I just wanted to thank you both for the excellent English Online Learning that my daughter is having. It is fantastic that she has a structured school week. I am working from home so I am able to glance across and see what she is doing. All the extra effort you are putting in is helping the students along with all of us home working parents. This makes for a happy home! Thank you!
Looking forward to meeting you Mrs Lewis at Parents Evening next week.
Dear Mrs Harrison,
I just wanted to write to you to thank yourself and all the Team at Harris and let you know that you are doing an amazing job in extremely difficult circumstances.
The level of support and the quality of the online lessons is outstanding.
It is very reassuring to have the support and help from all of the staff .
If my daughter is having difficulty with lessons or wellbeing both she and I know that we will be supported.
Please thank all of the staff for their incredibly hard work,
Parent of Year 11 Student
I would like to give some feedback and let you know that I have been really impressed and I am thankful to my daughter’s teachers. My daughter is taking the lessons really seriously and she is making sure she is ready for registration, has a drink and resources available for the lesson and is doing any homework set. I think her attitude is down to her desire to do well but also for the teachers setting an expectation.
I can appreciate it is a massive challenge for the teachers but I would like you to know that as a parent I am really pleased and grateful with what they are doing. I will make sure she continues to give her best and please keep up the good work.
Parent of Year 8 student
To the staff of Harris Academy,
It has been good to hear from the Chair of Governors recently of the incredibly dedicated work of staff in continuing to deliver the best possible education to pupils at Harris School.
On behalf of the Anglican churches of the Rugby Deanery, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks for all you are doing and would like to assure you of our continued prayers during this difficult time.
With every blessing
Rector, St Mark’s Bilton
Area Dean of Rugby
I have always been impressed with the communication from the school and the boys are engaged in their lessons.
We definitely made the right choice in Harris for our secondary.
My daughter is loving this online learning with live lessons.
Thank you very much for working so hard to enable it.
Take care and stay safe
I am sure it can’t be easy for school staff right now, but we just wanted to say thank- you for all the work the staff are doing in teaching the pupils.
The virtual lessons, have really helped them stay more focused.
Parent of Year 8 and 10 Students
Please pass on my thanks to all school staff involved in delivering the live lessons this week. It is by no means an easy feat to deliver lessons in this way and as parents we greatly appreciate all the hard work the staff are putting in at this very difficult time.
I have to say that Harris has significantly improved their online teaching. We have our youngest daughter attending a different school and their online teaching is just limited to a catch-up, whereas I can see my daughter is really enjoying Harris' online classes and she is really motivated and excited. We have the feeling that she is learning, and that's exactly the key thing. Thanks for this, as I can imagine this must require a comprehensive preparation. Tough times for all of us, but clearly going in the right direction.
With kind regards
Parent of Year 7 student
Thank you. I'll pray for some ups to come. Everything that the school has done has made those unsettling months 10 times better. Settling into this school was so easy because the school was always there to help. I have never missed school so much, sometimes it takes losing something to realise how much you love it. Harris is so good it has a community feeling which is what every good school needs. Mrs Harrison and all the staff has done so well to push Harris through this and made sure we all come out of this hard time happy and healthy. Although I'm not doing so well myself, the staff must be going through 10 times more stress so I hope you're keeping well and staying calm. It is hard times right and I pray for better times. But just for you to know if there is anything [probably not much but even if the support is enough] I am here and happy to do whatever to help the school.
Year 7 Student
I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible job you are all doing!
I know you will have all spent your Christmas ‘holiday’ preparing for a very different term to the one we now have and you were given very little notice of the changes. I have been delighted with the remote learning provision you have put in place and I know that my daughter has found it easy to engage with and feels very supported. I can’t begin to tell you what a relief that is, as she is having to be at home on her own and self-manage the whole situation independently.
I can’t wait for the day when we can all get back to normal and you can all go back to doing what you do best, but please know that I think you are all exceptionally good at remote learning too!!
If there is anything we can do to support the school please do ask.
Parent of Year 8 student
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the online lessons. They have made a huge difference to home schooling. My daughter has been getting on so well with them and it's nice to see her happy and smiling during the online lessons.
The teachers have been fantastic and I have heard them praising my daughter for her work efforts which has been a huge encouragement for her. I appreciate how hard this is for you so I just wanted to recognize what a huge success it's been our end so far.
Parent of Year 7 student
Can I take this opportunity to thank you and all Harris staff for all the hard work you are doing to help protect and educate our children, you are all doing an amazing job and I hope you all know it is greatly appreciated by myself and my husband. I pray you and your families all stay healthy and safe through these unpredictable times, and hope to see you all again soon.
Year 8 Parent - January 2021
I just wanted to drop you a quick email and let you know how thrilled I am that my son is now at Harris. Although he was only with you for 2 days before this lockdown the change in his work attitude is amazing.
Before all this homework was an absolute nightmare and caused more arguments than anything else. I expected the same with doing school work at home! Don't get me wrong he has struggled with bits but his teachers have been amazing in helping us out. Particularly Ms Adams. My son has never liked literature or English but has tried his best, so when he gets the feedback from her it has given him the most amazing buzz to see that he is doing it right and getting praise for doing so.
Massive turn around in him and I can't thank the staff enough for the positive feedback they send.
Year 8 Parent - June 2020
Dear Mrs Harrison
I just wanted to let you know your staff have been amazing in supporting my daughter in Year 7. They have been so understanding as she is struggling to do online work. Thank you for putting up with my emails and all of you have responded in such a positive way. I know it's a challenging time for you all having to combine home life with school life and all the year groups you have to prepare work for. If a positive has come from this I have got to know some of my daughter's teachers more this way than I ever would in normal circumstances and she is very lucky to have such great staff.
Year 7 parent - June 2020