You said – we did

Dear Parents,

Thank you for helping us with your suggestions on how we can continually look to improve the education we offer at Thamesmead. Feedback is always welcome. Below are some of the things that parents have said to us and how we have tried to address those points.

Peter Rodin

You Said We Did
You would like to see positive points on the parent portal The vivo system now links to the portal so that parents can view students rewards.
You would like to see more production, soorts and events photos on the website More news items and pictures are being regularly added to the website Latest News and the Photo Gallery. There are also photo updates on our Facebook page.
You would like to be able to book progress appointments online From January 2017 parents will be able to book and view Progress Review appointments online for students in year 7-10.
You would like more notice of events The school website calendar now shows details of activites, events, meeting dates and school holidays an academic year in advance (where available).
You weren’t always sure what extra-curricular activities were on and when Thamesmead Plus activities are published each
half term as part of the Thamesmead Talk newsletter. Copies of the timetable are always available in Reception and on our website.
You would like to be able to read Thamesmead Talk on your smart phones. We now produce Thamesmead Talk as an html document which opens ‘immediately’ including on a smart phone.
You wanted to know about booking student lockers The link to the Locker company who manage our lockers is on the Home page of the website.
You haven’t always been sure how you can best help your child with their homework and would like to know more about revision help. We have run information evenings for the parents of each year group giving advice on how best to do this. We also have links to useful revision sites in the ‘Students’ sections of our website. For GCSE revision, there are more links in the ‘Learning’ section under KS4 subjects.
You would like more details about exams. The Exam Timetables are published on our website. Our curriculum pages for KS3 and KS4 have details of the exam boards we follow.
You are not always sure how much homework your child should be getting. We have published a full homework timetable for each year group on our website.
There have been occasions when you would like to have been seen more quickly at Reception. We have changed the layout of our Reception area so that the office staff are always ready to assist parents and visitors.
Year 7 parents wanted to meet staff sooner than in the Spring Term As part of the Information Evenings in September, Year 7 parents now have the opportunity to meet with their son/daughter’s tutor.
You would like to be able to e-mail subject teachers if you have anything you need to discuss with them. We have sent you the e-mail addresses of all our teaching staff and these are also published on the website.
You said letters didn’t always get home via ‘pupil post’ and you were aware of the rising costs of postage. We asked for your email addresses so that the majority of letters and communications can be emailed directly to you. We still provide hard copies of letters for students whose parents don’t have access to email.Letters are also published on our website via a Quick Link from the Home Page.