Distance Learning at Maltman's Green: what the parents say

Posted on 28th Jan 2021 in School News, Distance learning

Now into week four of the current lockdown, Maltman's Green Prep School in Gerrards Cross issued a survey to find out how their pupils and parents are coping at home and to gauge their opinion of the distance learning provision.

Maltman’s Green School is committed to delivering excellence in education, be that in the classroom or through their Distance Learning programme. Through the use of digital tools such as Microsoft Teams, My School Portal, live lessons and video/audio streaming, they are able to offer a robust distance learning educational experience, allowing the girls to make use of online learning programmes and take part in live sessions that help to bring the learning to life and the Maltman’s community together. Find out more about their Distance Learning provision: https://www.maltmansgreen.com/about/covid-19/

The wellbeing of the school community is of great importance, so Maltman's Green choose to issue their survey in order to get a deeper understanding of how best they can support their girls, ensuring they are getting a good balance of screen-time, are appropriately stretched in their studies, that they have opportunities to connect with their peers and enough time for exercise and fresh air.

The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive. They asked their Pre-Prep girls if they enjoy their learning and look forward to finding out what work their teacher has set, and 80% of them answered YES! Out of the Prep girls, 75% find the amount of work they are given JUST RIGHT, and when asked if they are easily able to access feedback from teachers, 70% said a resounding YES!


Senior staff at the School are keenly aware of how difficult distance learning is for parents; parents who are often juggling their own work commitments while trying to maintain a schedule of remote learning for their child (or children) as well as a sense of wellbeing. They have put together a guide to help parents manage their child’s homeschooling and create the best environment in which they can learn. Download your copy of 'Coping with Distance Learning' here: https://www.maltmansgreen.com/visit/


We are very happy with the home-schooling. Thank you very much for all the teachers’ and staffs’ hard work, very much appreciated.
Mr Mrs Kao

We appreciate the enormous effort the school and Mrs Kindred especially is making. Mrs Kindred has been fantastic responding to my emails/concerns and also recognising the girls and addressing any challenges. A big thank you from us!
Mr & Mrs Edelman

We are really pleased with how distance learning has stepped up – live music, now the 1-2-1 reading and the access to books from school. Importantly, Mrs Kindred is striking the right balance of keeping the girls engaged, stretching them, providing some structure but also empathy and flexibility to adjust where needed.
Mr & Mrs Unadkat

The staff are amazing, especially Miss Freeman, she is so incredible with the girls. We have nothing but huge admiration and thanks to give you all.
Mr & Mrs McCavert

Teachers are being absolutely amazing and the activities are so well thought out, materials ready to access, feedback so prompt. Really amazing. I made some comments earlier this week that I felt that my daughter could use a little more incentive to work harder and this was taken on board straight away. The awarding of stars for good work as they work towards getting the star badge has motivated her so much. So grateful for everything the teachers are doing.
Mr & Mrs Dhinsa

Miss Freeman has been wonderful! She’s a brilliant teacher and so good at explaining things, encouraging the girls, and has really managed to get to know Anaya so well. We’re very, very lucky to have her and her cheerful comments on Tapestry and on calls have made a huge difference to our lockdown!
Mr & Mrs Sirdeshpande

Thank you. Thank you so very much. Mrs Webb has been incredible, as has the school. Only have positive feedback and gratitude.
Mr & Mrs Dale

Thank you to all the staff who are working hard to deliver the distance learning programme. We find the quality of materials and teaching to be excellent. We cannot fault it. Thank you to Mrs Webb who is so lovely to all the girls during our live sessions.
Mr & Mrs Gunton

Really grateful for all the hard work teachers are putting in. I’ve had great feedback from work sent and any IT issues I may have. My daughter’s teacher has been amazing.
Mr Vala & Mrs Rama