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Secondary Parent and Student Survey Outcomes

Posted: March 13, 2020

Thank you to all parents and students who responded to the Remote Learning Survey that was sent last week. The time taken to provide feedback and share insights is very much appreciated, particularly as many people have written such thoughtful and insightful comments. I have been looking at this information with other senior leaders over the last few days and we are really pleased by the positivity that runs through the responses. The data shows that the hard work of teachers and students is paying off and this is being enabled by the fantastic support of our parent community. 

We are still in the process of analysing the results, particularly in terms of the individual comments, but I would like to share a summary overview of the data collected. 

Please see link for details DC Secondary Parent and Student Survey results.

Whilst the survey results are highly positive, a key part of the effectiveness of the approach so far is that we have continually looked to improve our provision throughout this period of class suspension. With this in mind, some key questions start to emerge from the survey:

  • What can we do to ensure that all students are fully engaged in their learning in each lesson?
  • How do we ensure that all students are confident they are making good progress?
  • How do we further develop our approaches to feedback using our online platforms?

These survey results are being used together with observations of lessons, as well as ongoing conversations with parents, students and teachers. We will continue to collate and analyse this information over the next few days so that we can plan the next steps. The key aim will be to make refinements to our provision, whilst maintaining the structures and routines that we have established. I will share the outcomes of these discussions later next week.

Please be assured that all teachers are determined to provide high quality learning experiences for all students and are working exceptionally hard to make this happen. I am fully confident that your children will continue to make progress and I know that the community is doing a great job in such difficult circumstances.

Thank you for your ongoing support and I hope you and your family have an enjoyable weekend.

Mark Poulsum
Head of Secondary