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Your views about learning at home

We would like to hear your views about children learning at home while the school is closed:

The survey takes around 3 minutes to complete.


We do not know how many of our pupils are learning at home, for how long or which resources you are using. National research shows that a third of all pupils are accessing home learning. Pupils learning at home is higher in secondary and private sectors but fewer than one in four return any set work. 


For Fielding, 21 parents have contacted me directly. Views have been mixed. Most were disappointed with the school's approach, some have thanked us for our work while others have recognised improvements on a weak start. The main concerns and/or requests include:

  • teaching of ‘live’ lessons by Zoom, Skype or similar;
  • not able to navigate too many links from Year Group Noticeboards;
  • an ‘inferior’ offer compared to local schools, especially Little Ealing Primary School;
  • teachers to contact pupils by video message, telephone or email;
  • dull, slow lessons on Oak National Academy;
  • teachers to give feedback on learning completed at home.


I would like to hear more views through the survey. The Governing Board meets on Wednesday and will include a review of our learning at home strategy. Your views will help shape our next steps.


Our thinking about next steps includes:

  • actively looking at ways for teachers to contact pupils at home which balances demands on teachers and is consistent, high quality and fair to all pupils;
  • bringing forward our plans to use Microsoft Teams as a core platform for staff to work with the option of extending this to set work and communicate with pupils at home.

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