Results of Parent Survey 2021

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent survey regarding remote learning. Please click here to access a PDF of this survey or scroll down to see the results online. The survey also contains information on how we have improved our practice in light of certain requests and responses.

We asked for other feedback – thank you for your comments!

  • You’re all amazing and working so hard! Don’t worry too much about embracing every bit of technology you can and just keep going until we can all come out the other side.
  • Overall very happy and know that if I was concerned with anything that the support would be easy to access.
  • On the whole, I think the home learning during the current lockdown has been much better and well thought through than the previous one where the school was caught unprepared (through no fault and as everyone was in reality!). This has allowed for my child to work more confidently and independently.
  • You are all stars and doing the most amazing job for which we are so grateful.
  • You are all amazing and we are so grateful for everything you’re doing. It’s also been a really interesting window into how they learn and I have found it much easier to support his learning as I’ve seen more of the lessons on video.
  • I just want the teacher (and all the staff) to know how much we appreciate all the work that is put in to make sure that the children are getting good input for each lesson and it is really well pitched. You have done, and continue to do, a magnificent job. Thank you.
  • Overall I think my child’s teachers are doing an absolutely splendid job and I really am impressed with how organised and well everything is working. I know the teachers probably feel awkward knowing us parents can hear them in the background but I’ve actually loved listening to them both talk to the class and how they interact with the children. I am so impressed with how they speak and connect to them all. Wonderful teachers! Thanks to everyone for your hard work. We really appreciate it,
  • We’re very impressed with the teachers and with how the school is handling this situation.
  • School just doing great. Amazing. Couldn’t be happier.
  • The teacher is very good, and very likeable and professional. I feel like I can approach her with any issues.
  • The class team are just wonderful. The teacher’s phonics videos are beyond excellent. She is engaging & enthusiastic & my child loves watching & learning.
  • The calls have been a way for my child to feel comfortable putting her hand up to answer questions- unbelievable! The online reading books has been fabulous- my child has read over 50 books. Great team, great work!
  • YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I can’t begin to imagine the work you are all putting in to make this happen! Online lesson, plus kids in school is so hard – so thank you! The learning curve has been exponential and throw in 11th hour govt announcements, I can imagine it is all very hard – but the smiles and enthusiasm that comes across in the zoom calls are amazing! You may be paddling like anything underneath, but on top of the water – it all looks very calm and serene, which is perfect for the children!! So thank you! (It is also super lovely to see how the teacher interacts with my child – it is so delightful. I don’t think you see that in ‘normal school’ as parents aren’t in the classroom, so it is so warming to see the kindness and care shown!)
  • Thank you for brilliant, clear lessons which have been fun to do and well explained. Thank you for the Google meetings which he benefits from. You are doing a great job and use of Google classroom in this way has given homeschooling a clear structure so different from the first lockdown which has made it really enjoyable to have him at home. Thank you so much.
  • Over all I’m very happy with using google classroom and the work that’s set.
  • Just to say thank you so much, the process has been far easier this time round.
  • Been impressed by the work done by teachers and school in providing for home learning. Much better than first lockdown
  • I think you are doing a great job and we have been impressed with the contact with the teacher and comments on work.
  • We find the video sessions recorded by the class teachers very useful and encouraging for the children.
  • I am really surprised at how engaging the home learning has been for her and so impressed at the teachers in how they have adapted so well.
  • I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the teacher. Her presentations are always well thought out and interesting. It is clear that she is working at home as well as her working day at school. She is going above and beyond and I believe this is true for all staff at Bourn. The class are continuing their spellings and mental maths and with the daily calls it feels we are more connected as a class this time around.
  • I would like to thank the teacher for the time and effort the teacher puts into the school’s work. My child thoroughly enjoys the daily story and it is clear she is doing this in her time after the school day. We look forward to daily phonics and given that there are 20+ excitable children who can’t mute / unmute / stop pressing buttons she is handling with more patience that a Saint. I am grateful for the loom sessions the teacher puts on, My child responds to these with much more enthusiasm and I am very appreciative of the time spent preparing for these.
  • Thank you so much for all the work that has gone into setting this up and for all the support you give to us as parents as we learn how to support home learning.
  • I think it’s working really well, well done!
  • Think his class tutor has set a very good balance of subjects and learning material.
  • Really impressed with google classroom and the structure of work, daily videos calls with the class and the amount of work too. Very manageable.
  • She wants to get on with all the work independently so I let her.
  • Loom is great. Assemblies help feeling connected to school. The structure you have set up is very helpful to us with working at home ie complete work in own time and one contact session per day. Thank you for continued support and hard work.
  • An absolutely enormous thank you! The Google Meets are great and really fun! I am hugely grateful for the enormous amount of hard work that has gone into everything and for the encouragement and kindness in the way that the school interacts with parents (as well, of course, with the children.)
  • Overall, I think the staff are doing an amazing job. All of the sessions have been fantastic and feel they are still managing to provide a good level of education. The pre recorded lessons and the follow-on activities have been really useful.
  • Google Classrooms is brilliant! the time and effort put in by the teachers is next to none. The work is engaging for them and lots of lovely activities have been set too Thank you!
  • The teacher is doing an amazing job and seeing her every morning definitely encourages school work to start.
  • The teacher has been fantastic ! The work set is pitched at the correct level, the loom lessons are brilliant as there is “someone there” teaching the lesson – My daughter is fully engaged using Google Classroom and although home learning does have an impact on social skills and mental health, I don’t feel her learning is being compromised in the way it was during the first lockdown. Thank you for all your hardwork!
  • We would like to say big thank you to the class teachers who have done a fantastic job to deliver the class at this difficult time. We really appreciate their hard work.
  • Just to say thanks so much for pulling this together at such short notice.
  • Thank you for providing such a varied and interesting programme of activities, we have been pleased to get an insight into his education!
  • I want to thank all the staff at Bourn for doing a great job! Homeschooling has been a lot easier this time round with Google Classroom and the teachers have been brilliant considering the steep learning curve they must have faced.
  • Over all I think google classroom has made the learning more organised to do and track.
  • Thank you for your quick response to the setting up the remote learning programme and truly appreciate all the extra time and effort put in by the teachers especially in uploading the day before and responding to the queries all day!
  • Overall, GC has been brilliant and homeschooling is much better this time round and less stressful. Thanks to all the teachers for their hard work.
  • An ENORMOUS thank you. I think the quality of the work has been excellent.What a HUGE achievement! Many thanks, also, for your encouraging whole-school emails, for the excellent Google Meets and for all the positive and constructive feedback on the schoolwork.