In our OFSTED (October 2017) the good relationship with families and parents was recognised, and supported by parents on the Parent View website. In the report it states: "Leaders have made good links with parents and carers as well as external agencies to help them to support vulnerable pupils. Parents and pupils say that behaviour is outstanding and that instances of bullying are very rare. This is because of the school’s strong pastoral support systems. Leaders are aware of the needs and concerns of individual pupils, and parents acknowledge and appreciate this."
We are delighted that in our most recent parent / guardian survey (March 2022), a very high proportion of parents 'strongly agree' with the questionnaire statements which mimic the OFSTED Parent View website. As a parent, we would encourage you to complete the OFSTED survey in addition to our survey.
Comments from parents in our recent survey included:
My child is thriving and I believe his confidence has improved dramatically.
Everyone goes above and beyond to make the school a warm, caring and safe place everyday.
My child loves her class. She loves school and we are really pleased with her progress.
There is a strong caring attitude portrayed by the children - it is good to see.
Very well organised school with excellent communication.
From day one we have felt that the school is welcoming and it is a wonderful environment where my child is thriving with the excellent staff.
I feel High Ercall staff are really proactive and always seeking to improve on all areas of school life to provide a happy environment for children to thrive.
How can you talk to us if you have a worry or something to share?
There are many ways that you can communicate with school about specific issues relating to your child's learning, or about a general issue relating to school. These include:
- Speaking to Mrs. Roberts on the playground first thing in the morning or at the end of the school day
- Talk to your child's teacher on the playground before or after school - or make an appointment for a longer or more private discussion
- Phone to speak to a member of staff
- Email school with a query, or use the contact us form on the website
- Attend our parent open sessions - like Mother's Day Meal or KS1 Bridge Building
- Attend our termly Parent Conversation meetings to meet individually with your child's class teacher
- Respond to the annual parent questionnaire. See the feedback from March this year in the related documents.
We act upon all concerns or feedback, and work with you to decide the best course of action.
From the recent Parent Questionnaire, there have been a number of actions:
Parents asked for: help with maths homework
Our response: we have bought into Maths Shed a new homework resource, and there will be a parent workshop in May 2022 to support with this. All staff will attend to help and exemplify strategies in different year groups.
Parents asked for: Support with on line safety
Our response: Parent workshops are in place regularly with an outside expert to support understanding and strategies to put in place.
Parents asked for: Prior notice of events
Our response: On the summer term newsletter, dates up to Christmas are included. The newsletter and website always have dates as far in advance as possible and key dates are set at the start of each term.
Parents asked for: more sporting events and activities for younger children
Our response: we plan sports events across school for all year groups each term - we will try to make sure we take part in KS1 events as much as KS2. Each term a sports club will be available for the younger children