School open days 2021 – a blended or hybrid approach?
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As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, for schools in England, the return in September 2021 sees a return to relative normality. UK government seeks the least possible disruption to children’s education and the delivery of face-to-face, high-quality education to all pupils.
So, what does ‘normal’ look like when it comes to your school open day?
No doubt your open events and associated recruitment activities will be high up the agenda come the start of term. You may be planning the sort of wholly ‘in-person’ events that were the norm prior to the pandemic. You will also have COVID-19 outbreak management plans, outlining how you would operate if there were an outbreak in your school or local area. So, alongside maintaining your capacity to deliver high-quality remote education for the next academic year, would it be prudent to have the equivalent available for your open events?
If you have an outbreak in your school (or even if you don’t), having the option of a high-quality virtual event for parents/carers to access information remotely is a great asset. You could give parents the choice, offering a ‘blended’ or ‘hybrid’ approach, giving prospective parents/carers all the information they need to make an informed choice from the comfort of their homes should that be a necessity, or even their preference.
Based on the success of our Virtual Open Event platform in 2020, we know that now (September 2021) is the time to take action! We’re primed and ready with market-leading packages designed for a rapid turnaround that offer your audience an experience as close as possible to that of a traditional open day.
You won’t believe how simple it is to get started! We’re so knowledgeable and well-versed, it really is a very easy decision to make. Take a look in a little more detail at our Virtual Open Event page here and you can see lots of examples of virtual open event websites and video here.
Get in touch via this form or better still, give us a call on 01282 612222 and we’ll send you our virtual open event brochure to walk you through the process, what’s included and costs. We look forward to speaking to you in the coming weeks!