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:
"I think the support that the children are receiving from teachers is excellent."
"I think the remote education that tanfield is providing is very good. The Year 7 Head of Year Mr Smith has been an amazing support when myself or my child have need him. I could not praise him enough."
"Appreciate everyone’s efforts to deliver lessons on google classroom and the support given to students."
"The teachers at Tanfield are doing a brilliant job at online teaching, I feel that my child is enjoying this different type of learning but she is still looking forward to the day when she can go back into school."
"I think you are all doing a fabulous job. Thank you."
"Being provided with a laptop was a great help."
"I would like to say thank you for the excellent provision you are currently providing online, my daughter is actually doing better than she would in school as there are no other distractions."
"I think everything has gone really well. Very well organised, problems sorted fast. I like how the day is as if they were still attending school as it keeps the best sort of routine possible for the children. Well done !!!"
"I'm really proud with the learning my children are receiving. I feel the normal school hours are helping to keep them in a routine. After talking with other parents who have children at different schools I feel Tanfield have handled this well. Some children at other schools don't have zoom classes or much work."
"A massive well done to all the Teachers - they're doing an amazing job."
"Mr Davison has been fantastic in ensuring that we have known what to do to ensure Patrick continues to learn. Thanks to him and all of the team."
"The school are handling things very well and doing a great job with continuing to provide education to pupils throughout the pandemic."
"The learning and support provided from the school has been exemplary from the very beginning of the pandemic, leaps ahead of other local and national schools. The school should be very proud and as parents we’re very grateful."
"Tanfield is doing an amazing job at keeping the kids up to date with their education and we are extremely thankful for that."
"I will be forever grateful for the superstar teaching staff on Team Tanfield, and of course the support staff who work behind the scenes."
"A very big thanks to Sarah Johnson, Miss Shotton, Miss Malia and Miss Brown for Tammy in English, they have all been very supportive to both girls and a credit to your school."
"You are all doing an amazing job. I'm 100% happy with the work you are setting. And feel my children are not missing out on anything at all. Well done Tanfield School."
"The school has gone above and beyond and I feel the education standards that are being kept are above other schools in the area."
"Thank you for all of your hard work you help with your students."
"It has been very good so far and Sam enjoys it."
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