Parent and Carer Update: 19th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Tuesday 19th May below.

Parent/Carer Survey on Learning Journals – Findings

A summary of the results of our survey is listed below:

Communication From School

Very happy or happy – 90%

Neither happy or unhappy – 5%

Unhappy or very unhappy – 5%

Access to Digital Learning

Able to access and use – 93%

Not able – 7%

We have been trying really hard to reach out to those still experiencing difficulty to contact us via admin mailbox – . We have managed to help a good number of people to overcome issues and once aware of an issue will keep going until we get a resolution. Please contact us, if you are unable to access or are having issues with Digital Learning.

Your Rating of Our Digital Learning Offer

Final rating was 4.31 out of a possible 5.

Suggestions for Improvement Comments

  • 57% of comments in this section were actually positives about the provision being made by the school for Digital Learning. Some lovely comments – thank you so much!
  • 26% of respondents requested more video/visual/audio or interactive content.  This is a very understandable request, however at the moment City of Edinburgh Council don’t permit any live video teaching. Live audio, recorded audio and recorded video are permissible. None, however are expected of teachers and it is down to individual teacher discretion/technical knowledge as to whether or not to use these facilities. Teachers and schools have come a long way in a short time with digital learning and to master and gain confidence in using these technologies is an ongoing process.  However we do value the views you expressed and will make some form of change in reponse – see actions below.
  • 17% of comments were a mix of points including: technical issues viewing video content on Teams and logging in. Workload issues were also raised: with a small numbers of parents/carers wishing for more work and similar numbers for less. The guidelines are that pupils should spend no more than 3-4 hours on concentrated academic work and we feel our offering meets this requirement. Our teachers are also trying to differentiate where possible to provide an appropriate level of challenge. Please never put pressure on yourselves or your children to complete tasks if you feel it is too stressful. Your and your children’s health and well-being are paramount. If you submitted any of the suggestions above and would like to discuss them further, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the admin mailbox.

Action Points from Survey

I will discuss the findings with our team and hopefully be able to share some actions that we can take to address the points you raise over the coming week. Thanks again for your openness and positivity.

Stationery Resources – Monday 18th 9.30-10.30am – Thank You!

The take-up with this was great. We hope to be able to repeat next week. More details will follow.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, Acting HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

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