bonfireheart · 21/01/2021 19:00
Wondering whether I am right to be annoyed. DD12 started year 7 in Sept 2019. Since then and now she has done 30 weeks of actual in school lessons. There was no school support or lessons from March 2020 to Sept 2020. I spent ages pulling together lesson plans for her (am an ex-teacher) paid for Twinkl, etc. They sent a school report with her 'assessment grades' not at all sure what they were based on.
Now since Jan they have been doing adhox online lessons. She is engaging with them. My job is flexible so am sitting with her when she needs it, making sure I check that her work is sent to teachers (although it is never marked, fair enough). But they've sent her 'assessment grades' through the post today. Because it was addressed to her she opened it and is now so upset. Six of the subjects marked her as 'working below her target level' and two as 'commitmwnr requires improvement'. She has done everything they've asked. She works so hard. She got highest mark in the year group for English. She's been moved up a set in science. But to be honest that's not even my issue- my question is why would they even think that now is a good time to send these letters out? How does it help? They know she is logged on and working. They know I am a single parent working from home. How does this information help me or her or even them? Really knocked me thinking are we nor doing enough?? Tempted to email her form teacher.
LouiseTrees · 21/01/2021 20:40
I think you need to challenge how she gets the highest mark then working below expectations
ScrapThatThen · 21/01/2021 20:43
I think you are absolutely right and would be reasonable to ask them those questions. We know there has been learning loss but that is not something that your daughter can just rectify through attitude.
Subordinateclause · 21/01/2021 20:50
I'd email someone who matters. It will be SLT who have dictated that children must be graded, not her form tutor or subject teachers who are probably despairing as much as you. And whilst I agree with your sentiment, I do think it's slight hyperbole to comment on no support from March to September. Lockdown didn't start until the final week of March and schools broke up for the summer in July - there is never any learning or support from the school in August. If you are not happy with the school's provision, you need to be challenging them on it.
bonfireheart · 21/01/2021 21:33
My daughters school closed at beginning of March well before the national decision because they didn't have enough staff in. But yes I should have said until July.
Although once they were in school from Sept to December, her class got sent home three separate occasions to isolate for ten days so have had a lot of disruption.
PaigeMatthews · 21/01/2021 21:40
There will be a member of SLT whose entire job is data. And maybe two actual classes to teach. Other teachers might be side-eyeing them atm, wondering what they are doing to deserve their SLT pay.
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