What our parents say

A strong relationship between home and school is very important to us at High Ercall Primary School. We work together to ensure that all children are happy, motivated and well supported.

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 83 families (out of 101 families in total) in March 2017.

 

Strongly agree

agree

Total

disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

My child is happy at school

69%

30%

99%

1%

 

 

My child feels safe at school

79%

21%

100%

 

 

 

The school helps my child to achieve as well as they can

68%

30%

99%

 

 

1%

The school meets my child’s particular needs

67%

31%

98%

1%

 

1%

The school ensures my child is well looked after

75%

25%

100%

 

 

 

Teaching at this school is good

74%

26%

100%

 

 

 

There is a good standard of behaviour at this school

59%

37%

96%

2%

 

2%

School deals with any cases of bullying well

44%

22%

66%

2%

 

32% (no experience)

My child receives homework appropriate for their age

54%

42%

96%

2%

 

1%

The school helps me to support my child's learning

65%

34%

99%

1%

 

 

The school responds to my concerns and keeps me well informed

64%

31%

95%

4%

 

1%

The school is well led and managed

72%

26%

98%

2%

 

 

 

 

November 2016:

A survey after our Parent - Teacher Conversation Meetings

   Yes
 Do you feel fully informed about your child's current attainment?  100%
 Do you feel fully informed about your child's progress and next steps for this term?  100%
   

 Comments included:

'My child is very happy at High Ercall.'

'There has been great support at school which has really helped my child's development'

' We are pleased with our children's progress and encouragement received from school.'

'Very positive and the teacher is very motivated about teaching my child.'

'My child has grown in confidence in maths and the level of teaching is impressive.'

'I'd like some examples of learning activities we could use at home for younger children to prepare for starting school.'

'Support about internet safety would be helpful for home.'

'The print out of progress has helped me to see the progress that has been made.'

'Broader picture of attainment across all subjects would be useful.'

 

 

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: More sports clubs for KS1

Our response: Karate club will start back again in Spring 2017. tennis club and Crossbar are open for all children. Gym is open for children from Year 1 upwards.

 

Parents asked for: Greater communication about changes to class routine, like PE or Forest Schools

Our Response: The newsletter is a good way of finding out what is happening in school. Twitter is now on line and available as a way of finding out what is coming up. The new website should become more interactive and enable you to access key information such as upcoming events.

 

Parents asked for: Consideration of the quantity of homework.

Our response: There is more detail now on the website about homework. Mr Parton has recently completed a first draft of the homework policy - which will be shared in the Spring term 2017.