What our parents say

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

Teaching quality

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.