In our recent 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 2019), a very high proportion of parents 'strongly agree' with the questionnaire statements. See the link to the right of the page.
Comments from parents included:
'High Ercall is a fantastic school that is well led and has a great ethos for learning. All of the staff are approachable and act on any concerns raised.'
'My child's needs are being met with focused intervention this term to build her confidence and reach her potential - thank you'
'We could not be happier.'
'We enjoyed the reaidng event - it was nice to read together.'
'Really enjoyed the reading week with the variety of activities at home and schol and always great to be involved in the classroom.'
'All the children are so well behaved and respectful. The school has exceeded my expectations.'
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
- Phone to speak to a member of staff
- Come in to make an appointment to see 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.
Feedback from parents for our 2019 School Development Planning:
Great communication (mentioned lots of times)
Recognising individual needs
Welcoming to new children
Fantastic after school provision
Good rewards and consequences
Well behaved children, excellent manners
Active on bullying or incidents, any issue is dealt with
Great support from all staff
School ethos and principles are reinforced
Good engagement with parents
Happy learning environment
Nurturing the child, adapting to needs
Supportive, always available to talk to
Children feel well praised
Fabulous broad and balanced curriculum
Great learning environments to motivate
Children are very happy
Communication is great and supports working parents
Supportive and approachable teachers
Support for any areas of weakness
Welcoming and encouraging
Intervention helped my child
Ensure the children feel they have achieved through certificates
United school team
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: Supprt with on line safety
Our response: parent workshops in April 2019 with an outside expert to support understanding and strategies to put in place.
Parents asked for: Pupil voting for achievement certificates wasn't always fair
Our Response: For 2018-19 we changed to a 'Super Studet' with raffle tickets for all children noticed following our 5Rs or working hard. The difficulty with this is that sometimes children are picked out twice and someone may be missed. This was discussed with the school council and a strategy put in place so that all had the opportunities. We still have our half termly achievers too and so this can ensure all are recognised.
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.