the school does not handle covid properly. the year group bubbles don’t work and the younger years are prioritised. most of the time we have to stand outside or we go into the library that has limited space and not many computers. all that has changed is year group areas which do not work because students don’t really follow the rules. we use hand sanitiser regularly and have to wear masks in communal areas. it is a good school but needs to be improved. the remote learning isn’t very good. however they do check if we are doing the work but they call parents if students haven’t registered in the morning which can be dangerous for children with abusive families. students mental health is not taken into consideration at all. i couldn’t complete some exams because my mental health was bad and i had no motivation and couldn’t get out of bed, same with a few of my friends. most students can’t do schoolwork and it’s too much. there has also been many incidents of racism and homophobia. and the pupils which showed discriminatory behaviour were not punished or anything.
1.So St Paul’s clearly does not care for its students in year 13.
The government have said they will make things easier for exam students due to Covid but St Paul’s has decide to make it harder.
2. Year 13’s have to stand outside in the freezing cold and eat their lunch whilst teachers have the privilege of eating inside whilst their outside getting sick
3. In the library the younger children are prioritised for computers rather than year 12 or 13, this time is very important for them and they don’t get to use the computers as much as them.
4. I have heard from my child that nearly all her friends predicted grades have been dropped a grade lower for almost all of their subjects leaving them hopeless with university applications
5. Mentors barely reply to students with regards to their personal Statements, I understand this time is busy for everyone however deadlines have approached and it will be the children’s fault and it’s the teachers who need to respond.
6. Lastly, my child is so overwhelmed and always upset with the work load the teachers just give advice being “don’t worry it will be fine” which is not good enough, considering nearly 7 months off from school they need to be cut some slack here for these exams especially the ones in January.