AN appreciative parent has given a Shaw school top marks for its lockdown learning initiatives.
Lynne Charlton’s daughter is a year two pupil at East Crompton St James’ Primary School.
And Lynne has been suitably impressed with help given to the youngster, she contacted the Correspondent to express her gratitude.
She wrote: “I would like to mention the school has been absolutely outstanding for helping pupils who were having to learn from home.
“They started off with sending home printed work as well as setting extra work, activities and learning games through online platforms.
“Following this, they introduced online lessons using Google Meet. This was beyond brilliant.
“My child logged on every morning and we had an English and Maths lesson with a break in between.
“It was so good because not only did the children have face to face interaction with their teacher, but they were able to see their friends on screen too.
“I am sure most parents will agree that this was a real help to boost morale. Every week a new pack of work was posted through and old pack collected.
“I found my little girl was much more willing to pay attention and get on with her work when we had this structure and daily routine.
“The Year 2 teacher has been fantastic and so helpful. Always smiling and teaching the children in her class with the help of her teaching assistant, as well as on screen. No one was ever left out.
“Well done to the head, teachers and governors for making sure this went ahead.
“They certainly organised this well and showed real care and attention so that the children got their education in the best way possible.
“I, as a parent, wouldn’t have been able to keep up home schooling at this level every single day. The effort they made was second to none.
“This way of teaching during these difficult times has truly been a godsend and I want to thank the school very much.
East Crompton St James was rated ‘good’ across all sections, including ‘overall effectiveness,’ after its last Ofsted inspection in 2016. Two years earlier it had been rated: ‘requires improvement’.