We recently surveyed parents and carers about our remote education offering. Key findings are:
The vast majority (97%) are happy with the remote education provision and 92% are confident that their child is learning while at home.
94% told us that the work set for their child is at the right level of challenge and 92% agree that it was the right amount.
The vast majority of parents and carers praised the school for their dedication and efforts to make sure their children are still learning while at home.
95% think that students sticking to their normal timetable is the right decision and 90% stated that they are happy with every lesson being taught over a live Google Meet.
Here's some of the lovely things our parents had to say:
"There's been a consistent and high level of teaching, and as a parent, it is much appreciated."
"Outstanding support from the school to ensure my daughter is prepared for her GCSEs this year. The daily incentives to encourage pupils to attend all lessons is a great idea too."
"We could not ask for more from the school, staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that the students are learning and also find the time to check on their well-being. As parents, we have been kept up to date with Daniel’s progress during a virtual parents evening which was excellent and with developments in the exam situation through prompt, regular letters as the situation develops. The proactive approach taken by the school to this ever changing situation has really helped Daniel to maintain some kind of normal by providing a routine. Thank you also for the prompt response to the issue raised following parents evening."
"I think the support that the children are receiving from teachers is excellent."
"I would like to commend and express my gratitude to all of the teaching staff who have been exemplary during the lockdown periods. Head of Year wellbeing care telephone calls have been very much appreciated."
"Tanfield has been really good with remote learning and my child has not missed out on anything. I am so proud of his progress In every lesson."
"The teachers are working so hard to keep the kids' education going. My son has had to be given a shake up a few times after not bothering to log on but the teachers are always there."
"I think Team Tanfield are doing a very good job of all on line schooling."
"We are all extremely grateful for and impressed by everything you are all doing for everyone concerned, under such difficult circumstances. Thank you."
"Good communication via app, text messages and telephone calls."
"I am happy with the remote learning and the work the school has done to make sure pupils are engaged in their studies which is particularly important for my son in his final year. Well done Tanfield."
"Outstanding remote learning way above other schools standards, the communication has been second to none. An amazing effort from everyone involved. Well done Team Tanfield you should all be very proud of yourselves."
"The live lessons are a fantastic way to engage the children and from what I have observed, believe the quality of the teaching has been very good so far!"
"It is excellent."
"The teachers at Tanfield have been very supportive of my child’s needs during this time. Well done Tanfield for continuing with live lessons in yet another lockdown, these are invaluable to our children."
"In my opinion the school has done an excellent job in providing remote learning in trying circumstances and with little notice."
"Appreciate everyone’s efforts to deliver lessons on google classroom and the support given to students."
"The school and teachers have provided a great deal of support too and when needed have responded swiftly to any queries we might have had."
"I think you are all doing a fabulous job. Thank you."
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