Assessor’s Evaluation for the IQM CoE Award
Head/Principal: Ms Christine Keen
IQM Lead: Ms Janet Bristow
Date of Review: 7th July 2020
Assessor: Sally O’Neill
IQM Cluster Programme
Cluster Group: Four Seasons
Ambassador: Pauline Roberts
Date of Next Meeting: TBC
Next Cluster Group Meeting Focus: Alternative approaches to learning.
Sources of Evidence during IQM Review Day:
Interviews with Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher/Year 4 class teacher, EYFS Leader.
This review was carried out on a learning platform (Zoom) as all schools are currently severely affected by COVID-19.
As soon as national school closures were announced, places were made available for key worker families and vulnerable pupils to continue to attend Perrymount. All children were immediately given work packs to use at home as well as arrangements to access online learning. For many this was difficult as their online access was only through the mobile phone. Therefore, more work packs were prepared on site and then made available for collection each week. Some packs were delivered to families. Perrymount remained open during the Easter holidays to enable key workers and vulnerable families to continue to attend school.
Teachers kept in touch with families by phone. The Learning Mentor supported families by phone and was able to identify families who needed additional support. Helping families to access foodbanks, for example, parents have been able to contact the school to ask for help, with the likes of behaviour issues. Safety nets have been put in place for safeguarding and mental health issues, as far as possible and outreach work continues.