ANNIE ARGYROPULO-PALMER – MUSIC SUBJECT LEADER – UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL
‘Just a quick email to say thank you very much for your hard work teaching our students remotely these last two three weeks. We really understand the stress and challenges involved with the sudden change in delivery method, with the technology, with engaging students and the additional stresses and strains many of you also face with childcare and other practicalities. We are really grateful for all you are doing. In particular, a special thank you to those of you who have gone above and beyond to deliver additional resources to enable our children to engage remotely – doing extensive work sourcing and delivering instruments for students to take home or researching software for families to download.
I would also like to pass on thanks and praise from our parents, many of whom who have contacted me to thank us and you for your swift move across to remote delivery, your clear communication with them and your high quality delivery over Teams. We are very pleased to have significantly higher uptake on remote lessons than in the first lockdown, and hope we might still have a few more families we can encourage to make the most of this provision – particularly as government laptops slowly trickle through, internet dongles/sims cards become more plentiful, etc.’