Year 8 Parents' Evening Survey

At our recent parents’ evening for Year 8 we asked parents to complete a quick questionnaire. It was good to see that 96% said that they felt their child had made good progress and that 93% felt that they were well looked after, with the same percentage saying that they felt their child was happy at St Chad’s.

Clearly there are concerns about some aspects of our work including homework with 23% questioning the amount given and the monitoring of homework. This is an area we will be addressing immediately. We have also recruited many experienced teachers for the next academic year and are very excited about future developments and our intervention strategies.

Overall the majority of comments in the survey were extremely positive especially about our use of flight paths to monitor progress and the introduction of an online booking system for parental engagement. This was our first event to use the system and 68% said that they found it to be very useful. So thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire and we look forward to your continued support in our next academic year.

Art and DT GCSE Celebration Evening

artceleb1On Monday 6th July the Art and DT department held their annual GCSE exhibition open evening. Most of the candidates attended with their parents to see the students exam and course work on display. Many parents commented on the high standard of creativity and skill in all aspects of the work which included; fine art, creative textiles, resistant materials, graphic products and textile technology. Refreshments were available as candidates and parents viewed the work. A great evening was had by all.

World War Exhibition

wwexhibDespite heavy summer rain the World War Exhibition held at St Chad’s on 13 July was a huge success. Over 300 students from local primary schools and our own Year 7 gained first-hand experience of life in the trenches, were able to interact with both digital and physical displays of a wide range of war related artefacts, view a fantastic diorama of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, speak to historians and staff from Liverpool John Moore’s University and listen to a presentation from Sergeant Parsons ‘a soldier from World War One’.

In all the day was both educational and fun and staff and students commented on how valuable the day had been and teaching staff felt that a spark had been ignited in youngsters who were keen to find out more about how the World War had changed all of our lives. So a big thank you to all those involved and the staff at St Chad’s who had supported the preparations and the day itself.