Editorial 11.11.2021

Dear Parent,

How do we know if we are doing something well? It helps to be self-reflective and to look with an open mind at our actions but it is easy to spin a false narrative, either that we are doing really well, or, if we lack confidence, that things are terrible and we are hopeless. You may have noticed the latter in your children. As a school, we like to think that we are constantly evaluating how we are doing and governor meetings certainly help with that process. However, it is important for us to hear from the wider parent and student body as well.

We sent out surveys to parents and students last week. Thanks to those who have already completed them but it would be great to have more responses. This is the only way we can find out whether you think we are doing a good job or if there are areas we should be working on. Otherwise we rely on anecdotal evidence from casual comments be they compliments or complaints. This can lead us to make changes when they are not warranted or we can be unduly complacent that all is well.

We intend to send a survey out each year so we can track if we are making progress on areas of concern. We will share the results with you in a few weeks together with our plan of action when necessary. I hope that everyone will take the few minutes needed to complete the surveys so we have as complete a picture as possible.

The links are below:
• GIRLS’ SCHOOL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/

• BOYS’ SCHOOL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N

Wishing you all a good Shabbos.

Mrs K Brice
Hasmonean High School for Girls