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Thanks to everyone who completed our 2018-19 annual questionnaire, the results of which you can see below.
There were many different comments about what parents like most about the school. Many pointed to the small size and community feel; also the care and attentiveness of staff. The following are just a few of the positive comments made:
- ‘That we are a small community that looks out for each other.’
- ‘Teachers make the time to see you if you have any concerns.'
- 'The playground has been developed well. Clubs are fun'
- 'I like the fact that my child enjoys coming to school and is learning a lot....'
- 'I like the way everything is in order, the way the teachers are welcoming...'
- 'The leadership and Friday assemblies.'
- 'All teachers my daughter had are very good, she gets confident and happy..'
- 'The school feels like one big family and the teachers are always helpful. My kid has made great progress.'
- 'The values the school teaches the children.'
Eleven comments were made in the section, ‘something you would change about the school’. Below are some representative examples with a brief explanation of how we aim to address the issues raised. We continue to encourage parents to speak to class teachers or school leaders about their concerns, so that we can resolve any issues as quickly as possible.
‘Better communication about events.'
We acknowledge that sometimes short notice is given for events & meetings; and how frustrating this can be. Often this is out of our control - due to late notice from outside agencies or providers. However, we will strive to ensure we always give maximum notice.
The calendar on the school website is regularly updated and contains many dates for the school year. The newsletter includes dates for the current term.
Each Monday a diary of the week is sent by email
Please ensure we have up to date email addresses and mobile numbers to receive our texts & emails
‘I would like to pay a little bit less for school clubs, because if my child wants two or more clubs I have to pay a lot.’
The school office do their best to source providers of quality, at a reasonable price. Some clubs are more expensive due to the cost of materials & resources the children use - not just the leaders fee. Others we are able to fund through grants (e.g. sports). We will continue to seek the best quality & most cost effective provision - if you have any suggestions please let us know - and to identify grants that may be used to subsidise costs for parents.
'School dinners.' 'More time for kids to finish their lunch.'
We are always looking to improve and develop the menu for school dinners
Senior leaders meet regularly with our contractors and most importantly a Caterlink representative meets with our Junior Leadership Team (pupils elected by their peers) every term to discuss the menu. Changes are then made in accordance with pupil feedback
We hold tasting days for parents during the school year, but are happy to organise one on request. Please speak to the school office.
Children are given plenty of time to consume their lunch; the last group to come in tends to be around 12:50, giving them 25 minutes until the end of lunch (at 1:15pm).