilities to meet the recommended guidelines. The following measures have been taken as part of our Return to School strategy:

  • An inventory analysis of all equipment for teaching, learning, sports, music, art and more has been conducted in line with recent HSE guidelines
  • A "Risk Assessment" for the school grounds and facilities has been conducted to guide our strategic plans for return
  • Substantial modifications have been made to existing facilities already, with new spaces designed to accommodate distancing and wheelchair/accessibility features improved. An extensive deep clean of the school has been carried out and many areas have been repainted
  • Portacabins are in the process of being installed beside the Sports Hall to provide a PE classroom and additional changing areas.
  • The IT Hub is currently being equipped with state of the art computers and software to facilitate the introduction of Design & Communication Graphics (DCG) to the Mount Anville curriculum.
  • Health & Safety policies are being updated to reflect best hygiene practices with regard to mitigating the risks of the virus. Additional locations for the installation of hand sanitisers and washing stations are being identified and equipped

Pedagogical Measures

In the event of a blended approach to tuition on our return in late August, and to best cater for a fully remote and virtual return to school should it be necessary, Mount Anville has prepared a Digital Plan for Schooling. Though some aspects of this plan are to be finalised in the coming weeks, we can announce the following initial developments and updates:

  • Schoology, our primary Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), has been upgraded to Schoology Enterprise to ensure a seamless experience for both students and staff. Though this VLE makes up just one part of our remote approach to teaching and learning, its upgrading carries with it many benefits, including:
    • Microsoft Teams, which allows us to conduct “Live Classes”, is now integrated into the Schoology site. This mitigates the need for the downloading of the Teams software to different devices, allows for more efficient creation and advertising of live classes by staff, and greatly speeds up the process by which students can join a Teams meeting.
    • The administrative side of Schoology is greatly enhanced, allowing for the better tracking of the attendance of students in live classes, the simplification of the submission of assignments, the streamlining of the delivery of feedback, and the greater affording of options to staff to observe the level of interaction of students with posted course materials.
    • The login details and passwords used to access Schoology can now be administered by the school, troubleshooting low-level problems for students. These login details will be established to echo the login details for the student’s Microsoft 365 account to avoid confusion and to smooth the digital return to school.
  • A repository of training webinars has been devised by our Digital Learning team. These webinars, available to students in August, will guide students through the steps needed to fully interact with all aspects of the Mount Anville Digital Plan for Schooling.
  • The JumpAGradesoftware is in the process of being expanded over the summer, and will be made available by Mount Anville for use by our Leaving Certificate students. These bespoke lessons will cater for students of English, Gaeilge, and Maths.
Mount Anville Secondary School
Principal: Ms. Caffrey
Deputy Principal: Ms. Kelly

Mount Anville Road, Dublin 14, D14 A8P3, Ireland

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