Over 85 per cent of Powys pupils received live online lessons from their school during January, the findings of a county council survey have revealed.
3,422 parents / guardian and pupils completed a short remote learning survey that was carried out by Powys County Council. Respondents gave their views while school in county provided online learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The key findings of the survey were:
- 93 per cent of parents and pupils said that they had engaged fully with a range of learning set by their school
- 88 per cent of pupils and parents had access to devices for online learning from home, and 11 % had to share a device
- 86 per cent of parent and pupils reported that they had received live lessons from school
- 85 per cent of parents and pupils agreed that their school provided them with regular feedback on their work
- 63 per cent of respondents accessed lessons through a laptop while 15 per cent accessed lessons through an iPad or an equivalent device
- 56 per cent of parents and pupils felt they had received the right amount of support, learning activities and lessons from their school while eight per cent felt that they had received it most of the time
- 10 per cent of parents and pupils felt that they didn’t receive the right amount of support, learning activities and lessons from their school while 26 per cent felt pupils had received it part of the time
- Nearly all (97%) parents or pupils agreed that they could contact their school if there was a problem.
77 per cent of the responses were from parents / guardians with the remaining responses from pupils. 54 per cent of the responses were from primary-aged pupils or their parents / guardians with 46 per cent from the secondary phase.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: “I’d like to thank the pupils and parents / guardians who took the time to take part in this survey and give us their views.
“It is pleasing to see that 90 per cent of respondents felt well supported by their school through regular contact and that 85 per cent of pupils were provided with regular feedback on their school work.
“Although the findings of this survey are pleasing, we won’t be complacent. The results will help us to identify what further support is required for all our schools to ensure learners benefit fully from online learning while they are away from their classrooms.”