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.
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 2018 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: 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 or late notice for trips
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. We do our best to give plenty of notice for trips but occasionally there is less notice, especially if we had a last minute invitation to something. If this causes a problem please do talk to school.
Parents asked for: Prior notice of events
Our response: On the summer term final newsletter, dates up to Christmas were included. The newsletter an dwebsite always have dates as far in advance as possible and key dates are set at the start of each term.