The Covid pandemic and changes to how lessons are delivered at Wey Valley Academy in Weymouth have brought out the best in teaching staff. Much ingenuity has gone into lesson planning and delivery and nothing has stood in the way of students receiving the highest quality of teaching and learning. In response to the news of a year group having to be closed down and sent home to isolate, staff at Wey Valley Academy rose to the challenge. The maths department immediately arranged for the whole year group to receive their lessons live via Teams and the feedback has been flooding in to school via email. ‘Thank you for organising the live lesson; it was the next best thing to being in school.’ Year 8 Parent. ‘It is so much better than I expected because the teacher is there to explain it all to you.’ Year 8 Student. Miss Young, head of maths, said: “There was high engagement from the students with lots of interaction both ways. It was lovely to hear lots of ‘thank you for teaching us’ from students, especially as time had gone into planning a different way to deliver live content remotely.” Unfortunately, some teachers have also had to isolate, but this has not stopped them being in a virtual classroom to teach their classes. While isolating at home Mr Parsons, head of IT, broadcast live to his classes, responding to questions and checking on student progress. One GCSE computer science student said, “I thought the live lesson was helpful. Having the teacher actually there on the screen for us to be able to ask questions was great.” Even tutor reading has happened online, with students continuing to share their class book together through online learning.