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St Michael's CofE Primary School

- Let Your Light Shine -

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. In addition, the headteacher  or a member of SLT (Senior Leadership Team) 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 2019

The survey is now closed. We had 125 responses, representing 25-30% of the school population, with a fairly even spread among the year groups. To see the full results, click here:

general questionnaire 2019 results.xls

The headline figures are:

My child is happy at school: 98%

My child makes good progress: 99%

My child is well taught: 100%

The individual comments have all been read and discussed by the Leadership Team. Things that came up most often were:

  • The dedication and enthusiasm of the staff
  • The friendliness and welcoming nature of the school ('It doesn't feel like a big school')
  • The extra opportunities available

Suggested improvements covered a range of aspects. There were a few things that came up several times:

  • Earlier notification of dates
  • Parking concerns, especially in the main school car park
  • A stronger emphasis on homework at the top end of the school
  • Improving school meals (less processed food and fewer cake-style puddings)

We are currently thinking about how best to address these issues.

  • We will ensure as many dates as possible are on the website at the start of the year
  • Speed bumps will shortly be installed at the entrance to the car park, plus additional signs (we have considered a barrier but these are expensive and seem a bit excessive to tackle the problems)
  • When the website is restructured there will be more homework advice and activities for those wishing it
  • We are reviewing the menus and will seek to cut sown on processed foods (suasages/burgers) as well as ask parent s for suggestions


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 around a week. There is more information in the Parent Helper's Handbook, attached below.