Parents praise Uckfield College for crisis action

Parents have been full of praise for digital learning lessons offered by Uckfield College when it was partially closed because of staff shortages due to Coronavirus.

Years 7 and 8 were asked to work from home and the way this has affected families was shared on the Uckfield Talk Facebook page last night.

For example Lucy Cratchley said the college was being amazing:

“My children are on day three of digital learning on their Chromebooks, (Year 7 and 8). Each lesson they log in to sign the register then carry on with the classwork each teacher has set.

“Their timetable follows exactly as it would at school including PE. They get breaks, lunch and even earn achievement points.


“The pastoral leaders are there to fully support any student (and parent!) when needed all day every day via email and phone.

“We even have to report absence for the day if they are poorly.

“If it wasn’t for this they would be out of education and falling behind for as long as this virus is around for.

“A big thank you to all of the staff and teachers at the college.


Other parents quickly agreed saying:

“I’m so impressed with Uckfield College. It’s been seamless.”

“Completely agree. They’re doing an amazing job in a situation that is completely alien to all of us.”

“We are leading the way … many schools don’t have these facilities. Our kids are very privileged to have access to this learning. It’s brilliant.”


“Absolutely agree!! I can’t praise the college enough!!”

“The college is doing an amazing job. So we’ll be organised for such a hectic time for us al. Nowtime to bunker down.”

“Very grateful, this provision and support is not the norm everywhere. Our children, and us as parents, are very fortunate.”

“They have been great at informing parents what’s going on each day. I’ve never had abad word today about them in the six years my daughter has been at the school.”

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