Parents' and Carers' Information

Parent and Carer Review 2020


We hosted our first Year 11 review evening on 15th January 2020 and it was a great success with a huge turnout from students, parents and carers. It was observed by the Lead Ofsted Inspector on the second day of our Ofsted inspection who praised the event.  The annual Review Day normally held in July was not able to go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we did carry out a student and parent/carer survey - see comments below:


"My daughter has been in Harmonize Academy since October and this school is amazing in every area, and so caring and attentive, especially over the difficult times of lockdown.

"I have been happy with the support my nephew has received from school. The school rang every time to check his welfare and whether he is completing his course work.

"My son only went to Harmonize Academy for a couple of weeks before lockdown. In that time, he settled well and seemed happy. I’m hoping when he’s back, he will thrive and do well in his new school.

"I was really happy with my daughter’s report and, in the short time she has been there, she has made so much progress.

"Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for my son.

"I was very pleased with my daughter’s report. I didn’t know she was doing so well in her lessons. I am very happy with her progress and the help and support she has received so, thank you.

"I am extremely proud of my daughter for her report and hope that she keeps up with all the hard work, and continues with her good behaviour. Thank you all for teaching/helping/understanding my daughter and her needs.

"I really enjoyed reading my child's report.

"We were pleasantly surprised at our grand-daughter’s report and hope she keeps it up.

"I was really pleased with my son’s report. The comments and scores were great.

"During lockdown, I felt the school supported us with homework online and phone calls/ text messages every day.

"Over lockdown, I received a lot of support from Sheelagh.

"During lockdown I spoke to Liz a lot. She supported and helped me more than she probably knows. Carl and Wynn also helped and supported us too.


Parent and Carer Review Day July 2019

Once again at the end of the summer term, parents and carers were invited to meet with the Harmonize Teaching staff to discuss their child’s progress, GCSEs, vocational qualification choices and career plans. The Principal, Mrs Marie McConville was delighted that so many parents and carers attended to make it our busiest review day so far and for all their positive comments. We always welcome your feedback and this is what some of you had to say this year:


Student Comments Year 9

"I loved being made welcome and being pupil of the week three times."

"Playing for the school football team is one of my highlights."


Parent/Carer Comments Year 9

"All [my son’s] teachers had positive comments and some things for him to work on which was great."

"I am so happy and very proud of [my daughter] with her progress – keep up the good work."

"I can’t thank you all enough for the care and support [my son] has received at Harmonize. He has never liked school from nursery and is now excelling. Thank you."

"I am so proud of my daughter’s hard work and how well she has come on since she started. I am thankful for all the staff’s support."

"Well done! I am so pleased with how much my daughter has improved in every way. She is a different person now in a very positive way."

"Our son has improved in behaviour, attitude and the amount of work he has completed whilst at Harmonize and we are so grateful and proud."

"I’m pleased with my son’s report from all the teachers; I’m proud of him."

"I couldn’t be any more proud with today’s comments about my son."


Student Comments Year 10

"I think this school is good; I like it because the teachers are nice and help me to progress with my studies. I am studying to be something when I grow up."

"Taking macro pictures of bees in flowers in Sefton Park in photography was a highlight."

"Another highlight was meeting certain staff members and students who joined this year who have had a positive impact on me."

"I feel happy."

"I feel that Harmonize has helped both my confidence and friendships inside and out of school."

"I know I need to focus more and be better in English, Maths and Science."

"I enjoy the break and dinner times with my mates."

"I have had a really enjoyable year."

"There is plenty of help and promise ahead. I am meeting targets and got good feedback from the teachers."


Parent/Carer Comments Year 10

"The deal with the teachers is very good. They fill out all the expectations for my son."

"I’m very pleased with the progress my daughter has made over the last year and hope she keeps up the good work."

"Harmonize is a truly amazing school and it makes me so proud to see how my son has come on with all the support, love and understanding he has been given."

"I am pleased with the comments made… my daughter can achieve if she puts her mind to it."

"This is a good report. There are lots of things my son needs to work on but I love the fact he is liked by all. I hope he will knuckle down in year 11."

"I have been pleased with my daughter’s report and the teachers seem to be doing a good job."

"I am extremely proud of the comments from teachers regarding my son and I am made up with the improvement. He has come on brilliantly since starting at Harmonize."

"We agree with all the comments. Our son needs to settle down and focus on all subjects, not just the ones he likes. He can give a lot more – he knows this. We have seen a professional, caring attitude towards him."

"I’m extremely happy with all the positive comments. It has been very hard work to motivate my daughter to go to school."

"I feel that the teachers are working really well with my son and he enjoys coming to school. His performance has immensely improved and I appreciate all the hard work all the teachers are doing with him."

"It has been an amazing year for my son who has been encouraged by staff to mature and be responsible. Thank you."

"I am well pleased with this report and with the school – thank you and the staff."

"We are really pleased with our son’s progress and ability and hope he realises how well he can do if he knuckles down and works rather than get involved with silliness."

"I’m so happy to hear how well my son is doing in school. I am pleased with the grades and opportunities available for him to progress. We just need to work on his behaviour.

"My son has worked really hard this term and hopefully will continue the good work. I’m so proud of his progress.


Year 11 Students

We asked our year 11 student leavers to complete a survey about their experience at Harmonize Academy. Click here to view their responses.


Parent and Carer Review Day July 2017

“It was really encouraging to hear the positive feedback from both pupils and guardians. One foster parent expressed that he was initially doubtful about sending his charge all the way from Warrington to Liverpool to attend Harmonize, when they had a school round the corner from their house. His views changed when he saw the improvement in the young person. The guardians agreed that the small size of the school and its classes, and the high level of one-to-one attention and support, made a great difference. For the first time their children actually said that they enjoyed school. This was backed up by the young people themselves.”

- Dr Modupe Omideyi, Chair of Governors

Review Day Feedback

At the end of term, parents and carers were invited to meet with the Harmonize Teaching staff to discuss their child’s progress, GCSEs, vocational qualification choices and career plans. There was also an opportunity to talk to the Chair of Governors, Dr Modupe Omideyi and Martin Flatman, Chair of the Education Committee who both thoroughly enjoyed their conversations with parents, carers, students and staff. The Principal, Stephen Daley was delighted that so many parents and carers attended and for all their positive comments. We always welcome feedback and this is what some of you had to say:

Comments from Parents/Carers:

"I am extremely pleased with the feedback and I have seen a positive change in my son’s attitude."

"I am happy with the feedback and I’m pleased to see my son showing enthusiasm in music."

"I am extremely pleased with the overall improvement in studies and behaviour."

"I’m amazed to see how happy my son is after school; and happy to see progress in such a short time."

"I’m extremely happy with the feedback and pleased to hear my son has settled into school. I am overwhelmed with the positivity from staff; it’s the first time he has settled into school."

"I’m happy to hear about my son’s potential ability and positive feedback. I’m happy with his progress and hope to improve his attendance next year."

"I’m proud of my daughter’s improvements."

"This is the best school our daughter has attended."

"There’s a big change in my daughter’s behaviour. She gets along well with staff, enjoys trips out and drama – speaks highly of the teacher."

"I’m relieved to hear how well my son is doing, it’s the best feedback received compared to previous schools. He enjoys attending Harmonize and gets on well with staff."

"I’m extremely pleased with the feedback; I’m happy for my daughter to be attending Harmonize."


Our Students say:

"I have enjoyed attending Harmonize." [Year 10]

"I enjoy music and PE." [Year 10]

"I enjoy the general experience at Harmonize; I’m doing well in Maths with Vicky." [Year 9]

"I am happy attending Harmonize. I enjoy the atmosphere and I’m looking forward to completing my GCSEs next year." [Year 10]

"I enjoy PE at Harmonize." [Year 9]

"I enjoy Harmonize and the way the days are structured. I have made friends here." [Year9]

"I’m happy attending Harmonize and looking forward to the next year." [Year 10]

"I feel content attending Harmonize." [Year 9]

"I’m happy with this school and I hope that I can continue to build my confidence." [Year 10]

"The staff are friendly and it’s a nice atmosphere. Childcare, PE and PSHE are my favourite subjects." [Year 10]

"I have enjoyed my time here so far." [Year 9]

"I like music and I like playing with Logic and in September, I want to do the best I can." [Year 9]

Please click the links below for further information.

Communication with Parents and Carers


Home-Harmonize Academy Agreement

Promoting Good Behaviour

Safeguarding Policy


Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Click Here to complete the Parent View survey.