Thanks to the very large number of parents who responded to my request for feedback on school life during lockdown.
I will share all the feedback with all teachers and all subjects.
Thank you for your overwhelmingly positive feedback and very constructive ideas on how we can further tailor our provision for students’ individual needs.
What came over very strongly is that our young people all have different needs and that parents are doing an admirable job in supporting their learning, in such difficult circumstances.
The most common feedback related to having “online lessons” with more audio-visual presentation and to having more feedback. Many parents commented on how reassuring it would be for students to hear teacher voices explaining topics, giving praise and feedback.
The leadership team has already begun to explore how we can do this, whilst keeping everyone safe.
It is worth noting that the students who are engaging with Google classrooms seem to be having more contact with their teachers than students working on paper.
If you would like to get in touch with a teacher the easiest way to do this is to send an email to school office and this will be forwarded immediately. If you would like a telephone call, please do ask.
I should also comment on recent announcements from the government. It seems that years 7,8 and 9 will not return to school before September. The Prime Minister expressed the ambition that year 10 and 12 students will see their teachers for some face-to-face time before the end of the academic year. However, the messages that followed from the DfE were confusing and ill-thought out and have attracted much criticism from parents and unions alike. Once I have been given more specific guidance on how to proceed I will share this information with parents. In the meantime, next week, I will ask parents of year 10 and year 12 students for their opinions on this announcement. More details to follow on this early next week.
In the meantime I have begun to work with all the other Headteachers on the Wirral to ensure that we have co-ordinated planning and the correct response for our community.
Thank you again for your support.