You said, we did...
We listen. Here are some examples of changes we have made as a result of comments, compliments and suggestions we have received from our pupils, parents, carers, staff and the wider community.
|The school should encourage more children to bring a healthy snack||Free fruit is always on offer in KS1 and children from KS2 can help themselves if they so wish. Since being a 'nut free' school many biscuits and snacks are no longer being sent in and generally snacks at break are 'healthier.' School promotes eating a balanced diet to all children and those having a school meal have to eat either salad or vegetables with their dinner.|
|How can you improve the security of school yet further?||A new perimeter fence was installed in the spring of 2020 following a grant obtained by the school from the Local authority. The new chnages to the front entrance have created a secure waiting area for visitors to the school.|
|As parents, we would like more timely information regarding the progress of our children.||We have three formal opportunities a year for parents/carers to discuss their child's progress. These are two parent consultation evenings, one in the autumn term and one in the spring term, followed by a written report in the summer term. Parents/carers are encouraged to speak to their child's class teacher at any point if they have a concern. .Due to the current restrictions we recommned for parents and carers to email the office email@example.com who will direct the email to the most appropraite person.|
|The corridor classroom (former Year 4 classroom) is not conducive to learning and teaching.||The school has been fortunate in securing funding to remodel a number of areas within school in order to create a fabulous learning space for every year group.|
|It is difficult for parents who have children in both the infants and juniors to drop off when both departments start at 9am.||The infant children now start at 8:50am. The juniors now have a staggered start to their day. They may come into school from 8:45am but must be in class for formal registration at 8:55am. This has had the benefit of reducing the number of minor accidents on the playgrounds prior to the school day and also to reduce some traffic congestion.|
|Could the school offer more after school clubs?||The school is only offering outside after school clubs at the moment due to the current restrictions.|
|How do I find out about school events and general information that other parents seem to know?||The first contact for every child is emailed all school correspondance. All communications that leave school are duplicated and can be found on the school website. Newsletters (monthly) letters, clubs, school events, holiday dates, medical forms, school policies, preschool registration forms etc...|
|I want to be able to support my child/ren at home, and would like more information on the teaching methods used in school.||
The school website has a number of resources for parents and carers to see. Most recently, we have created a suite of resources showing how we teach maths. Each class now has four videos showing how we teach the four operations; these are all available on class pages of the school website. We intend to do the same for reading during the course of this year.