Posted on: May 22, 2020
We always welcome feedback at OSSMA as we continually strive to serve our students and the community better. We recently contacted parents to get their thoughts on how we are currently performing during these unprecedented times. We would like to share the feedback from the survey and encourage parents to continue to contact us with ideas on how we can do more for our students via our website and social media.
We have created a system whereby staff record upcoming topics of study specifically for each student and this is shared via student’s email with an accompanying message sent out to parents using the My-Ed app and text message.
We could not be happier to hear feedback like this and agree with your suggestion of task completion rates. We now send feedback to students and parents on a weekly basis via student email accounts. Please login alongside your child to have a look at how they are doing with the tasks that they have been set.
We would like to make all parents and guardians aware that home packs of work are available to students as an alternative when there are issues accessing online work.
Staff are now completing a timetable of work for the week ahead that corresponds to the days that lessons would have taken place. We hope that this enables students to plan their time more easily and effectively.
Staff are trying to use un-editable documents like pdfs as little as possible. Staff are always more than happy to accept work completed on separate paper which is submitted as a photograph from a phone or tablet and emailed to the teacher. No printing is expected at home.
Our safeguarding team at the academy have been working every day through the lockdown period; regularly contacting students and parents regarding a range of new and existing concerns. Please contact the academy on 01782 882200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns relating to student stress or mental wellbeing so that we can look at ways to help students cope with this unprecedented situation.
We fully appreciate the commitments of key workers throughout this time and look to accommodate all students in getting their work done with a flexible timetable. Please contact teachers via email and they will be very happy to work around existing commitments and different time frames.
Staff have created videos to help students navigate the functions better that have been shared with student groups online.
We at OSSMA are trialling the use of online lessons with a view to expanding this to more and more students if it is successful.
We have decided to invest more than £15,000 in SENECA software to further enhance our use of it and the functionality it can provide. We are very pleased that students and parents value it too!