Consulting with Parents

 

We are very keen to listen to what parents have to say about the school, so that we can continually improve. Please share any concerns or suggestions with any member of staff: the headteacher is usually available at the main school gate in the morning. Otherwise, please send any comments or suggestions either by email or in writing to the school office. You can also contact any governor.
We look forward to hearing from you.
 

Annual parent survey 2017

Thank you to all the parents who responded to our annual survey. There were 73 Online responses and 35 paper responses. All of the results have been collated (see below), and all of the comments have been reviewed by the School Leadership Team.

general questionnaire 2017 results.xls

There were lots of very positive comments, with the following aspects of the school getting regular mentions:

  • Friendly and approachable staff
  • Dedicated teaching
  • Excellent opportunities (music; art; clubs)
  • Values and Christian ethos
  • Support for pupils with Special Needs
  • Improvement in School Meals
  • Most felt Class Dojo and Tapestry had been really positive (even if there is a bit of inconsistency about how much teachers use these)

 

I The following areas were identified by several parents

  • Review communication with parents: were there too many different things going on? (some parents felt a bit bombarbed by all our different forms of communication). We will look at this further
  • Can we make information about progress better? We will review this over the coming year, and are already looking at reporting format.

Parent View

Another way of registering your views is through Ofsted's 'Parent View' site. The link can be accessed below. The questions used by Ofsted also form the basis for our own annual survey (see above).

 

Parent Helpers

We welcome offers of help in school. If you are able to spare some time helping with activities such as cooking, arts and crafts or listening to the children read, then please speak to your child's teacher.  We also need parents to assist on school trips and camps.  It is a requirement that all adults working with children have a Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) disclosure: This can be arranged through the school office and usually takes 3-4 weeks. There is more information in the Parent Helper's Handbook, attached below.