BBC Young Reporter 2020

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BBC Young Reporter 2020

Monday, 09 March 2020 14:39

An Interview with Mrs Loftus

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The school is trying to improve the amount of visits the students go on. Mrs Loftus explains,” We are attempting to include every We interviewed Mrs Loftus asking her some questions about the school. We asked about health and safety Coronavirus is a big problem at the moment. She replied with,” If a student was found with coronavirus, we would follow the National health guidance. They would be asked to self-isolate. The National health guide has said to keep schools open at the moment until it worsens.”

Another question was about the English department and what they could do to improve. She suggested,” The OFSTED report said we could improve by moving the order of what is taught. An example is in year eight. They are being taught war poetry.  But in history, they don’t study the world wars until year nine.”  We are now restructuring our curriculum to support this.

We questioned her about how the school is being more eco-friendly. She shared some information,” In staff meetings, they use reusable plastic cups with lids instead of using paper ones like they did before. We are still trying to cut down the amount of plastic bottles used in the canteen. There is also an eco-friendly group led by Mr Chapman.

Student voice is very important to Driffield School. Mrs Loftus stated,” Student voice is happening all the time. Students have their share of opinions of the school and what could be improved in the school. I said that free fruit was a good option because it will encourage more pupils to eat healthily. It will not only help them, it will also help the school to be outstanding. That may be considered by the school.

We also asked her about the general improvements that could be made. We asked her if she would add some creativeness to the lessons. She stated,” Art is already very creative and the lessons are full of information.”

We inquired about the water fountains. There aren’t a lot near the PE areas. She told us that the problem with that are the queues to fill bottles up. The students will want to go during lessons instead of during lunch and break.

She was very pleased with how far the school come over the last couple of years. She is hopeful about the future.

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